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School Psychologist, Assistant or Associate Professor

Western Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Oct 1, 2018

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APPOINTMENT: August  2019

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, assessment, and /or interventions courses. 

RANK & SALARY: Assistant or Associate Professor commensurate with experience. Tenure-track, 9 months. Competitive salary. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:

Ph.D. or 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. At the Associate Professor level, interest in program coordination and leadership.

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).

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Psychology has 27 faculty, approximately 340 undergraduate majors, 550 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; as well as minors in Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Aging Studies, Neuroscience, and Substance Abuse. Additional information may be located at

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review for 14 consecutive years and as one of 37 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves nearly 10,000 students at its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 38 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental studies. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 566 full-time faculty members teach 96 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to eight pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate 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. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 8,109): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select 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. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,332): 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 metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.

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) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate

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


**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.


Screening will begin on October 31, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.


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.


Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Julie Herbstrith via email ( or telephone (309-298-1923)


For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at

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