School Psychologist, Assistant Professor
School Psychologist, Assistant Professor
Western Illinois University
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: Mar 24, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: FT - Continuous
Position ID: 129323
About Western Illinois University:
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 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, 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: 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/">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.
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 342 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 offered on the Macomb campus. The Quad Cities campus offers an undergraduate major and minor in Psychology 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.
Western is a comprehensive university offering 62 undergraduate and 41 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the University's 442 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses.
WIU-Macomb, IL: A traditional, residential four-year campus with distinctive undergraduate degrees and numerous graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago.
WIU-Quad Cities: 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 non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000).
WIU's Macomb campus is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region. Annually, 12 major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows are performed, along with outstanding concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more. The Gwendolyn Brooks and Casa Latina cultural centers offer programs and activities focusing on Black and Hispanic cultures, while the Women's Center promotes gender equity through education, support and advocacy. WIU's student organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and ally (LGBTQ*A) community provides resources, support and programming. 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 17 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.
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/
**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.
Screening will begin on April 24, 2021.
Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.
For more information about the position, please contact search committee chair, Dr. Tracy Cruise via email (email@example.com) or telephone (309-298-1745).
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