Thomas College seeks a new faculty member in Psychology effective Fall 2021 to join and support vibrant undergraduate programs as part of the College’s School of Arts and Sciences.
In addition to the major, Psychology students at Thomas have the option for a concentration in Forensic Psychology or Mental Health. The program enjoys a close working relationship, including a double-major option, with Criminal Justice, one of the other largest programs at the College. Courses from the Psychology program also support the general education core and the College’s innovative teacher preparation programs. Thomas College students strongly benefit from their relationships with their faculty, and they enjoy a wide range of internship opportunities both locally, regionally, and nationally (e.g., through the Washington Center for Internships). Some students opt to continue their education by joining Thomas’ Master of Science in Criminology program which launched in the Fall of 2018.
The preferred candidate will have a background in counseling or clinical psychology and the ability to help Thomas move toward potentially developing a graduate program in counseling or a related field. Candidates should be prepared to offer a range of undergraduate courses in psychology that might include courses such as Developmental Psychology, Personality Theories, Counseling Theories, Marriage and Family, Adolescent Psychology and Child Psychology. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to design and deliver new courses to support and complement strong undergraduate programs in psychology and related fields.
Candidates must be committed to teaching excellence, service to the College, community engagement, and professional development. Responsibilities for full time faculty include a 4/4 teaching load, academic advising, committee service, and course/program development. Teaching assignments may include online or hybrid courses. Preference will be given to candidates with an appropriate terminal degree. Evidence of engaging undergraduate teaching also is preferred, as well as familiarity with information technology and its implementation in the classroom.
Benefits Include: Medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, short-term disability insurance, 403(b) matching plan, paid holidays, paid sick leave, and tuition remission.
Thomas College is a private, not-for-profit business and liberal arts college offering a guaranteed job program to its graduates. Founded in 1894, Thomas offers a rich professional studies curriculum for undergraduate and graduate students. In 2017, Money Magazine ranked Thomas 23rd in the country for adding the most value to their degrees, and data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas College in the top 15 percent of all college and universities in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates.
How to Apply: Candidates should forward a letter of interest, vitae, and a list of three references to Dr. Thomas Edwards, Provost, at . A single PDF file is preferred. Please include your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number in the body of your email.
Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Thomas College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Thomas College’s mission is to prepare students for success in their personal and professional lives, and for leadership and service in their communities.