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Service Assistant Professor - Department of Psychology (Job No. 19172)

Description

The Department of Psychology at West Virginia University invites applications for a Service Assistant Professor starting August 2022. This is a 9-month, full-time non-tenure track position with full benefits. Service Assistant Professors at WVU are eligible for promotion; however, promotion to senior ranks is not required for institutional commitment and career stability in a service faculty appointment. Service Assistant Professor appointments have renewable terms up to three years, with no limits on the number of terms.

The successful candidate will serve as an academic advisor for students in our undergraduate program; teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses; and serve as the Assistant Director of Graduate Training to provide administrative support for our doctoral training program. Part-time summer administrative responsibilities are expected with additional compensation.

This position requires a doctoral degree or equivalent in Psychology or a closely related field by August 2022. Other requirements include experience or a demonstrated ability to advise, mentor, and monitor academic progress of students; the ability to assist in administrative operations of our doctoral graduate program; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent undergraduate and/or graduate teaching skills. The teaching load is 3 courses per year. A 10% allocation of time for conducting research is available but not required.

The Department of Psychology has 26 full-time faculty, 73 graduate students, and 775 undergraduate majors. Doctoral training is offered in Behavior Analysis (ABAI-accredited), Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical and Clinical Child Psychology (APA-accredited), and Life-Span Developmental Psychology.

WVU is a R1 research land grant university located within 90 minutes of Pittsburgh and 3.5 hours from the Washington/Baltimore area. Morgantown has been recognized as one of the most livable small cities in the U.S. There are extensive recreational opportunities, excellent public schools, and a supportive University environment in which to develop a visible and productive career. The WVU Dual Career Program is available to assist candidates with suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.

To apply, please visit WVU Careers. Upload (a) a letter outlining advising and teaching interests; (b) your curriculum vitae; and (c) contact information for at least three references. The screening process will begin April 11, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.  For more information, please visit our website (https://psychology.wvu.edu/) or contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Kevin Larkin, Kevin.Larkin@mail.wvu.edu, (304) 293-1700.

WVU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Program Coordinator - Advising (Job No. 19405)

Description

The Department of Psychology at West Virginia University invites applications for a Program Coordinator - Advising Specialist. The Psychology Department website (http://psychology.wvu.edu) contains information about course offerings at both undergraduate and graduate levels. There are currently 25 full-time faculty members, 72 graduate students, and 775 undergraduate pre-majors and majors affiliated with the program. 

The successful candidate will be expected to provide academic and career advising to students in major and minor programs in psychology. Primary duties will include establishing plans of study, serving as the primary adviser for early psychology majors, helping students select courses relevant to their career path, teaching appropriate classes, managing recruitment visits, and serving as the department representative for university and college activities.

Required qualifications include a master’s degree (psychology preferred) and one year of experience in teaching and/or advising at the college level. Additional qualifications include the ability to acquire knowledge of all college and departmental admission standards and benchmarks and evidence of effective teaching skills, excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; attention to detail; and ability to assess and enhance the effectiveness of advising and recruitment activities.

To apply, please visit http://jobs.wvu.edu and navigate to the position title listed above. Applicants should submit a cover letter, statement of advising and teaching philosophy, CV or resume, and names and contact information for a minimum of three professional references.  First consideration will be given to applications received on or before April 22, 2022.

WVU has an active NSF ADVANCE gender equity program and is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus community.  The university is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

About the Opportunity

As a Program Coordinator, you will provide academic and career advising to students in major and minor programs in psychology. Primary duties will include establishing plans of study, serving as the primary adviser for early psychology majors, helping students select courses relevant to their career path, teaching appropriate classes, managing recruitment visits, and serving as the department representative for university and college activities.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including: 

  • 37.5-hour work week
  • 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
  • 24 annual leave (vacation) days per year
  • 18 sick days per year (for when you’re ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family’s, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
  • WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ’s.
  • Wellness programs

What you’ll do:

  • Provide academic and career orientation advising to students in the Psychology major.  Responsibilities will include:
  • Serve as primary adviser for freshmen and early Psychology majors
  • Organize short-term plans of study for students to meet major’s benchmarks that will lead to graduation and a career of interest to them.
  • Meets and advises incoming new and transfer students during New Student Orientation (NSO) during the summer 
  • Serve as the point person for the Student Success Collaborative Program for the college (running campaigns, analyzing data, being a resource for department).
  • Assist majors in learning about career paths and selecting appropriate courses and training.
  • Actively participate on the Advising Committee and Undergraduate Training Committee of the Department of Psychology.
  • Teach appropriate undergraduate courses as assigned by Chair.
  • Actively participate in advisers’ training and development in the College.
  • Acquire an active knowledge of all the procedures that are part of the Eberly College Undergraduate Studies Office protocol (i.e. change of major, adding a major or a degree, graduation certification, 90-CR checks, transient forms, etc.).
  • Participate in WVU Recruitment efforts aimed at potential Psychology majors, including programs aimed at transfer students as well as students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Assists with administering ACAT tests and capstone poster sessions each semester
  • Assists the Lead Advisor and the Director of Undergraduate Training in surveying undergraduate students and alumni for gathering program outcome data.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the department chair.
 Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Psychology or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • One (1) year of teaching and/or advising at the college level (graduate assistantship experience counts)
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Evidence of effective teaching or advising skills
  • Knowledge or ability to acquire knowledge of employer expectations and their relation to strategic curricular decisions     
  • Knowledge or ability to acquire knowledge of all ECAS and departmental admission standards and benchmarks
  • Demonstrated ability to work constructively and efficiently with students, particularly freshmen
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategies and programs to support students in academic difficulty
  • Knowledge or ability to learn to work with Banner, SSC and Degree Works
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain data bases for the Undergraduate Studies Office
  • Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills