Eastern University — Faculty, School Psychology Program

Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences which integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs.

Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with its mission (see http://www.eastern.edu/welcome/missionstatement.shtml). The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The Graduate Counseling and Psychology Department is seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time, open rank, tenure track faculty position for the School Psychology programs. The primary duties involve providing academic and administrative work within the School Psychology graduate degree and post-masters programs, teaching, mentoring, and involvement with the on-going development of the Graduate Counseling and Psychology Department. There is an with option to consider administrative leadership roles in the program (director or co-director). Rank is commensurate with experience.

The Graduate Counseling and Psychology Department at Eastern University, training effective practitioners for over a decade, is committed to preparing a diverse body of students to be competent and ethical practitioners who apply knowledge and skills gained from the thoughtful integration of the Christian faith and their respective disciplines in varied clinical and school settings. Graduates of Eastern University’s programs are sought out by employers who know the quality of the training in the Graduate Counseling and Psychology Department programs. The Department functions as a team to provide comprehensive instruction and mentoring that is holistic, addressing personal and professional development.

Some of the values of The Graduate Counseling and Psychology Department at Eastern University related to the learning atmosphere are:

  • We value each student as a potential agent of change, being equipped to return to their diverse communities to be effective helpers of individuals, families, schools, and other organizations.
  • We view the work of The Graduate Counseling and Psychology Department as a ministry of education directed toward the development of practitioners from many backgrounds who draw strength from the best research and practice in the field of school psychology and counseling integrated with a Christian worldview. We take seriously our call to rigorous academic training and faithful Christian practice.

The Graduate Counseling and Psychology Department administers three graduate programs presently; M.A. in Counseling; M.S. and CAGS in School Psychology; M.A. in School Counseling. Each of the two school programs meets Pennsylvania state certification guidelines. The faculty role includes teaching and mentoring students in the School Psychology programs, with option to consider administrative leadership roles in the program.

Eastern University regards excellence in teaching as an absolutely essential characteristic of every full-time faculty member, with the pursuit of scholarly activities strongly encouraged. A strong candidate will hold an earned doctorate in the field and have solid adult education and professional experience. Holding a National Certification in School Psychology and Pennsylvania State credential in School Psychology is necessary. Individuals from under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

DUTIES:

  • Expected course load: teach 24 credit hours over 9 months.
  • Expected course responsibilities: Some combination of courses in the fields of School Counseling and School Psychology: assessment and intervention, consultation, counseling children and adolescents, practicum/internship. All courses taught to graduate students. All full-time faculty are expected to integrate their Christian faith with their disciplines.
  • Specific Departmental service expected: Provide leadership and guidance to the School Psychology graduate programs in collaboration with department Chair(s) and other members of the Graduate Counseling and Psychology Department, including attendance at faculty, department, and various committee meetings.
  • Provide leadership in expanding the school programs of the department, particularly in the area of student enrollment.
  • Participate in recruiting adjunct faculty in the fields.
  • Participate in review procedures with PDE and NASP, including collaboration in preparing NASP self-study report and overseeing site visits.
  • General University service expected: a minimum of one standing committee assignment and occasional other task forces and temporary assignments.
  • (Optional) Direct or co-direct school psychology program: Responsibilities related to administrative oversight of the School Psychology program.

Eastern University, a university of the liberal arts and sciences located in suburban Philadelphia, invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track Faculty Position in the Graduate Counseling and Psychology Department.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. in: School Psychology
  • National and Pennsylvania certification in School Psychology
  • Ability to work collaboratively both internally and with potential organizational partners.
  • Ability to contribute to curriculum development needs.
  • Has both an interest in assessing new markets for The Graduate Counseling and Psychology Department programs, and the ability to develop new courses and programs to match those markets.
  • Excellent adult education skills.
  • Proven ability and willingness to mentor promising graduate students.
  • Willingness to be an active and enthusiastic team player in a diverse community.
  • Ability to integrate faith, reason & justice with leadership, teaching, and administrative duties.
  • Demonstrated willingness and interest in keeping abreast of best practices, developing trends, and state certification guidelines in the field of School Psychology.

Internal Number: 192

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