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Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor School Psychology

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* All applicants must submit online: - A cover letter summarizing how the applicant’s education and experience matches the required qualifications of the position - A Current vita - Copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts. (The successful candidate will be required to provide original transcripts from the issuing institution directly to the Provost’s Office by the August 2018 start date.) * Applicants will also need to provide the names and email addresses of three references, who will be asked to upload letters of reference directly to a confidential website. To be considered, these letters will need to be uploaded by November 24, 2017, two weeks after the full consideration date. Full consideration given to applications received by November 10, 2017. For questions about the position, contact Dr. Amelia Lopez, Search Committee Chair, Department of Psychology, Millersville University (717) 871-7275. b. After the application process is completed and you receive a confirmation number, you cannot change the materials submitted or upload any new additional documents.

Faculty Posting Details

Position Information

Requisition Number P01506
Department Psychology
Working Title Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor School Psychology
Classification Assistant Professor - 24910

Position Summary Information

Nature of position Tenure-Track

Posting Detail Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Highly regarded for its instructional quality, focus on engaged learning (through undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, living-learning communities and civic and community engagement), and strong commitment to diversity, Millersville University of Pennsylvania (MU) is a learner-focused institution located in historic Lancaster County, known for its excellent schools, vibrant arts community, affordability and proximity to Baltimore, Philadelphia and NYC. MU enrolls about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. We seek individuals who embrace our public mission and value exploration, professionalism, integrity and compassion.

The Department of Psychology welcomes applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position with specialization in School Psychology beginning August, 2018. Responsibilities include teaching graduate courses in school psychology including but not limited to psychological assessment, consultation, and/or classroom interventions; teaching other graduate and undergraduate courses such as developmental psychology, applied behavior analysis, and/or general psychology, supervising graduate students in field activities and placements, advising students, scholarly work and department and university service. Actual assignments will depend upon department needs.

TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Effectively teach students both in assigned courses and outside-the-classroom settings (e.g., student research, service learning, field activities and placements), advise students, and carry out other assigned professional responsibilities in support of student learning and success. The academic-year workload for full-time faculty is 24 workload hours and faculty must hold a minimum of five office hours per week on no fewer than three different days.

Candidates must be willing to:
  • Teach day, evening and/or weekend classes.
  • Conduct classes through multifaceted teaching strategies for face-to-face classroom delivery and/or web-enhanced or web-based formats.
  • Engage in undergraduate/graduate student research/thesis supervision.
  • Supervise graduate students in field activities and placements.
  • Participate in graduate-level curricular activities including assisting the program faculty in activities associated with maintaining program approval at the state and national level.
  • Provide academic advisement to both undergraduate and graduate students.
For details, please see: CONTINUING SCHOLARLY GROWTH:

Pursue scholarly growth on an ongoing basis, both within and outside the subject discipline, in the academic profession.

For details, please see: SERVICE:

Provide service on an ongoing basis by contributing professionally to department and university governance outside the classroom for the university, professional community, and community at large, in a participatory, developmental, or advisory capacity. Candidates must be willing to participate in graduate-level curricular activities including assisting the program faculty in activities associated with maintaining program approval at the state and national level.

For details, please see: OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

May include but is not limited to: Supervise student teachers / interns / co-ops / independent studies / individualized instructions / theses / dissertations. Student teachers are supervised in area schools. Other reasonable duties assigned within the faculty member’s field of competence.

PERFORMANCE REVIEW / EVALUATIONS:

Please see the CBA, Article 12, Performance Review and Evaluation of Faculty, on (pp. 26-34).

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:

The Department of Psychology is comprised of 20 full-time faculty members. All of these professors hold doctoral degrees and represent the many dimensions of psychology. Faculty areas of expertise include developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, psychopathology, applied behavior analysis, social psychology, health psychology, learning and memory, neuroscience, school psychology, and statistics and research design. The Department of Psychology is housed within S.P. Luek Hall and contains a clinic which is used for training purposes and a new student-faculty research wing including a Behavioral Observation Lab. The department has three graduate programs including masters’ degrees in School Psychology, School Counseling, and Clinical Psychology. The School Psychology graduate program has been National Association of School Psychology (NASP)-approved since 1990 and was the first graduate program in Pennsylvania to attain this distinction.

Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree plus ABD in School Psychology from an APA or NASP accredited doctoral program.
  • Must have Doctorate by November 1, 2019. An official transcript must be submitted as proof of completion. (In the event that the doctorate is not completed by the specified date, the faculty contract will be terminated effective as of the end of the second year of employment.)
  • Two years’ experience as a School Psychologist (including experience with assessment and school-based interventions)
  • Knowledge and skills to teach:
    - Graduate courses in school psychology, such as psychological assessment, consultation, classroom interventions, and developmental psychology.
    - Undergraduate courses such as general psychology, developmental psychology, applied behavior analysis, and tests and measures.
  • Knowledge and skills to supervise graduate students in field activities and placements.
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship.
  • Commitment to serve diverse populations.
  • Ability to:
    - Conduct and supervise scholarly activities.
    - Work cooperatively with colleagues.
    - Support preparation of accreditation materials.
  • Successful interview, teaching demonstration and three successful background checks: Act 34 (Criminal Record Check); Act 114 (FBI Federal Criminal History-Fingerprinting); and Act 151 (Child Abuse History Clearance).
Preferred Qualifications
  • Earned Ph.D. or D.Ed. in School Psychology.
  • Holds BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) or BCBA-D (Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral) certification or is eligible for such certification.
  • Evidence of research and teaching effectiveness.
  • Experience supervising:
    - Graduate students in field activities and placements.
    - Undergraduate students in field activities, placements, and/or research.
Job Description
Essential Functions

Effectively teach students both in assigned courses and outside-the-classroom settings (e.g., student research, service learning, etc.), advise students, and carry out other assigned professional responsibilities in support of student learning and success. Classes may be taught on evenings or weekends in various modalities (face-to-face or on-line) both on and off the Millersville campus. The academic-year workload for full-time faculty is 24 workload hours and faculty must hold a minimum of five office hours per week on no fewer than three different days. Pursue scholarly growth on an ongoing basis, both within and outside the subject discipline, in the academic profession. Provide service on an ongoing basis by contributing professionally to department and university governance outside the classroom for the university, professional community, and community at large, in a participatory, developmental, or advisory capacity. An Essential Functions Identification Form, available at the time of interview, outlines essential functions and physical demands of the position.

Posting Open Date
Full Consideration Date 11/10/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants
  • All applicants must submit online:
    - A cover letter summarizing how the applicant’s education and experience matches the required qualifications of the position
    - A Current vita
    - Copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts. (The successful candidate will be required to provide original transcripts from the issuing institution directly to the Provost’s Office by the August 2018 start date.)
  • Applicants will also need to provide the names and email addresses of three references, who will be asked to upload letters of reference directly to a confidential website. To be considered, these letters will need to be uploaded by November 24, 2017, two weeks after the full consideration date.

Full consideration given to applications received by November 10, 2017.

For questions about the position, contact Dr. Amelia Lopez, Search Committee Chair, Department of Psychology, Millersville University (717) 871-7275.

After the application process is completed and you receive a confirmation number, you cannot change the materials submitted or upload any new additional documents.
Quicklink for Posting/Requisition http://jobs.millersville.edu/postings/4979

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  2. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  3. DD 214

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