Faculty, School Psychology Program, CCGPS
Eastern University, a university of the liberal arts and sciences located in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, invites applications for a tenure-track Faculty position in the School Psychology Graduate Program for the Campolo College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CCGPS).
The Counseling Psychology Department is seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time tenure track faculty position beginning August 2014. The search will continue until the position is filled. The primary duties involve providing academic and some administrative work within School Psychology Program, teaching, mentoring and involvement with the on-going development of the Counseling Psychology Department. Rank is commensurate with experience.
Counseling Psychology at Eastern University, training effective practitioners for over a decade, is committed to preparing a diverse body of students to be competent and ethical practitioners who apply knowledge and skills gained from the thoughtful integration of the Christian faith and their respective disciplines in varied clinical and school settings. Graduates of Eastern University's programs are sought out by employers who know the quality of the training in the Counseling Psychology programs. The Department functions as a team to provide comprehensive instruction and mentoring that is holistic, addressing personal and professional development.
Some of the values of Counseling Psychology at Eastern University related to the learning atmosphere are:
• We value each student as a potential agent of change, being equipped to return to their diverse communities to be effective helpers of individuals, families, schools, and other organizations.
• We view the work of Counseling Psychology as a ministry of education directed toward the development of practitioners from many backgrounds who draw strength from the best research and practice in the field of school psychology integrated with a Christian worldview. We take seriously our call to rigorous academic training and faithful Christian practice.
The Counseling Psychology Department administers three graduate programs presently; M.A. in Counseling; M.S. in School Psychology; M.A. in School Counseling. Each of the two school programs meets Pennsylvania state certification guidelines. The faculty role includes teaching, overseeing curriculum development/implementation and mentoring students and part-time/adjunct faculty.
Eastern University regards excellence in teaching as an absolutely essential characteristic of every full-time faculty member, with the pursuit of scholarly activities strongly encouraged. A strong candidate will hold an earned doctorate in the field and have solid adult education and professional experience. Holding a Pennsylvania State credential in School Psychology is necessary. Individuals from under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants are requested to send a cover letter to include a brief statement of their faith, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and three professional letters of recommendation/reference to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All positions remain open until filled.
• Expected course load: teach 24 credit hours over the academic year
• Expected course responsibilities: Some combination of courses in the fields of School Counseling and School Psychology: assessment and administration of tests, consultation, counseling children and adolescents, practicum/internship. All courses taught to graduate students. All full-time faculty are expected to integrate their Christian faith with their disciplines.
• Specific Departmental service expected: Provide leadership and guidance to the School Psychology graduate program in collaboration with department Chair(s) and other members of the Counseling Psychology department, including attendance at faculty, department, and various committee meetings.
• Provide leadership in expanding the school programs of the department, particularly in the area of student enrollment.
• Participate in recruiting adjunct faculty in the fields.
• Provide leadership for review procedures with PDE, including preparing reports and overseeing site visits.
• General University service expected: a minimum of one standing committee assignment and occasional other task forces and temporary assignments.
• Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. in: school psychology
• National and Pennsylvania certification in School Psychology
• Ability to work collaboratively both internally and with potential organizational partners.
• Ability to contribute to curriculum development needs.
• Has both an interest in assessing new markets for Counseling Psychology programs, and the ability to develop new courses and programs to match those markets.
• Excellent adult education skills.
• Proven ability and willingness to mentor promising graduate students.
• Willingness to be an active and enthusiastic team player in a diverse community.
• Ability to integrate faith, reason & justice with leadership, teaching, and administrative duties.
• Demonstrated willingness and interest in keeping abreast of best practices, developing trends, and state certification guidelines in the field of School Psychology.
About Eastern University
Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with its mission. The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of protected classes encouraged to apply.
This description is intended to describe the general level and nature of work performed by the person/people assigned to this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities of the person/people so assigned.