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Assistant School Psychology Professor

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Position Details

Position Information

Position Type Faculty, Tenure Track
Classification Title Assistant School Psychology Professor
Position's Functional Title Assistant School Psychology Professor
Position Start Date 08/01/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Position Summary

Governors State University’s College of Education invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Division of Psychology and Counseling to begin in August 2017. Psychology faculty support an undergraduate program (500 majors and minors), an M.A. program with two sequences (Clinical and Theoretical), and an Ed.S. in School Psychology.

The GSU school psychology program is seeking someone to coordinate the Ed.S. program. This person should demonstrate a commitment to: effective, multicultural approaches to teaching and mentoring, serving underserved student populations, integrating peer and student feedback, and working collaboratively and harmoniously with a diverse team of faculty.

Responsibilities will include: coordinating and teaching in the school psychology program; possibly teaching undergraduate courses in psychology; maintaining an active scholarship agenda, and; service to the university, community, and the profession of psychology.

Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students annually. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. Founded in 1969, GSU is undergoing a major transition recently as we are now are a residential institution, accepting first-year students, transfer students, and graduate students. The university has an ambitious five-year Academic Master Plan, greatly expanding current programs. GSU is implementing a state-of-the-art General Education program and working to greatly expand student academic and support services to foster student and community engagement. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate. Through its Strategy 2015, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the university’s high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. GSU seeks to become a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in atGSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSUoffers five doctoral degrees in clinical/practice areas of health, counseling, and education. The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions.

Minimum Qualifications

- Earned doctorate in School Psychology
- Eligibility for licensure/certification as a School Psychologist in the State of Illinois
- Experience as a School Psychologist in a K-12 setting

Preferred Qualifications

- Earned doctrate in School Psychology from a NASP or APA accredited program
- Eligibility for or current certification as a Nationally Certified School psychologist (NCSP)
- Teaching experience in a school psychology program
Experience in program administration of a NASP- or APA-accredited School Psychology program
- Evidence of experience in teaching and mentoring graduate students
- Experience teaching educational assessment
- Experience in supervision of practica and internships
- Experience with underserved student populations;
- Ability to work independently and work collaboratively with groups:
- Ability to integrate feedback;
- Scholarship in the field of psychology

Posting Date 11/02/2016
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Number FA0085P
Type of Search
Quicklink for Posting
Employee ID

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an earned doctorate in School Psychology?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you eligible for licensure/certification as a School Psychologist in the State of Illinois?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How many years of experience do you have as a School Psychologist in a K-12 setting?
    • None
    • Less than 3 years
    • 3-5 years
    • More than 5 years

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Certification/Professional License
  2. Other
  3. Other2
  4. Other3
  5. Other4
  6. Other5