School Psychologist, Assistant or Associate Professor
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves over 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.
APPOINTMENT: August 19, 2021
RESPONSIBILITIES: The faculty member will be expected to teach relevant undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise school psychology graduate practicum students and/or internship students, be involved with the on-campus psychoeducational clinic, conduct research, serve on committees, and assist with graduate program demands such as case study evaluation and student research projects. Undergraduate teaching might include Developmental Psychology, Exceptional Children, Behavior Modification, or other relevant coursework. Graduate teaching might include consultation, child psychopathology, interventions courses, and/or other courses that match the applicant's areas of specialization.
RANK & SALARY: Assistant or Associate Professor commensurate with experience. Tenure-track, 9 months. Competitive salary. Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or Psy.D. in School Psychology (or related field) by date of appointment. The successful candidate should be eligible to apply for Illinois licensure as a school psychologist (Professional Educator License School Support Personnel). Strong potential for excellence in teaching and research.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: College teaching, research experience, and experience as a school psychologist. Strong written and oral communication skills. The candidate should also be willing and able to work collaboratively within a relatively small graduate program and within the larger psychology department and university community. The candidate should possess a degree from an American Psychological Association (APA)-approved doctoral program. At the Associate Professor level, interest in program coordination and leadership is desirable.
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of application.
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Psychology has 23 faculty, approximately 300 undergraduate majors, 500 minors, and 50 graduate students in Masters Programs (General Experimental and Clinical/Community Mental Health) and a Specialists program (School). The department includes a Psychology undergraduate major with two Options (Psychology, Forensic Psychology); as well as minors in Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Aging Studies, Neuroscience, and Mental Health. Additional information may be located at www.wiu.edu/psychology
THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.
More than 66 undergraduate degree programs, nearly 40 graduate programs and two doctoral programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation. Outside the classroom at Western, concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more are performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, as well as a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.
The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 6,432): A traditional, residential four-year campus offering a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Amtrak provides twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,192): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL.
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL: http://wiu.edu/employment/
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APPLICATION: Complete applications include:
1) a letter of application
2) current curriculum vita or resume
3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references
4) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
5) statements of teaching and supervision philosophy, and program of research
6) material indicating teaching effectiveness and copies of representative publications (if available)
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/
Screening will begin on 12/19/2020.
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