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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Job Title
Assistant Professor of Psychology
West Texas A&M University
Psychology, Sociology & Social Work
Proposed Minimum Salary
Job Location
Canyon, Texas
Job Type
Job Description
The School Psychology Specialist Program is in the Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work. The mission of the School Psychology Program at West Texas A&M University is to help children and youth of the Panhandle succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally through preparation of well-trained professional school psychologist to work within the public schools. The program training philosophy is based on the school psychologist as a producer, consumer, and translator pf psychological and educational research. The Specialist in School Psychology (SSP) program at WTAMU produces well-trained scientist-practitioners through intensive integration with public schools in the Texas Panhandle. School psychologists help children succeed daily by ?giving back,? through the use of consultation, in which the results of the latest research are shared with parents, teachers, and others to assist in meeting the needs of children and youth. Graduates of our program have strong skills in experimental deign, assessment, intervention, and program evaluation which provide the foundation for basic and applied research.
Work Performed:
The responsibilities of this position include:
+ Teach psychology related courses in support of our Specialist in School Psychology program at the undergraduate and graduate level (teaching load is 4/4).
+ Advise students and supervise practicum and internship experiences.
+ Develop and maintain community partnerships necessary for the students? clinical training.
+ Collaborate with partner schools and community agencies.
+ Participate in the admissions process.
+ Participate in the review of student comprehensive examinations.
+ Engage in developing and implementing service opportunities consistent with the mission of the program department and college.
+ Collaborate and meet with psychology faculty.
+ Collaborate with University personnel responsible for program data collection and management regarding accreditation needs.
+ Research and publication is required for promotion. In addition, faculty members are expected to be involved within their respective discipline?s professional organizations or agencies.
Necessary Qualifications:
+ Must have a doctoral degree in School Psychology (ABD will be considered) or other closely related field from an accredited institution.
+ Must hold (or be eligible for) the Specialist in School Psychology license (LSSP) from the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
+ Must have prior experience working in Pre-K -12 educational settings with children and their families, in assessment, consultation, and intervention.
+ Must possess a strong work ethic and a willingness to collaborate.
Preferred Qualifications:
+ Graduate of a NASP-approved program.
+ Experience as a practicing school psychologist.
+ Successful teaching experience in school psychology or related field.
+ Supervision of school psychology students at the graduate level.
+ Experience in advising graduate students.
Applicant Instructions:
Please include the following with your application:
+ Letter of interest
+ Curriculum Vitae
+ Three references
+ Official transcripts
Please attach all documents in the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page before continuing through the application. Although the attachment box is labeled "CV/Resume," more than one attachment may be uploaded. Once you have submitted your application, you may no longer add documents. If you need assistance with downloading documents, please contact WTAMU Human Resources at HR@wtamu.edu .
Texas law requires that males age 18 through 25 be properly registered with the Selective Service System.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution?s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution?s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
West Texas A&M University is a four-year public university that serves a diverse population of more than 9,900 students representing 48 states, 55 countries and four U.S. territories. In 2016, The Chronicle of Education recognized WTAMU as a ?Great College to Work For? in its annual survey on the academic workplace. WTAMU?s more than 800 employees enjoy a growing, dynamic university built on a foundation of respect, support, camaraderie, engagement and dedication, while students thrive in an atmosphere committed to personal attention and teaching excellence.
West Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to
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