The School of Psychology & Social Sciences (JFK) is seeking a
Part-time Assistant Professor in the following areas of
specialization(s): Clinical Mental Health.
Part-time faculty members teach courses within a programmatic core
discipline as assigned, guide doctoral candidates through doctoral
dissertation requirements (as Chair or committee member), and teach
doctoral courses. Primary responsibility is to engage students,
offer excellent feedback, and inspire students to achieve course
and program outcomes relevant to the core discipline. This position
works closely with other faculty teaching in the discipline,
Associate Dean, and Dean.
The role of Assistant Professor includes teaching courses within a
programmatic core discipline as assigned, acting as a Dissertation
Chair and/or acting as a Dissertation Committee Member.
Specific performance standards for teaching include, but are not
- Assistant Professor will email/record and post a welcome letter
to their assigned students one week prior to the start of course,
when feasible, but always within the first week of the course.
- Assistant Professor will record and post a video introduction
which will be placed in each course.
- Assistant Professor will answer all student emails within two
calendar days which is likely to require responding over weekends.
The exception to this requirement is if the Professor is on PTO or
when there is a holiday observed by the University.
- Communication with students will take place within the
University learning management system (LMS), University-designated
systems and through University assigned email.
- Assistant Professor will contact Student Services (by use of
designated means) in the LMS as soon as a Professor determines a
student is not actively participating in the course.
- Assistant Professor will contact a student by email and a phone
call to encourage re-engagement in the course as soon as Professor
determines a student is not actively participating in the
- As technologically supported by the platform, Professor will
host no less than two one-hour synchronous office hour sessions per
week. Office hours will be posted in each course.
- Assistant Professor will provide quality feedback to students.
Quality feedback includes but is not limited to:
- substantive and reflect a content focus.
- impart knowledge, share resources and dialogue with
- include track changes of edits to proper use of mechanics.
- include a summative statement at the beginning or end of
document with key observations.
- communicate in a manner and with language reflecting support of
- If Assistant Professor fulfills all or a portion of their load
serving as a Dissertation Chair or Dissertation Committee Member,
- complete NCU Doctoral Student Experience Training (and other
training as required).
- follow dissertation guidelines.
- adhere to timelines required of chairs and committee
- be available to students and fellow committee members for
synchronous meetings when needed.
Assistant Professor is expected to meet the University's
requirements for scholarship as articulated in the Faculty
Handbook. Assistant Professor is encouraged to apply for the
various initiatives the University funds to promote research and
scholarship. Assistant Professor will:
Compliance with University Policies
- Maintain a record of scholarly activities befitting a doctoral
- Contribute to the body of knowledge of their discipline.
Part-time Assistant Professors are expected to know, acknowledge,
and comply with University policies as stated in the Team Member
Handbook and Faculty Handbook.
Supervisory Responsi bilities:
Education & Experience:
- Doctorate degree with focus in Counseling and Supervision or
related counseling field from a regionally accredited
- Minimum two (2) years of direct teaching experience at the
Master and/or Doctoral level.
- Three to five (3-5) years of professional and/or research
experience in Educational Leadership.
- Research-based, scholarly, peer-reviewed journal article
- Excellent skills in teaching online, a passion for teaching,
and a commitment to learning to Teaching Through Feedback.
- Curriculum development experience preferred.
- Experience guiding students through the dissertation process
- Must have personal computer and ability to facilitate online
instruction and communications remotely.
- Experience in higher education preferred.
- Experience working in a technology-driven enterprise
- All skills, abilities and education will be considered for
- Ability to participate as an active team member of the team and
organization and work toward a common goal. Contributes fully to
the team effort and plays an integral part in the smooth running of
teams without necessarily taking the lead.
- Accepts personal accountability, proactively seeks resolution
for personal limitations head-on; and supports honesty and respect
towards others, the company and oneself.
- Actively seeks to influence, build effective relationships and
gain alignment with peers, functional partners and/or external
partners to accomplish business objectives.
- Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional
approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and
implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes. Ability to
generate and/or recognize imaginative or creative solutions that
generate successful outcomes.
- Working knowledge, principles and practices of office
management/systems within a higher education environment,
preferred. Demonstrates an understanding of underlying
- Ability to drive towards achieving measurable and challenging
goals to support organizational success. Demonstrates the ability
to focus on achieving results consistent with the organization’s
objectives. As a leader, develops goals based on the organization’s
vision, mission, strategic goals and objectives.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively
communicate with a wide range of individual of constituencies in a
- Work independently and foster a cooperative spirit within a
large and/or small team of diverse cultures, while working in a
fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and frequently
- Intermediate use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite
Applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook. Experience
using Student Information System (SIS) such as SOAR/Peoplesoft
- Skill in verbal and written communication.
- Skill in operating equipment, such as personal computer, fax,
copier, phone systems.
- Ability to handle a diversity of details in order to make
informed and responsive decisions on matters that impact the
Part-time Professors, and students.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret periodicals,
professional journals, technical procedures, and governing body
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and
draw valid conclusions.
- Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical
instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several
abstract and concrete variables.
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Demonstrated writing skills.
- Experience with the online delivery of education and the
systems that support it.
- Willingness to participate in trial use of new technologies and
integrate new technologies into teaching .
- Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication
- Excellent organizational and communication skills.
- Skill in using or eagerness to learn to use multiple
technologies to teach and communicate with students (learning
management systems, Skype, etc.).
- Demonstrated mastery of APA style.
: No travel required
National University offers an opportunity to work in an innovative
environment that supports diversity.
National University (NU) is proud to be an equal opportunity
employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee
or applicant for employee per applicable federal, state and local
laws. At NU, a diverse mix of highly talented, innovative, and
create people come together to make the impact of a lifetime for
each of our student learners. All qualified applicants will receive
equal consideration for employment, education, and admission at
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