Assistant/Associate Professor of Psychology-Child Life
October 10, 2018
Utica, New York
Higher Education Institution
Assistant/Associate Professor of Psychology-Child Life
Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in the Psychology-Child Life Department beginning in August 1, 2019.
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
Primary responsibilities include:
Oversight in the curriculum delivery of the program: Oversight of designated courses in the program. Collaborate with other nursing faculty for curriculum development, delivery and program assessment. Maintain online and on campus course shells as consistent with the nursing faculty expectations. Act as course coordinator for designated courses. This includes collaborating with adjunct faculty and working closely with Directors of Programs in Nursing. Coordinate with lab and clinical faculty regarding policies, procedures, and grading for designated courses.
Teaching: Teaching duties will be established in consultation with Dean of Health Professions & Education. Adherence to the Best Practices document to establish a productive, engaging, online and on campus learning environment is essential.
Professional Development/Research: Continue active role congruent with American Associate of University Professors – Utica College (AAUP-UC) contractual agreement and professional interests.
Accountability: Report directly to the Dean of Health Professions & Education. Attend on campus meetings and events as outlined by the AAUP-UC contract. Attend department and School meetings. Make recommendations to the faculty regarding updating curriculum in the areas of course oversight.
May perform other related duties as assigned, including participating on committees, teams, or task forces.
Must possess well-developed writing and verbal skills; Must have knowledge of Child Life Specialty and/or Family Life Education.
Current certification as a Child Life Specialist or Family Life Educator preferred; Earned doctorate in Psychology, Child Development, Social Work or related field preferred; At least five years experience in clinical setting working directly with children and families; At least three years teaching experience at the baccalaureate or graduate degree level; Demonstrated experience and knowledge in online education.
To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, NYS Registration and License to Practice, and three references. Candidates are asked to submit an additional reflective statement about teaching in the required applicant document titled “diversity statement”. Since Utica College strives to be a diverse and inclusive community, it is essential that you include in this statement a reflection on the kinds of experiences you have had, and the kinds of approaches you would take, teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica College, please see the following web page: http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/diversity/aboutus.cfm.)
Applications that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete.
In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf
For full consideration, complete applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus.
Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.
About Utica College
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.
A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.