Assistant Professor - School Psychology - NOTICE OF FILING

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Assistant Professor - School Psychology - NOTICE OF FILING

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College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities ( CASSH ) includes departments and programs in the humanities, social sciences and interdisciplinary studies, as well departments in the School of Visual and Performing Arts ( VPA ). CASSH / VPA continues the established liberal studies tradition of providing curricula leading to the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree.

CASSH / VPA is dedicated to providing quality innovative instruction and creative learning experiences which prepares students for future careers and education. More broadly, such learning allows students to continue to develop meaningful, responsible lives. Graduates of the college will have developed the ability to communicate effectively, to think critically, to conduct sound research, to understand complex issues, to use knowledge in all aspects of life, to participate meaningfully as global citizens, and to discover and apply carefully considered values.

CASSH / VPA faculty and staff are committed to maintaining academic integrity and high ethical standards. CASSH / VPA, through its faculty, students, and curricula, also is dedicated to advancing cultural diversity. Furthermore, by developing partnerships and encouraging professional connections, the college works diligently to establish its membership in the broader community.

The academic community within the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities and School of Visual and Performing Arts supports a strong general education program, nurtures exceptional disciplinary programs, and creates innovative interdisciplinary and international programs, which together promote lifelong personal and professional learning for every individual who comes through their programs.

Position Summary

The Department of Psychology in the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities ( CASSH ) at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, is recruiting a new colleague in the graduate School Psychology Program for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position to start August 2020. The School Psychology Program is housed within the Psychology Department and has a strong record of educating future school psychologists who positively impact children’s learning outcomes. The program grants an Education Specialist degree and is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists ( NASP ). This position is affiliated with the School of Education, Professional, and Continuing Education ( EPC ) and the dean of the EPC will provide feedback regarding hiring and personnel reviews to the department. School of Education affiliated faculty are expected to be engaged in service and scholarly activities that inform and enhance the work they do with prospective teachers. Some additional work hours outside the academic school year may be required in order to align duties with the PK-12 school year. UW-La Crosse’s School of Education, Professional, and Continuing Education is committed to principles of equity, inclusion, and social justice. We seek to advance UW-La Crosse’s strategic planning goal, “Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Equity” by increasing the retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff; teaching with identity inclusive and responsive pedagogies; and ensuring that everyone—regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual identity, citizenship, first language, religion, ability and other identities—is included and welcomed on campus. Faculty members in this position collaborate with the Department of Educational Studies on advising and curriculum related issues.

Our new colleague will share the department’s commitment to diversity and will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and mentor for students with diverse backgrounds. We especially encourage applications from members of historically under-represented groups, those whose work furthers the program’s diversity and inclusion efforts, and those who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

Position Description: The four full-time faculty in the program operate as a team and rely on individual and collective strengths. As such, we prefer an applicant who can contribute in one or more of the following ways: engage in high impact teaching practices on the diagnosis and positive change of behavior concerns in children and adolescent; increase community engagement and collaboration with schools and other community institutions serving children and adolescents; experience and/or interest in grant writing; and experience and/or interest in online programming. Graduate teaching expectations are a 3-3 course load and may include courses, such as Behavior Assessment & Management, Psychological Consultation & Collaboration, and other courses within the applicant’s interest area. Other graduate duties include supervision of Ed.S. capstone projects and supervision of student practica and internships. Occasional undergraduate course offerings appropriate to the candidate’s training and expertise are a possibility. Consistent with our practitioner/scholar training philosophy, we offer a two-credit reassignment to work in local schools on a rotating basis. Additional responsibilities include maintaining an active scholarship agenda, and providing service to the department, university, community, and profession. Academic year salary is competitive and commensurate with experience with excellent fringe benefits and insurance programs.

General position summary statement for UWL faculty positions:
Under general supervision of department chair, a person in this position is responsible for teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, and advising students. In addition to preparing for and holding classes [face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online], teaching involves maintaining currency in the content area related to the teaching assignment, evaluating students’ work, assessing student outcomes, maintaining appropriate records, and holding office hours. The individual is expected to maintain an active, on-going program of scholarship appropriate to the discipline. In addition, this individual will provide service to the department, college, and university and is likely expected to provide service to the community and/or the profession. Other duties may be assigned by the chair or dean.

Required Qualifications

• Earned (or nearly completed) doctorate in School Psychology, or a closely related field, by August 31, 2020. The degree must be earned by the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2021.
• At least one year of School Psychology experience or the equivalent, as approved by the EPC Dean, in prekindergarten through grade 12 settings.

Preferred Qualifications

• A strong commitment to training in and identity with School Psychology.
• Evidence of potential for effective teaching and research involving students in higher education settings.
• Expertise in behavior assessment and intervention.
• Interest/expertise in collaborating with community agencies to develop high impact learning opportunities for students.
• Interest/evidence in federal and external grant writing.
• Interest/expertise in the design and delivery of online learning opportunities.
• At least three years of School Psychology experience or the equivalent, as approved by the EPC Dean, in prekindergarten through grade 12 settings.

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A competitive recruitment and selection process was conducted for this employment opportunity and a U.S. worker was not selected. An application for Alien Employment Certification is being filed on behalf of an alien to fill the employment opportunity. Anyone with documentary evidence relative to the application, or available workers, wages and/or working conditions, may contact the Regional Certifying Office of the Department of Labor at the following address:
U.S Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Foreign Labor Certification National Processing Center Harris Tower
233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410 Atlanta GA 30303 Phone: 404-893-0101, Fax: 404-893-4642

The position has been filled. This posting is mandatory to meet a United States Department of Labor requirement. See the job posting for more details.


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Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

Per UPS Operational Policy: TC 1, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven (7) years. UPS -OP-TC-1-Recruitment_FNL.pdf

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Rob Dixon, Search and Screen Chair

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