POSITION: Lecturer DEPARTMENT: Academics-Psychology APPOINTMENT: FT Regular LOCATION: San Dimas, CA or Remote SALARY RANGE: Confidential STARTINGSALARY: Commensurate with experience APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled?
Under the management of the Assistant Dean (AD), the Lecturer position’s primary purpose is to teach institutional curriculum and engage/pastor students in the successful pursuit of their studies. This full-time, primarily teaching position reports to the Assistant Dean. This position is a telecommuting position with occasional face time as deemed necessary by the Assistant Dean. Responsibilities include teaching of academic programs, student engagement and assessment, knowledge contribution to curricular development, student record management, and active participation in service and committees supporting the university and specifically academic excellence.
Required Experience / Education
Christian Commitment: Vital Christian faith and lifestyle
Supportive of the evangelical mission and purpose of University College
A graduate degree in a University College program focus from a U.S. regionally accredited university
A minimum of three years teaching experience working in a further education institution
Ability to create and build strong collaborative relations with constituencies within and outside of University College Academic Affairs
Capable of functioning expeditiously within a demanding, fast-paced environment
Desired Experience / Education
Previous experience with online, and face-to-face programs in a regionally accredited institution of higher learning
An earned doctorate (PhD in Psychology, Clinical Psychology, PsyD) or appropriate terminal degree in the discipline being taught, clinical licensure (preferred.)
Minimum of five years of experience in academic administration
Experience with an academic program relevant to the area of Psychology.
Proven record of ability to conduct high quality research which is reflected in the authorship of high quality publications, or other research outputs.
To teach at minimum 51 credit hours at undergraduate and graduate level during five (5) 8-week sessions in discipline areas assigned by the Assistant Dean, and reviewed annually by the Academic Dean.
To contribute to the development, planning, implementation, and revision of high quality curriculum.
To actively work on program assessment and continuous quality improvement projects to improve our Master of Art in Psychology (MAP) program.
To engage actively with students’ assignments while monitoring student progress, formal assessment, achievement, and attendance.
To actively engage in the Psychology Learning Community and be a part of the committee that develops this online forum as a means to communicate professional development opportunities and career advice for our Master of Art in Psychology (MAP) students.
To participate actively in departmental and academic seminars aimed at sharing research outcomes and building interdisciplinary collaboration within and outside the academy.
To engage in regular scholarship and produce at least one output of scholarly activity per year.
To provide pastoral care and support to students in collaboration with the Student Success group.
To participate in the administration of the discipline programs of study and other activities as requested.
To deliver program-specific learning in an exemplary manner to UC students.
To contribute to academic working groups or committees as requested.
To maintain one’s own continuing professional development.
To follow and promote University College policies.
To carry out any other duties commensurate with the role and purpose of the position. (i.e.,helping to recruit MAP adjuncts, subject matter consultants, tracking the placement of MAP students, advise students for practicum, etc.)
To attend key student functions, such as Commencement.
Academic research is valued and encouraged, but is not a requirement for employment at University College. However, all instructors are expected to remain current in their field using Boyer’s Model of Scholarship, and to bring that subject matter currency into the classroom. There may be limited stipends available for symposium attendance as the budget allows.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
A positive, cooperative, Christ-like attitude supportive of the University and its mission.
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, including the ability to organize, motivate, and work effectively with a diverse lecturer, staff, and student body.
Strong command of the English language with excellent written and oral communication skills.
Teaching and other forms of public presentation.
Proven record of ability to supervise academic work by undergraduates, and graduate students.
Proven record of ability to manage time and work to strict deadlines.
Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, with an ability to plan and manage multiple projects concurrently in a timely manner.
Ability to be proactive, to take ownership of assigned tasks, work with little supervision, and meet deadlines.
Skill in the use of personal computers and appropriate software applications (see below).
Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
Ability to investigate, analyze information, and draw conclusions
Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment
Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information
This position typically includes the following physical demands. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time
Sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment
Visual acuity to read words and numbers
Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone
Ability to exert up to 10 pounds of force and occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds
Word processing software—Microsoft Word
E-mail software–Microsoft Outlook; Google Mail
Presentation software—Microsoft PowerPoint
Spreadsheet software—Microsoft Excel
This job description is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and Azusa Pacific University College reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the University may deem appropriate.
Azusa Pacific University College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running.