Assistant Teaching Professor, Education Psychology (Tucson)

Assistant Teaching Professor, Education Psychology (Tucson)

Location: COE: Educational Psychology
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 607728
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

About NAU

Northern Arizona University serves almost 30,000 students. We are a vibrant community, with 21,000 students in Flagstaff-the home of our largest campus-and the remainder online or at our 20+ statewide locations. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Committed to an inclusive university environment, NAU has all the benefits of a large institution with a personal touch. We carefully balance teaching, scholarship, and service for faculty members. Supporting our core value of student-centrism, NAU's faculty members promote learning and help students reach academic milestones.

Flagstaff is an outdoorsy mountain town with four seasons and a thriving cultural scene. Located at 7,000 feet, Flagstaff houses 70,000 people and sits at the base of the sacred San Francisco Peaks.

For more about inclusive excellence at NAU, visit the Center for Inclusive Excellence and Access .

About the Department/College

The Department of Educational Psychology is aligned with the strategic priorities of NAU to elevate excellence for a bold and boundless future. We are committed to serving the people of Arizona, including Indigenous and Latine communities; and are dedicated to preparing individuals who contribute to the academic preparedness, positive educational and health outcomes, school climate, and college-going and completion rates in Arizona and beyond. We seek candidates committed to culturally responsive, inclusive, and equitable educational practices that advance educational excellence for all our students.

About the Position

The Department of Educational Psychology at Northern Arizona University is hiring a full-time, Assistant Teaching Professor based in Tucson beginning in Fall 2024. The Department of Educational Psychology is housed in the College of Education and offers a Combined Counseling/School Psychology PhD program, a School Psychology Ed.S. program, master's programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, Counseling - Student Affairs, and Human Relations; and a bachelor's program in Applied Human Behavior; with programs housed at four campuses and online, including Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tucson, and Yuma campuses. Faculty in the department work collaboratively to support student learning across programs and campuses.

The faculty member hired for this position will teach graduate and undergraduate courses to students enrolled in Educational Psychology programs including but not limited to the M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and the M.Ed. School Counseling, M.Ed. in Human Relations, and B.IS. in Applied Human Behavior. We encourage candidates with a background in counseling or psychology who can enhance the department's commitment to diversity through teaching and supervision. We are looking for candidates who have familiarity with counseling and psychology accrediting bodies and can develop curriculum and deliver instruction in accordance with these standards.

Responsibilities Include:

Teaching and Advising
  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses to students enrolled in Educational Psychology programs.
  • Teach in-person, online, and in blended formats.
  • Provide supervision to students in practicum and internship.
  • Mentor and advise students.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Serve on departmental, college, and university committees.
  • Assist in course and program planning.
  • Work with community partners to establish potential student field placements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This position is an on-site position which requires the incumbent to complete their work primarily at an NAU site, campus, or facility with or without accommodation. Opportunities for remote work are rare.

This is a nini month, full time teaching-track position, based in Tucson, Arizona in Fall 2024.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned Doctorate in Counseling, psychology, or related fields. ABD candidates may apply if their degree will be conferred by the start of contract.
  • College teaching experience (can include college teaching as a graduate assistant).
  • Prior experience working clinically with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Eligibility for licensure/certification as a counselor or psychologist in Arizona.
  • Applied experience in the field of counseling or psychology with background/experience in private practice, mental health agencies or schools.
  • Demonstrated success in teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in counseling, or psychology, or related helping fields.
  • Experience in supervising counseling/psychology clinical experiences.
  • Interest in recruiting, advising, and mentoring students.
  • Demonstrated efficacy in working with people from a variety of backgrounds; and understanding of rural and southwest communities.
  • Familiarity with counseling and psychology accrediting bodies (e.g., CACREP, APA, NASP, CAEP).

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Understands best practices related to clinical training.
  • Interacts and communicates successfully with diverse students, faculty, and staff.
  • Acts in a way that embodies the mission, vision, and values of NAU and the College of Education.
  • Maintains ethical behavior and the ability to demonstrate ethical decision making related to training concerns.
  • Communicates ideas and information effectively in both verbal and written form.
  • Knowledge of local and national training and licensing requirements and ability to guide our students through the process.
  • Utilizes technology effectively to support student learning and program processes.

Compensation & Benefits

Salary range begins at $62,000. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page . Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service . Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of the pay period following election. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following election. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page .

Pre-Employment Check

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report . The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Submit Your Application

Vacancy will remain open until filled. Applications received before March 11, 2024 will receive full consideration.

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description (if viewing this position through the NAU HR website). Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to , follow the 'Current Openings' link, locate vacancy 607728, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include (saved as PDF and/or Word documents):
  • a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position;
  • a curriculum vitae; and
  • names and contact information for three references.

  • Please do not include any other documents. Additional documentation will NOT be reviewed.

    If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

    If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773, , or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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