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Assistant Professor of Psychology (Lifespan Developmental Psychology)

Austin Peay State University
Tennessee, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Applications are invited for the position of Assistant Professor of Psychology in the area of Lifespan Developmental Psychology.  This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position to begin August 2022.   Major Responsibilities Teaching responsibilities primarily will include a range of developmental-related undergraduate courses in the Bachelor of Science program, as well as other courses in the psychological science curriculum as needed. Follow the link for a list of departmental undergraduate courses and their descriptions: 2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin (B.S. Psyc Science Courses). The departmental teaching load is 12 hours each semester. Summer teaching opportunities are available. Research activity is required for this position and scholarship activities involving undergraduates will be encouraged. Pertinent to the advertised position is the department’s  collaborative developmental and play observation/lab space, counseling lab with suites for private sessions, and a recently opened mental health clinic. In addition, the university has funding opportunities to help support research and teaching equipment expenses. Faculty are also required to be engaged in service and professional activities. 

Preferred candidates will demonstrate a strong interest in all aspects of undergraduate education and in cultivating a diverse, collaborative, and engaged department. Strong applicants will demonstrate a passion for teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate students.    Applicant review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.   Additional Details The Department of Psychological Science and Counseling is a diverse, dynamic, and collegial environment that is home to a large undergraduate program in psychological science, a Master of Science program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (MSIO), a Master of Science program in Counseling, a PsyD program specializing in working with military families, and a graduate certificate program in Academic Advising. For more information about the department, visit: . The department is housed within the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences which affords rich opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations. Some examples of recent and ongoing college collaborations include a grant-funded research and intervention project aimed at supporting student veteran transitions to college, a grant-funded project focused on student mental health and wellness, a juvenile justice mentorship project, and a working group focusing on trauma-informed pedagogy.

Austin Peay State University is located in Clarksville, TN, which Money Magazine rated number 1 in its 2019 Best Places to Live rankings: Clarksville is a vibrant, diverse community with a low cost of living, and easy interstate access to nearby Nashville. Clarksville is centrally located in the region, with Memphis, Louisville, Atlanta, St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, New Orleans, and many other major cities a day’s drive away. For additional information about APSU including our mission and vision please visit:   More information about the department and its programs can be found on our website:    Primary Duties and Responsibilities - Demonstrate willingness and ability to work effectively with colleagues to support the mission of the institution and related academic units. 
- Be responsible for a minimum of 30 teaching load credits per academic year, 6 of which will be for advisement, research, committee work, etc. 
- Be willing to teach at times and places necessary to meet student needs. 
- Be willing to adopt innovative teaching methods and delivery as appropriate. 
- Possess the knowledge, talents and skills in the discipline to promote effective teaching. 
- Demonstrate respect for the diverse learning needs of students. 
- Demonstrate the ability to develop and implement curriculum objectives and content for courses offered and taught in one’s curriculum area. 
- Demand and maintain high standards and expectations for all students. 
- Implement teaching activities and a diversity of teaching techniques, procedures, and resources including application of technology. 
- Develop and implement evaluation and assessment techniques that are appropriate for each course. 
- Use multiple measures to assess student learning on a regular basis and provide frequent feedback to students relative to their performance. 
- Be available and knowledgeable and demonstrate proficiency in the practice of academic advisement of students. 
-Conduct appropriate research and scholarly/creative activity within the discipline. 
- Effectively utilize the materials and resources of the Felix G. Woodward Library. 
- Demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development and growth by being suitably active in professional and community service. 
- Exhibit motivation and initiative in keeping up-to-date and current in one’s curriculum area by reading/reviewing current scholarly or creative works in their field and by attending conferences, seminars, workshops, courses, and development activities sponsored by the University. 
- Serve effectively on committees and other appropriate functions that assist in University governance.   Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities - Pedagogical Skills in Psychology
- Knowledge and Skills in Research Methods
- Knowledge base in Lifespan/Developmental Psychology   Required Minimum Qualifications - Earned PhD from an accredited institution in Psychology. ABD considered if conferred before August 1st, 2022. 
- Focus area in Lifespan/Developmental Psychology
- Documented evidence of ability in academic assignment and/or scholarly and creative achievement, and/or professional contributions and activities.
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