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Lecturer - Psychology

Company: NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Job Description:

Special Information Northern Arizona University, Yuma Branch Campus is conducting a national search to fill a non-tenure track, academic year generalist position in Psychology at the rank of Lecturer. This position is expected to be continuing with potential for promotion. Renewal is contingent on performance, continued funding and departmental needs. The Yuma Branch Campus of Northern Arizona University in Yuma, AZ is located on the grounds of Arizona Western College, the local community college. The branch campus serves a vital and growing local and regional community. The campus is about 17 miles from the Mexican border and the State of Sonora. Arizona residency is required and residence in the Yuma region is expected. Some travel for meetings, recruitment efforts, and other job related duties is an expectation of the position as well as community service activities. This position requires the ability to meet Arizona Administrative Fleet Safety Policy requirements as occasional travel within the State of Arizona is required. This position is not eligible for sponsorship now or in the future. Job Description The primary focus of this position is teaching upper division psychology courses for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program. A demonstrated connectedness to the discipline of psychology is expected. The program provides students with opportunities for focused study in psychology and prepares students for many educational and career paths. This faculty member will serve as a member of the Arts and Sciences Division on the Yuma Branch Campus. The faculty member is expected to serve as a student mentor in his/her local area. The position requires teaching, service, and professional development activities. Courses may include Research Methods, courses in the successful applicant's area of interest, and courses that fit the departmental needs. Research is encouraged, particularly community-engaged scholarship. A successful annual review is dependent on a demonstrated connectedness to the discipline, positive teaching reviews and department service. The faculty member is expected to serve on departmental and campus committees and assist with program development. The successful candidate will serve as a resource to academic advisors and recruiters. Summer and winter teaching is available for additional compensation. Minimum Qualifications An earned master's degree in Psychology or closely related field from an accredited university The equivalent of one year (2 semesters) of college-level teaching (at least 6 credit hours per semester) or other relevant professional experience. Preferred Qualifications An earned Ph.D. in Psychology or closely related field from an accredited university (degree completed by start date). Able to teach a range of upper division courses in Psychology, such as Psychological Research Methods, Statistics, Motivation and Emotion, and/or Psychophysiology of Drugs. Background in cognitive, developmental or neuroscience areas Commitment to working in a diverse faculty, staff and student environment. Commitment to teaching and working with first-generation minority students. Elementary Spanish language proficiency is an asset. Experience teaching on-line courses to augment face-to-face teaching. Demonstrate an ongoing engagement with the discipline as evidenced by a research agenda, conference participation, or other involvement with the profession. General Information Northern Arizona University-Yuma is a Branch Campus of NAU Flagstaff. NAU is a 31,073-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 70,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU-Yuma has a primary role in providing a wide range of bachelor and graduate degrees in the Lower Colorado River region of Arizona and California. The Yuma Branch Campus has approximately 500 students on campus, while offering distance programs to an additional 1500 students off campus. The Yuma Branch Campus has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The administrative and curricular structure for the Psychology program is housed at the Yuma Branch Campus of Northern Arizona University. The program is offered to a very diverse student population primarily through face-to-face delivery. Several other social science related programs support the Psychology program. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. NAU's emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. NAU-Yuma provides opportunities to work with faculty and students in established partnerships with Mexican universities in Sonora and Baja Norte, Mexico. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.Background Information Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report. The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school's policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year's Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing. A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus. Salary $50,000 - $56,000 Benefits This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Submission Deadline This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on April 5, 2019. FLSA Status This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked. Equal Employment Opportunity Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.The Arizona Republic. Keywords: Psychology - Lecturer, Location: Flagstaff, AZ - 86003

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