Asst. Professor of Psychology in Community Psychology at Rhode Island College

Oct 19, 2017

The Department of Psychology at Rhode Island College is seeking to fill a tenure-line, Assistant Professor of Psychology in Community Psychology to start Fall 2018 (Final appointment is subject to available funding).

The department is a vibrant one, consisting of 17 faculty members who serve approximately 600 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate students. We are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working with our multicultural student population and local community. The primary responsibility of this position is to teach courses in community psychology, psychology internship, psychology of human diversity, as well as mentor students in research relevant to the candidate’s area of specialization.

Essential Duties

-Teach courses as needed at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including community psychology; internship, psychology of human diversity, and any other existing courses as needed.

-Maintain a program of research.

-Supervise undergraduate and graduate student research.

-Provide academic advising for undergraduate and graduate students.

-Participate in College and Departmental activities and committees.

-Engage in professional activities in psychology.

Occasional Duties

- Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the department chair.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

- Ability to teach at the college level.

- Ability to maintain an active research program.

- Knowledge about the needs of diverse learners.

- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.

- Ability to teach courses in community psychology, internship, research methods and psychology of human diversity.

- Scholarly research in area of expertise.

- Ability to supervise graduate and undergraduate research.

- Ability to mentor graduate and undergraduate students in research relevant to the candidate’s area of specialization.

Required Qualifications

Education: A doctorate in Psychology or related field by time of appointment.

Experience: Evidence of successful college teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

- Doctorate in community psychology or related field.

- Evidence of teaching experience in community psychology, human diversity, social psychology, introductory psychology, research methods, and/or topic areas related to community psychology.

- The area of specialization within the field of community psychology is open, including specialization relevant to prevention and intervention, action research, community mental health and well-being, community advocacy, social policy, program evaluation, social justice, and areas relevant to other social problems. These areas of specialization could contribute to our second major in Chemical Dependency and Addiction Studies and our master’s program in psychology.

- Interest in developing hybrid courses.

- Ability to teach large lecture courses.

- Willingness to serve in a faculty leadership role as part of the RIC shared governance model following awarding of tenure.



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