Psychology, Senior Lecturer
Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ

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Northern Arizona University, Yuma Branch Campus is conducting a national search to fill a non-tenure track generalist position in Psychology. This is a nine-month position at the rank of Senior Lecturer. Renewal is based on successful annual review and continued funding of the position.
  • Northern Arizona University in conjunction with the Yuma Branch Campus and NAU Extended Campuses is expanding the Bachelor's of Interdisciplinary Studies - Psychology Specialization program in the Phoenix Metro area. The position is located in the Phoenix Metro area and reports to the Yuma Branch Campus. The administrative and curricular structure of the program is located in Yuma.
  • This position requires the ability to meet Arizona Administrative Code Fleet Safety Policy requirements as occasional travel within the State of Arizona is required.
  • The position begins August, 2013.
  • Application Procedure
    • To apply, email the following to : 1. a letter of interest indicating the position for which you are applying (including vacancy number), 2. a current curriculum vitae, 3. recent teaching evaluations, 4. unofficial copies of academic transcripts, 5. a sample syllabus that you have developed, 6. contact information of at least four professional references, including addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers. For additional information specific to the position please contact Dr. Larry Gould, Ph.D. by email Larry.Gould or by phone at 928-317-6475. Please do not send applications materials to Dr. Gould. To be considered for this position, candidates must provide evidence that they meet the minimum requirements. Additionally candidates are encouraged to provide supporting information relative to the preferred qualifications. Incomplete application will not be considered until all material is in place at NAU. Applicants will be notified if material is missing from the application and will have 10 business days from notification in which to provide that material. Application sent through a third party and/or application sent through employment services will not be accepted.
    Job Description
    • The primary focus of this program is teaching upper division courses. A demonstrated connectedness to the discipline of Psychology is expected. The program provides university-level educational opportunities for people interested in attaining a solid background in Psychology. While this faculty member will report to the chair of the Arts and Sciences Division on the Yuma Branch Campus, there is an expectation that the successful candidate will serve as a mentor or anchor faculty in his/her location. Summer and winter teaching is available for additional compensation. Research is not an expectation for this position; however, a successful annual review is dependent on a demonstrated connectedness to the discipline, positive teaching reviews and department service. The successful candidate will serve as a resource to academic advisors and recruiters.
    Minimum Qualifications
    • An earned master's degree in Psychology from a regionally accredited university.
    • The equivalent of six years (12 semesters) of undergraduate teaching (at least 6 credit hours per semester) or other relevant professional experience.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • PhD or equivalent terminal degree in field of Psychology.
    • Evidence of the ability to teach a wide range of upper division courses in Psychology.
    • Evidence of preparing syllabi for and teaching courses in Behavioral and Social Research Methods and Statistics is critical to this position.
    • While the specialization is open, demonstrated expertise in Developmental and/or Social Psychology is preferred.
    • Evidence of a commitment to working in a diverse faculty, staff and student environment.
    • Evidence of participation in the curricular development process such as service on a curriculum development committee.
    • Evidence of teaching on-line courses using WEBCT or Blackboard (Send sample syllabus).
    • Demonstrate an ongoing engagement with the discipline as evidence by conference participation, applied/evaluation research and/or collaboration with peers.
    General Information
    • NAU-Yuma is a Branch Campus of NAU in Flagstaff. NAU is a comprehensive, Doctoral I institution with over 25,000 students in attendance between the residential campus in Flagstaff and over 30 statewide sites. NAU-Yuma has a primary role in providing a wide range of bachelor and graduate degrees in the Lower Colorado River area of Arizona and California, with a growing role in providing degrees throughout Arizona. The Yuma Branch Campus has approximately 700 students on campus, while offering distance programs to an additional 900 students off campus. The Yuma Branch Campus has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies Psychology Specialization - program is an Extended Campuses education program, offered as a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies. The administrative and curricular structure for the Psychology program is housed at the Yuma Branch Campus of Northern Arizona University. The program is offered to a very diverse student population through a variety of formats including web, face-to-face, and hybrid deliver. The program is expanding into the Phoenix Metro area and is supported by several other social science related programs. Travel to Yuma for departmental meetings is expected and normal travel expenses will be reimbursed. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment. Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employee's right to work in the United States.
    • Commensurate with education and experience.
    Application Deadline
    • This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin 1-18-2013.

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