Assistant Professor, Psychology (Community Psychology)

Posting Details

Classification Information

FLSA Exempt
Salary Grade Not Applicable
Min Salary 53117
Max Salary 100474
Branch of Service Non Classified
AA/EEO/ADA Statement

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution which values and is committed to inclusion and expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor, Psychology (Community Psychology)
Joint Appointment
Department Name Psychology Department
Academic or Calendar Year Academic
Full Time / Part Time Full Time
Position Summary

The Department of Psychology at Rhode Island College is seeking to fill a tenure-line, Assistant Professor of Psychology in Community Psychology to start Fall 2018 (Final appointment is subject to available funding).

The department is a vibrant one, consisting of 17 faculty members who serve approximately 600 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate students. We are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working with our multicultural student population and local community. The primary responsibility of this position is to teach courses in community psychology, psychology internship, psychology of human diversity, as well as mentor students in research relevant to the candidate’s area of specialization.

Essential Duties

-Teach courses as needed at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including community psychology; internship, psychology of human diversity, and any other existing courses as needed.
- Maintain a program of research.
- Supervise undergraduate and graduate student research.
- Provide academic advising for undergraduate and graduate students.
- Participate in College and Departmental activities and committees.
- Engage in professional activities in psychology.

Occasional Duties

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the department chair.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

- Ability to teach at the college level.
- Ability to maintain an active research program.
- Knowledge about the needs of diverse learners.
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
- Ability to teach courses in community psychology, internship, research methods and psychology of human diversity.
- Scholarly research in area of expertise.
- Ability to supervise graduate and undergraduate research.
- Ability to mentor graduate and undergraduate students in research relevant to the candidate’s area of specialization.

Required Qualifications

Education: A doctorate in Psychology or related field by time of appointment.

Experience: Evidence of successful college teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

- Doctorate in community psychology or related field.
- Evidence of teaching experience in community psychology, human diversity, social psychology, introductory psychology, research methods, and/or topic areas related to community psychology.
-The area of specialization within the field of community psychology is open, including specialization relevant to prevention and intervention, action research, community mental health and well-being, community advocacy, social policy, program evaluation, social justice, and areas relevant to other social problems. These areas of specialization could contribute to our second major in Chemical Dependency and Addiction Studies and our master’s program in psychology.
- Interest in developing hybrid courses.
-Ability to teach large lecture courses.
- Willingness to serve in a faculty leadership role as part of the RIC shared governance model following awarding of tenure.

Environmental Conditions

Teaching/instruction is performed in a traditional classroom setting.

Additional Position Information

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00126
Starting Salary Range
Benefits Eligible? Yes
Section Academic Affairs
Number of Positions Available 1
Anticipated Start Date or Semester Fall Semester 2018
Position Status Continuing -Tenure Track
Union Status RIC/AFT
Posting Date 10/17/2017
End of Temporary or Limited Position
Priority given to applicants who apply by
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions/Information for Applicants

Anticipated Vacancy – Fall semester 2018.
Final appointment is subject to available funding.

-This position is open until filled, but a review of applications will begin on 12/15/2017.
-The doctoral degree is required for appointment and must be completed prior to the beginning of service.
-Candidates must submit a teaching statement (upload to Teaching Philosophy 1 button).
- Candidates must submit representative publications (upload to Other Document 1 button).
- Candidates are required to provide an unofficial transcript. Transcript should be of highest degree earned. Upon hire, candidate will be required to arrange for an official transcript of highest degree earned to be mailed/transmitted directly from the institution to RIC.
- The application includes an optional button for candidates to upload additional documents, if desired (upload to Other Document 2 button).
- Candidates will be prompted during the application process to provide three names and email addresses for reference letters.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Unofficial Transcripts 1
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy 1
  5. Other Document 1 (see special instructions)
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 2 (see special instructions)