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Instructor/Asst Prof of Psychology
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Job Summary/Basic Function
Instructor or Assistant Professor of Psychology is a full-time,
permanent faculty position within the Department of Psychology and
the School of Behavior Sciences. Rank commensurate with education
and experience. This position will facilitate learning for
psychology undergraduate and graduate students, including
instructional design/delivery, and assessing student learning. This
position will also mentor and advise psychology students in basic
and applied research skills, which may include serving as
chairs/readers on thesis committees. The faculty member will
participate in student advising, curriculum development,
professional, university, and scholarly activity. Liberty
University is a Christian institution that expects faculty
subscription to an evangelical doctrinal statement. The Department
of Psychology is comprised of collegial faculty who emphasize a
commitment to Christ and the Scriptures and a dedication to
teaching and research within a biblical worldview.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Teach material from approved curriculum in accordance with
assigned schedule to ensure student satisfaction.
• Assist students in achieving completion of objectives and
• Provide regular and timely feedback to students.
• Advise students in matters related to academics and professional
• Mentors and advises students in basic, advanced, and applied
• Serve as chairs/readers on thesis committees.
• Master’s in Psychology, Counseling or related degree with
emphasis on Social Psychology, Research Methods, Developmental
Psychology, or related course studies.
• Academic and research experience (conducting and disseminating)
• History of outstanding teaching and student mentorship.
ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES ESSENTIAL TO THE FUNCTION OF THE
Communication and Comprehension
• Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
to convey clear, well articulated information.
• Ability to understand, speak, and write English in order to
convey messages and correspond in an articulate and professional
• Possess public communication skills that allow professional
representation of Liberty University to a variety of business and
community customers and associates.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Excellent computer skills.
• Ability to contribute to a team environment and contribute
expertise at appropriate times while recognizing each team members
strengths and contributions
• Listen first communication style to ensure that everyone is heard
so the best decision can be reached
• Ability to show respect to their colleagues and to work in a
• Intuitively able to reason, analyze information and events, and
apply judgment in order to solve problems of both a routine and
• Ability to manage multiple projects with multiple deadlines while
meeting or exceeding expectations.
• Understanding of how to integrate a Christian Worldview into the
principles, techniques, and strategies involved in the practice of
clinical psychology within both academic and clinical
• Ability to remain calm and make decisions under pressure.
• Thinks critically to identify the strengths and weaknesses of
alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
• Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships
with others, and maintaining them over time.
• Ability to assist students in development of internship training
experiences that meet APPIC standards
• Learns actively to understand the implications of new information
for both current and future problem-solving and
Physical and Sensory Abilities
• Occasionally required to travel to local and campus
• Frequently required to sit for extended periods to perform
deskwork or type on a keyboard.
• Regularly required to hear and speak in order to effectively
• Occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb stairs to move
about the building.
• Regularly lift 10 or fewer pounds.
• Terminal degree in Psychology or related degree with emphasis on
Social Psychology, Research Methods, Developmental Psychology, or
related course studies.
• A record of obtaining extramural funding for research.
• Track record of publishing.
• Facility in advanced statistical analyses.
regular faculty work hours
Special Instructions for Applicants
This is a full-time residential faculty position. Remote work is
not available for this position.
Please note that while unofficial transcripts are required during
this stage of the application process, official transcripts for all
conferred degrees (excluding Associate’s degrees) will be required
should the department select you for an interview.
In the references section of the application, please submit the
names of two professional references and one pastoral reference.
Your pastoral reference must be from your current church pastor, or
someone within a leadership position within your current church.
The pastoral reference cannot be an immediate or extended family
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial Transcript 1
- Unofficial Transcript 2
- Teaching Philosophy
- Career Mobility Form (For Current LU Employees ONLY)
- Pastoral Reference Letter
- Academic/Professional Reference Letter 1
- Academic/Professional Reference Letter 2
- Unofficial Transcript 3
- Other Document
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