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Psychology Faculty

Company:
Pikes Peak State College
Job Location:
Colorado Springs
Category:
Psychology
Type:
Full-Time

Regular Faculty work under the direction of their respective Associate Dean/Executive Dean and are responsible for meeting all scheduled classes/labs/clinics and providing instruction in accordance with the philosophy and objectives of the College and the Department Chair's approved course outline. Regular Faculty are also responsible for using teaching methods and media designed to reach students of varying educational and experiential backgrounds to allow each student the opportunity to master the objectives of the course.

Regular Faculty are required to serve a provisional period from the date of employment until the completion of employment under three consecutive full year regular contracts. 

There are two full-time positions available beginning August 12, 2024. 

There is potential for a Faculty member with Department Chair duties.  Department Chairs provide leadership in curriculum and instruction, and by supervising adjunct instructors and programs as assigned by the Executive Dean.  Chairs are responsible for all aspects of the program including organization, administration, accreditation, continuous review, planning, development and general effectiveness of the program.  Chairs are members of regular faculty of the college and as such, teaching remains the primary responsibility. 

The required teaching schedule is August to May. The required pay schedule is September to August. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed Master’s degree in Psychology from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in psychology.
  • College-level teaching experience in psychology with a minimum of four semester-long courses taught in psychology.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with underrepresented populations. 
  • Demonstrated experience teaching online and working with course management systems (e.g., D2L, Canvas, Blackboard, etc.) 
  • One open letter of recommendation required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed Doctorate (Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D.) with an emphasis or major in psychology or counseling, or completed Medical Degree with a psychiatric residency. 
  • Two or more years of experience developing curriculum and teaching psychology courses utilizing innovative methods including online, hybrid, team-teaching, experiential learning, etc.
  • Two or more years of experience recruiting, training, developing, scheduling, and evaluating part-time instructors.
  • Two or more years of experience with student complaints, academic dishonesty issues, grievances, and other disciplinary concerns.
  • Proficiency with learning management systems, video conferencing, and other educational software and applications.
  • Experience and ability to work with a population of students, faculty, and administrative staff diverse in culture, age and life experiences.
  • One or more years of supervisory and leadership experience at the post-secondary level.
  • Demonstrated ability to help lead department efforts in assessment for learning improvement.

For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on March 15, 2024. This position will remain posted until filled or until a sufficient applicant pool is received.

Must be a State of Colorado resident or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.  All work must be performed in the State of Colorado.

Application Instructions: Application must be submitted online.  Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration.  A complete application will include:

  • Cover letter - Address the minimum and preferred qualifications in the order listed on the job announcement.
  • Resume - Reflect experience, education, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  
  • Unofficial Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred.  Official transcripts are required if hired for the position.  
  • Professional References - Provide names and contact information for three recent professional references who can address your expertise and background for this position.

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits.  Pikes Peak State College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) contribution rates.

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Faculty/Student Interaction

  • Demonstrates a commitment to teaching.
  • Uses appropriate and various teaching strategies.
  • Uses flexible approaches in teaching for learning.
  • Acknowledges differences in learning styles and motivation.
  • Encourages students to achieve goals.
  • Relates coursework to real life experiences.
  • Maintains a positive and empathetic attitude towards students.  

Classroom Performance

  • Organizes subject matter, course materials, and objectives.
  • Communicates effectively.
  • Maintains knowledge of and enthusiasm for both the subject matter and teaching.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude toward students.  

Materials and Preparation/Relevancy 

  • Maintains current and relevant syllabus, following State guidelines when indicated.
  • Reviews and updates course materials.
  • Uses evaluation methods related to and appropriate for course content.
  • Informs students in writing, of the objectives of the course content.
  • Uses supplemental resources in addition to textbook or other course materials.
  • Participate in all aspects of department and/or college level assessment of student learning outcomes in general education and career/technical courses and programs as required.

Record keeping and Instructional Management

  • Keep scheduled office hours, including providing regular student office hours.
  • Meets classes as scheduled for prescribed time. 
  • Submits required reports and documents.
  • Attends required Divisional meetings.  

Professionalism 

  • Seeks to maintain a high quality of instruction by remaining current on discipline specific and pedagogical issues.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in a professional manner.
  • Uses communication techniques that foster collegiality when problem solving.
  • Works to resolve conflicts in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
  • Contributes to the promotion of an excellent educational climate within the college as a whole, as well as within the division and department.

Promoting Division/College Quality of Instruction 

  • Assist, as requested, with the development of the term class schedule and the college catalog.
  • Assist with curriculum review, revision, development and implementation within the department.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of course outlines and course syllabi.
  • Assist in textbook selection and adoption.
  • Assist with student advising and student registration.
  • Maintain a program advisory committee, as appropriate.
  • Participate in professional development activities as requested by the dean.
  • Assist with program reviews as required by appropriate agencies, e.g., NCA.

Professional Contributions 

  • Serve on college discipline, department, and community committees and task forces on behalf of the college.
  • Assist with Divisional activities as requested by the dean.
  • Assist with student recruitment as appropriate.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of alternative modes of instructional delivery, e.g., Internet or ITV, as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the dean, the Vice President for Instructional Services and/or the College President. 

General Duties

  • Cultural competence and commitment to helping to close the student equity gap at our institution. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of evidence-based, inclusive teaching strategies and curriculum development for the classroom environment.
  • Demonstrates ability to plan, organize, deliver, and evaluate teaching activities and curriculum.
  • Demonstrates ability to employ qualitative and quantitative analytical skills in the classroom.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain accurate written student records as required by policy and procedure.
  • Demonstrates ability to inform students of all course requirements.
  • Demonstrates ability to evaluate students and offer feedback on a continuing basis.
  • Demonstrates ability to relate to student concerns and maintain open communication.
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak State College's best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation. 

EEO Statement: Pikes Peak State College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.  We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging.  Pikes Peak State College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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