The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Dixie State University in St. George, UT, invites applications for a Marital and Family Therapy or Clinical/Counseling Psychology position to begin August, 2014. The preferred candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Marital and Family Therapy or Clinical/Counseling Psychology. In addition to introductory psychology courses, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach upper-division courses in their area of specialty. Successful candidates may also teach APA writing, research methods, statistics, history of psychology or a senior capstone in psychology.
• Teach 24 undergraduate credits per academic year to include courses in introductory psychology, lifespan development, abnormal psychology, child and family counseling, social psychology, personality, and intermediate or advanced-level courses in area of specialization.
• Teaching responsibilities may also include APA writing, research methods, statistics, history of psychology and a senior capstone in psychology.
• Faculty will contribute to the growth of the Psychology program, serve on university, division, and departmental committees as assigned, and advise students on general education and discipline-specific requirements.
• Faculty must have an ability and willingness to adapt courses to current technology and possibly teach in a distance learning environment.
• Should be technology literate and/or are willing to become certified in online instruction and teach one or more courses online and/or in a blended format.
• Ph.D. in Marital and Family Therapy or Clinical/Counseling Psychology, from an accredited college or university is required.
• Licensed or license-eligible, preferably in the State of Utah. Approved AAMFT supervisor preferred for MFTs.
• Specialization within any area of marital and family therapy or clinical/counseling psychology is open, but the ability to complement and extend the current strengths of the Psychology Program is essential.
• A commitment to and evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching is essential, especially in Marital and Family Therapy. Psychology faculty are expected to have a commitment to scholarly activity and the ability to mentor student research at the undergraduate level.
• Eagerness to engage with colleagues, staff, and administrators to develop ways to improve the educational experience of students.
• Ability to communicate clearly with students, staff, colleagues, and administrators, both orally and in writing.
• Interest in utilizing technology as an educational tool.
Terms of Contract: Temporary 1-year full time faculty position. Begins fall semester (August 2014). Salary is based on a nationally competitive Dixie State University faculty salary schedule. Excellent benefit package included.
Electronic Application Procedures: Application review begins May 19, 2014, open until filled. Submit cover letter, resume, teaching and research portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, syllabi, and teaching evaluation summaries), contact information for three references (including email) and unofficial transcripts electronically. Employment may be contingent upon positive results of a background check. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.
DSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University is firmly committed to non-discrimination and affirmative action and it is the policy of the University to strive to afford equal opportunity to qualified individuals, regardless of their religion, race, color, age, disability, gender, veterans or disabled veterans status or national origin and to conform to applicable laws and regulations.