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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Mansfield University

Mansfield, PA
Assistant Professor of Psychology. Clinical/counseling or related area preferred. Other areas considered, related to our five concentration areas within the major: General, Counseling, Mind/Body Health, Life Span Development, and Human Resource Management. We are a student-centered academic department that prepares undergraduate students for entry-level applied positions and advanced study in psychology and related disciplines.

Teach foundational and advanced courses which may include but not be limited to introductory psychology, counseling theories and skills, as well as courses in area of specialty. The successful applicant is expected to effectively teach four courses (usually three preparations) each semester; advise a diverse student population; undertake a regular program of discipline-related scholarly activity involving students; and make departmental, university and community service contributions. Strong evidence of excellent teaching as well as continuing scholarly growth and service are required for tenure and promotion.

Minimum requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent in psychology from a regionally accredited (or foreign equivalent) university, clinical/counseling preferred, other areas considered (degree must be completed before commencing employment); evidence of recent effective college-level teaching experience; and completion of a successful campus interview (which includes a demonstration of teaching skills). Additional qualifications: Ability to adapt to changing technologies that support teaching and learning; demonstration of excellent communication skills (verbal and written); demonstration of ability to develop a strong program of scholarly activity; ability to work collaboratively with others; and demonstration, through past accomplishments and behaviors, of the ability to support Mansfield University’s principles and values of Character, Scholarship, Culture, Service (http://www1.mansfield.edu/mansfield-creed) and the University’s strong student-centered vision and mission. The quality of applicants’ graduate program preparation and performance will be considered. Other conditions of employment include verification of all earned degrees through the receipt of original transcripts and an acceptable background check report.

Essential Functions
Teaching and advising, continued scholarly growth, and service to the department, university, and community. Effective communication skills and use of electronic teaching technology. Work cooperatively with staff, faculty and administration. Ability to use software application programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail and effective use of phone, keyboard and other office equipment. May be required to lift, stand, walk, reach with arms, etc.

Full-time, tenure track, position with an anticipated start date of August 2013. Assistant Professor rank based on qualifications. Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Excellent faculty benefits: http://hr.mansfield.edu/benefits.htm.

Application Procedure
Submit via electronic application (http://mansfield.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/) a letter of interest that addresses how your qualifications/skills meet the department’s needs as detailed by the position description; a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests; summary of evaluations in classroom teaching; examples of scholarship; curriculum vita; copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; three letters of reference; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Consideration of complete applications will begin on February 15, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Located in the beautiful mountains of rural, north central Pennsylvania, Mansfield University, currently enrolling approximately 3,200 students, including more than 400 graduate students, is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Founded in 1857 as Mansfield Classical Seminary, Mansfield University is proud of its long tradition of preparing excellent teachers, as well as its more recent role as a public liberal arts university focused on leadership development. The university is located within Tioga County, home to five state and federal parks, seven lakes, and the 50-mile long gorge of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. The university is an hour south of the Finger Lakes wine region of upstate New York.

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