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Position Description

Not so good or proactive…. BASIC FUNCTION:
Teach undergraduate & graduate level courses. Conduct research in mathematics.
Required: Ph.D. in psychology by July 2006; a research specialty in cognitive or cognitive behavioral, applied
perceptual, or sensory perceptual, & an ongoing research program and sustained record of high quality publications commensurate with experience; evidence of excellence in teaching undergraduates; demonstrated excellent English communication skills.
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer 
Better but not as proactive as it could be… BASIC FUNCTION:
Teach graduate/undergraduate courses, supervise applied training, direct thesis/dissertation students,
conduct scholarly research, advise students, and engage in service/outreach.
Required: A doctorate from an APA-accredited program in school psychology or related field by time of appointment, with eligibility for licensure as a psychologist and certification as a school psychologist in Your State; evidence of research ability in area relevant to school psychology; graduate and undergraduate teaching and clinical-supervision ability; applied practice experience. Preference given to applicants with expertise and interest in supervision of clinical/applied training, or social-emotional, behavioral, and/or psychoeducational assessment, or prevention/intervention with children and adolescents, and either a record of scholarly publications or postdoctoral experience relevant to school psychology.
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Best… We seek one or two candidates who are excited about teaching in an interdisciplinary program and are engaged in community-based action research. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on one or more of the following areas: the ecology of child development, mental or sexual health and culture, behavioral disorders and social control, social justice, organizational and institutional change, and/or evaluation of interventions. Two years of teaching experience and a PhD in Psychology or a related field are desirable. 

Our university houses innovative undergraduate and graduate programs, is part of a growing campus located X miles from Big City on the Direction Side of National Landmark, and has access to the research & funding resources of three affiliated campuses. Our university stresses links between diverse
fields of inquiry & values civic engagement, public scholarship, & experiential learning. New faculty members will teach & participate in the evolution of our interdisciplinary program, contributing to a new undergraduate concentration, an interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Policy Studies, &/or a planned community-based MA in Cultural Studies.


Successful candidates will join a thriving & engaged faculty working on issues related to the following areas: ethnographic methods, cultural & multicultural studies, policy studies, community arts, media, economics, labor, disability, human rights, ethics, & sustainability. Related program areas
outside of ours include Business, Nursing, & Education.
Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical innovation & be prepared to teach an upper-division core course that introduces students to interdisciplinary inquiry. We are currently an upper-division & graduate campus, but will be expanding into the lowerdivision by Fall 2006. The standard teaching load is 6 courses over 3 quarters. Salary is
commensurate with qualifications & experience.


We hope to attract applicants who can teach in a diverse University community & have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed. We are committed
to building a multicultural work force & strongly encourage women, racial/ethnic/gender minorities, persons with disabilities, & covered veterans to apply.


The University of Our Town is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

* Compiled from position descriptions posted on the Employment websites of URI and the University of Washington


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