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Assistant Professor Psychology

Goodwin University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 7, 2022
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The mission of Goodwin University is to educate a diverse student population in a dynamic environment that aligns education, commerce, and community. Our innovative programs of study prepare students for professional careers while promoting lifelong learning and civic responsibility. As a nurturing university community, we challenge students, faculty, staff, and administration to fully realize their highest academic, professional, and personal potential.

Position Description Summary/Purpose :

The Goodwin University School of Applied Liberal Arts and of Social Sciences invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Psychology. Full-time faculty members at Goodwin University are responsible for maintaining the highest academic standards in their disciplines. Faculty teach 15 credits hours per semester—3 semesters per year—on campus and online (synchronous and asynchronous). They are expected to stay current with disciplinary trends and teaching methods; participate in university, professional, and community service; and engage in scholarly work related to teaching and learning.

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Abiding by and upholding Goodwin’s mission, policies, and core values
  • Teaching all courses according to approved syllabi
  • Ensuring that each course contains essential curricular components, has appropriate content and pedagogy, and maintains currency
  • Holding all assigned classes as scheduled
  • Maintaining office hours as required
  • Assessing student academic achievement and modifying teaching techniques in accordance with assessment feedback
  • Submitting reports in an accurate and timely manner including attendance, grades, and other related documentation
  • Engaging with other faculty in the development, implementation, and evaluation of program outcomes and curricular alignment based on assessment of student learning outcomes
  • Attending all university, school, and content area meetings as required
  • Attending professional learning activities to remain informed of current trends and innovative approaches to teaching and learning
  • Participating in service to the school, University, and the profession
  • Engaging in scholarly work relevant to disciplinary expertise (e.g., publications, presentations)
  • Performing other related duties, as assigned by the Director of Psychology and the Dean

Education, Training and Experience :
  • A master’s degree in Psychology; doctoral degree in psychology preferred
  • A commitment to the academic, emotional, and social development of all students
  • A successful record of teaching undergraduate psychology courses
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in developing curriculum and instruction in undergraduate education
  • Ability to analyze, synthesize, and interpret student learning outcome data to improve teaching and learning
  • Established skill in teaching in on ground and on-line environments (synchronous and asynchronous)
  • Established skill in using web-based applications and learning management software
  • Proven ability to relate well to others within the higher education academic environment
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
Full-Time Employee Benefits:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • 401k employer match
  • Employee & dependent life insurance
  • Great tuition benefits for employee, spouse & dependents
  • PTO program
  • Flexible work schedules
To be considered, applicants MUST submit a letter of interest (cover letter) AND a resume/CV.

(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

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