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Instructional Faculty - Psychology & Counseling

Takoma Park, Maryland
Job Description

Job Title:        Instructional Faculty – Psychology & Counseling

Department:  Psychology & Counseling

Reports to:     Chair of Department

FLSA Status: Exempt

Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued.  Nestled in a desirable residential community in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students.  Regardless of title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.

  • Teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Courses may include any of the following: General Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, Motivation & Learning, Psychopathology and other courses as needed.  Courses are held in the day and the evening.
  • Demonstrates and fosters excellence in teaching and service; values research.
  •  Promotes Christian values in teaching methods and interaction with students.
  •  Provides time for academic advising of students and maintains regular office hours.
  • Assist with departmental assessment of learning outcomes.
  • Assist with University Preview and promotion of the department.
  • Participates in recruiting top students for Psi Chi membership.
  • Assist with departmental meetings and events.
  • Attends professional development conferences and workshops.
  • Serves on various academic committees as requested.
  • Supports and affirms a culture of distinctive excellence and exceptional service.
  • Attends university events and, required meetings (including weekly Convocation)
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:
  • Doctoral Degree in Psychology or Counseling
  • Psychology teaching experience at the college level
 Language Skills:
  • Ability to effectively present information to various audiences.
  • Skilled and experienced in various modes of classroom delivery.
 Interpersonal Skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to relate to students, staff, administration, and faculty.      
 Technology Skills:
  • Knowledge and use of technology and its applications for the classroom.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, and PowerPoint.
 Reasoning Ability:
  • Ability to apply principles of Christian belief system to psychology.
  • Ability to deal with various kinds of students and learning modalities.

Benefits package includes:
  • Health care plans, including vision, dental and prescription drug
  • Flexible Spending Plans
  • Competitive 403B Retirement Plan
  • Tuition assistance for employees, spouse and dependents
  • Life insurance including supplemental and accidental death and dismemberment policies
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • AFLAC Supplemental Insurance
  • Legal Assistance Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program
Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.


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