Faculty, School Psychology Program
Eastern University, a university of the liberal arts and sciences located in suburban Philadelphia, invites applications for a tenure-track Faculty position in the School Psychology Graduate Program.
The School Psychology Program is seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time tenure track faculty position beginning January or August 2021. The search will continue until the position is filled. The primary duties involve providing academic and administrative work within School Psychology Program, teaching, mentoring, contributing to program development. Rank is commensurate with experience.
The School Psychology Program at Eastern University, training effective practitioners for over a decade, is committed to preparing a diverse body of students to be competent and ethical practitioners who apply knowledge and skills gained from the thoughtful integration of the Christian faith and their respective disciplines in varied clinical and school settings. Graduates of Eastern University's programs are sought out by employers who know the quality of the training in the School Psychology program. The Department functions as a team to provide comprehensive instruction and mentoring that is holistic, addressing personal and professional development. The program recently attained NASP Candidacy Status and will be applying for NASP approval in the near future.
Some of the values of The School Psychology Program at Eastern University related to the learning atmosphere are:
- We value each student as a potential agent of change, being equipped to return to their diverse communities to be effective helpers of individuals, families, schools, and other organizations.
- We view the work of The School Psychology Program as a ministry of education directed toward the development of practitioners from many backgrounds who draw strength from the best research and practice in the field of school psychology integrated with a Christian worldview. We take seriously our call to rigorous academic training and faithful Christian practice.
The School Psychology Program administers two graduate programs presently: M.Ed. in School Counseling and an M.S. and CAGS in School Psychology. Both school programs meet Pennsylvania state certification guidelines. The faculty role includes teaching, overseeing curriculum development/implementation and mentoring students and part-time/adjunct faculty.
Eastern University regards excellence in teaching as an absolutely essential characteristic of every full-time faculty member, with the pursuit of scholarly activities strongly encouraged. A strong candidate will hold an earned doctorate in the field and have solid adult education and professional experience. Holding a National Certification in School Psychology and Pennsylvania State credential in School Psychology is necessary. Individuals from under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
- Expected course load: teach 24 credit hours over 9 months.
- Expected course responsibilities: Some combination of courses in the fields of School Counseling and School Psychology: academic, behavioral, and cognitive assessment and interventions, consultation, counseling children and adolescents, practicum/internship. All courses taught to graduate students. All full-time faculty are expected to integrate their Christian faith with their disciplines.
- Specific Departmental service expected: Provide leadership and guidance to the School Psychology graduate program in collaboration with department Chair(s) and other members of the College of Education, including attendance at faculty, department, and various committee meetings.
- Provide leadership in expanding the school programs of the department, particularly in the area of student enrollment.
- Participate in recruiting adjunct faculty in the fields.
- Provide leadership for review procedures with PDE and NASP, including preparing reports and overseeing site visits.
- General University service expected: a minimum of one standing committee assignment and occasional other task forces and temporary assignments.
- D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. in: school psychology
- National and Pennsylvania certification in School Psychology
- Ability to work collaboratively both internally and with potential organizational partners.
- Ability to contribute to curriculum development needs.
- Has both an interest in assessing new markets for The School Psychology Program and the ability to develop new courses and programs to match those markets.
- Excellent adult education skills.
- Proven ability and willingness to mentor promising graduate students.
- Willingness to be an active and enthusiastic team player in a diverse community.
- Ability to integrate faith, reason & justice with leadership, teaching, and administrative duties.
- Demonstrated willingness and interest in keeping abreast of best practices, developing trends, and state certification guidelines in the field of School Psychology.
To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts and three professional reference letters to email@example.com.
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