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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Position Number: 4835178
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Psychology

Teaching Faculty, Forensic Psychology - DC

Job Description:
We are searching for a faculty member to join our Forensic Psychology (FO) program at our Washington, DC location to fill full-time, twelve (12) month positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This program is designed to meet CACREP standards to prepare graduates to be licensed professional counselors. The primary areas of specialization beyond the counseling core are the treatment of addiction disorders, trauma, child and adolescent treatment, and couple and family therapy.

Principle Duties:
Teach 24 credit hours over the course of three semesters or 6 online terms
◦ No more than 2 preps per semester or online term
◦ 9 credits Fall Semester (Fall 1 and 2 Online)
◦ 9 credits Spring Semester (Spring 1 and 2 Online)
◦ 6 credits Summer Semester (Summer 1 and 2 Online)
Hold office hours on a weekly basis
Remain current in field of study/teaching expertise and update course content to reflect knowledge updates
Prepare course syllabus and plans in accord with Department requirements
Select textbooks and teaching aids as required
Classroom instruction including lectures, demonstrations, discussions, or other appropriate modes of education delivery in a higher education setting
Develop, and regularly update, a system for ongoing evaluation of teaching and student learning
Student-­focused educator committed to student learning, retention, persistence, and completion.
Assign grades and maintain course/student records in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit grades and records by established deadlines.

Advising(24% Flex)
Maintain an advisee load according to Department needs
Spend time with advisees to provide mentorship on matters related to their academic, curricular, and career development
Mentor advisees in preparing their vita and training application materials, as well as write recommendation letters
Assist the Department Chair in documenting student progress through the program; when necessary, this includes crafting individual Academic Development Plans for Advisees, tracking their compliance, and documenting their progress
Present progress of advisees to Faculty at semester Student Review meetings, meet with advisees to gather additional information or communicate Faculty concerns, and report back to Faculty on the results

Scholarship (24% Flex)
Scholarship may include qualitative/quantitative research, presentations at professional conferences, scholarship-based community service, etc.

Professional Service (24% Flex)
Maintain scholarly activities that further the practice of professional psychology
Foster education of, and interest in, student service in the community
Engage in community service

Service to Institution(12%)
Participate in Departmental functions, including but not limited to participating in the analysis of student progress, assisting in general faculty searches, and admissions activities, contributing to general and specific curriculum development activities, mentoring of new faculty members, and other related duties as assigned
Attendance at faculty meetings and participation in the Faculty Assembly is an expectation.
Service on committee(s) as agreed upon with Department Chair, including Departmental and Institutional Committees.

Position Qualifications:
Doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP Accredited Program
Strong potential for or proven record of excellence in teaching and scholarship
Licensed or license-eligible as a professional counselor
Commitment to issues of social justice and diversity
Strong commitment to preparing students to become excellent practitioners
Strong commitment to working as part of a faculty team
Strong potential to develop curricula

Doctoral degree from a CACREP Accredited Program
Experience teaching at the graduate level
Strong potential to develop program of research
Strong potential for or proven track record in attracting external funding
Record of active involvement in professional organizations
Membership/Active in the American Counseling Association

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Compensation & Benefits
This opportunity is budgeted at $75,000 - 85,000 base compensation. Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.

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The Chicago School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students, and all who enter our facilities, The Chicago School strongly recommends that all employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per CDC guidance.

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