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NorthWest Arkansas Community College
  • Position Number: 5261976
  • Location: Bentonville, AR
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Psychology

FT Faculty, Psychology

NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) provides quality and affordable higher education to empower lives and strengthen communities within Northwest Arkansas and surrounding areas.As the largest community college in Arkansas, NWACC is recognized as a leader in education. NWACC offers a full range of associate degrees, certificates and workforce training programs that prepare students for rewarding futures and careers.

NWACC employees are dedicated to fostering a diverse educational community and cultural learning environment that supports student success.

The Full-Time Faculty, Psychology will be responsible for teaching courses such as General Psychology, Human Growth and Development, Statistics for Behavioral Sciences, Abnormal Psychology, and others as needed in both traditional and online settings.

This position provides instruction in Sociology (15 credit hours per semester). This position will:
  • Hold 10 on-campus required office hours each week, serve on department and college-wide committees, and complete other duties as assigned by the department. The incumbent will teach courses including, General Psychology, Human Growth and Development, and Statistics for Behavioral Sciences. This position will conduct successful classes in a variety of formats including traditional, online, and hybrid. Full-time faculty are expected to be present on campus an average of 32-hours per week.
  • Facilitate student learning, provide effective instruction, and perform evaluations of student learning for all assigned classes in the area of psychology, using each course's standard course outline as a guide. The basic instructional assignment is thirty (30) load hours per academic year for 9-month faculty. Develop course curriculum, course handouts, lectures, labs, and presentations.
  • Participate in program-level learning assessment. Participation includes helping articulate learning outcomes, choosing and administering measures, evaluating student performance, and suggesting changes to improve student learning.
  • Work with other faculty and administrators in developing program curriculum, standards, and policies, including reviewing and participating in textbook selection process where appropriate.
  • Be available to students via email, phone, or personal conferences. The method of contact and hours of availability should be clearly communicated to supervisors and to students through the course syllabus each semester.
  • Assign grades and maintain course/student records in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit grades and records by established deadlines.
  • Meet all classes and other scheduled responsibilities such as office hours and meetings at the designated times. A faculty member should inform the supervisor if he or she is unable to meet a class on time.

Professional Development
The faculty will be responsible for maintaining current knowledge in their field. The position should maintain professional and continuing education, and keep any necessary certifications in current standing.

Service to the College
The faculty will be required to provide services to the college such as:
  • Help students achieve their educational goals through formal and/or informal advising.
  • Post and keep on-campus hours to facilitate interaction with students, other faculty, staff, administrators, and the public.
  • Serve on standing and ad hoc committees, advisory boards, hiring committees, faculty senate, or as a student organization advisor.
  • Attend local, regional, state, or national meetings where required or necessary for the discipline.
  • Mentor and/or assist in orienting new faculty either formally or informally.
  • Attend commencement or other ceremonies appropriate to the faculty member's discipline or program.
  • Attend departmental, divisional, and college-wide meetings.
  • Perform other academically related duties as assigned by the instructor's supervisor.
  • Participate in faculty business meetings and forums.

Rate of pay: determined by faculty scale placement (education and years of experience)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Applicants should be committed to making positive contributions in a student success-focused work environment. Strong technology skills are essential. The ability to communicate psychology principles and practice is essential. Applicants should be committed to the learning college philosophy as well as the goals and objectives of NorthWest Arkansas Community College. Applicants should have a history of dedication to quality teaching and student success. Must be familiar with, or willing to learn, the Canvas LMS.

Physical Demands
The physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.While performing the functions of this job, the employee is:Frequently:
  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Walking

  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
  • Talking

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.
Hours may vary and may require evenings and weekends.

Required Qualifications
  • Masters degree in Psychology or a closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in psychology courses.
  • Experience teaching post-secondary Psychology courses required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD preferred
  • Teaching experience at a community college preferred

NWACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, please see our EEO policy.

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