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Assistant Psychology Professor (2 Positions)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

A complete application will include 1) an online application; 2) a cover letter; 3) curriculum vitae; 4) transcript; 5) a teaching philosophy statement; 6) a scholarship/research statement; and 7) contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation. In the cover letter, applicants are encouraged to address teaching underserved populations and how their scholarship/research can be conducted utilizing our campus resources. Scholarship statements should be uploaded under other documents. Position will remain open until filled. However, review of applications will begin on December 1st.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Type Faculty, Tenure Track
Classification Title Assistant Psychology Professor
Position's Functional Title Assistant Psychology Professor (2 Positions)
Position Start Date 08/01/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Position Summary

Governors State University’s College of Education invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors in the Division of Psychology and Counseling to begin August 2018. Psychology faculty support an undergraduate program (500 majors and minors), an M.A. program in Clinical Psychology, and an Ed.S. in School Psychology. Applicants must have a passion for teaching undergraduate students and working with a range of ages, first-generations students, and underrepresented students.
Responsibilities will include: teaching undergraduate courses with the possibility of graduate courses in the Division of Psychology; maintaining an active scholarship agenda, and; participating in departmental, university, and external service.
Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 student 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 has recently undergone major transitions becoming a residential campus and serving first year students, transfer students, and graduate students. GSU is implementing a state-of-the-art General Education program and is working to greatly expand student academic and support services to foster student and community engagement. Faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels from various backgrounds.
Through its strategic plan, Vision 2020, 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. Our innovative freshman program promotes writing across the curriculum and focuses on ethics, citizenship, and innovative thinking. Freshman courses are taught by full-time faculty to ensure students have a strong foundation in their studies. GSU is a national leader in the successful transfer of community college students to universities, supporting them through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in for eligible community college students. GSU offers a wide variety of master’s programs and several applied doctoral degrees in health, counseling fields, and interdisciplinary leadership.
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. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities, as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU serves as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.
We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute through their teaching, service, and research to the diversity of our university. Governors State University values diverse perspectives and we strongly encourage women, racial/ethnic/gender minorities, and persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

- Earned doctorate in any field in psychology

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience with teaching in a diverse setting
-Experience with underserved student populations
-Scholarship in the field of psychology
-Ability to work independently and collaboratively with groups both internal and external to the division
-Experience mentoring students in research
-Ability to teach a variety of general psychology courses

Posting Date 10/24/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application will include 1) an online application; 2) a cover letter; 3) curriculum vitae; 4) transcript; 5) a teaching philosophy statement; 6) a scholarship/research statement; and 7) contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation. In the cover letter, applicants are encouraged to address teaching underserved populations and how their scholarship/research can be conducted utilizing our campus resources.
Scholarship statements should be uploaded under other documents.

Position will remain open until filled. However, review of applications will begin on December 1st.

Posting Number FA0168P
Type of Search External
Quicklink for Posting http://employment.govst.edu/postings/3102
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Department

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an earned doctorate in Psychology?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Other
  3. Other2
  4. Other3
  5. Other4
  6. Other5