Siena Heights University, a Catholic university sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters and located in Adrian, MI, invites applicants for a full-time position in the Psychology Department to begin in August, 2019. Although the specific area is open, preference will be given to candidates with a background in experimental areas of psychology (e.g., learning, cognitive, physiological, neuropsychology).
The candidate’s primary duties will involve teaching introductory psychology, learning and memory, physiological, research methods, etc., as determined by candidate’s background and program need. Experience supervising student internships would be a plus, including the possibility of site selection, student placement, monitoring student progress, consultation with site supervisors, developing new site locations, etc. In addition, the candidate may have an opportunity to teach in the university’s innovative cross-disciplinary general education program. Proficiency with information technology at the college level, including online teaching, is desired. Additional responsibilities include the following: teaching four three-credit hour classes each semester, participating in scholarly activity and service to the University, Rank and salary is dependent on experience. Preparing syllabi for classes, providing appropriate feedback and assigning grades to students on a timely basis, meeting deadlines set by the Registrar’s Office related to such activities as grading (midterm and final), scheduling, etc., participating in curriculum development in conformity with the learning outcomes for the program, providing data on learning outcomes assessment in a timely manner, attending to professional development and appropriate scholarly activity, participating in program, division and faculty meetings, participating on a university committee or an appropriate substitute activity negotiated with a division chair (e.g., moderating a student organization), serving as an academic mentor for psychology students and assisting the program in recruitment and retention efforts, attending fall convocation, honors convocation, commencement, and other university events, participating in faculty and university activities in the weeks prior to and following the academic year, and performing other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned by the program coordinator, division chairperson or dean.
A Masters degree in Psychology (Doctorate preferred), demonstrated teaching effectiveness and a desire to work in a liberal arts setting, a record of teaching experience and possible supervision of student field placements, and scholarly activities.
Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter with salary requirements, Curriculum Vita/resume, list of professional references, sample syllabus, three letters of recommendation, and a brief description of your teaching philosophy to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE
About Siena Heights University
Siena Heights University is committed to attracting, encouraging, and retaining a highly qualified workforce to support our mission of assisting people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all. Siena Heights University is a renowned liberal arts institution located in Adrian, Mich. Siena?s success is the result of a diverse workforce coming together to help shape the future. Siena Heights University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.The results, released today in The Chronicle?s fifth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities. In all, only 103 of the 294 institutions achieved ?Great College to Work For? recognition for specific best practices and policies. ?We are honored to be recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education,? said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. ?Siena Heights tries to build a sense of not only community ? but family ? for our employees. This honor reinforces our belief that Siena Heights is a great plac...e to be, not only for our students, but our faculty, staff and administration as well. We will continue to live our mission of being more competent, purposeful and ethical.?In addition, Siena Heights was only one of two institutions in Michigan to be placed on the Honor Roll, with the University of Michigan being the other. Only 42 institutions nationwide earned this special recognition for being ?the best of the best.? Those that make the Honor Roll are cited most often across all recognition categories. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions.Siena Heights won honors in five categories this year:Collaborative governance,Confidence in senior leadership, Respect and appreciation Supervisor or department chair relationship, and Work/life balance