Program Director, Master of Applied Psychology (MOAP)

  • Adler University
  • Vancouver, BC V6B3J5, CAN
  • May 04, 2022
Full time Psychology Deans & Directors

Job Description

Reporting to the Executive Dean, the Program Director/Core Faculty serves as the administrative head of the Master of Applied Psychology (MOAP) program in Vancouver.  The Program Director leads the development and implementation of programmatic goals within the scope of the institutional mission and is responsible for the effective operation of the degree program.  In addition to teaching in the program, the program director recruits & advises students, recruits & mentors faculty, schedules classes, manages programmatic student learning outcomes and oversees the unit's budget, etc.  The Program Director, MOAP / Core Faculty provides thought-leadership to the university while leveraging industry knowledge and best practices to promote the mission and vision of the MOAP department and the institution. Supports culture development and management efforts


  • Doctoral degree in Psychology or a related field is required.
  • At least five (5) years' experience in graduate-level teaching, service, and scholarship with familiarity with the scholar-practitioner training model is required with demonstrated experience as an administrator in an academic setting.


  • N/A

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Have teaching, research, and service interests that resonate well with Adler's scholar-practitioner model focus to train socially responsible and culturally competent psychology practitioners.
  • Strong alignment with Adler's social justice mission and vision
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and visioning acumen
  • Ability to proactively identify challenges and barriers to stated objectives and employ assistance in addressing these
  • Demonstration of ability to work with and train culturally diverse students.
  • Demonstration of Emotional Intelligence and professional maturity
  • Proficient and functional knowledge of MS Office (Work, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Strong communication skills including written, oral, and listening
  • Ability to consistently identify opportunities for improvement and make recommendations based on observations
  • Strong demonstration of alignment with Adler's social justice mission and vision
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and visioning acumen
  • Ability to proactively identify challenges and barriers to stated objective and employ assistance in addressing these
  • Strong collaboration acumen and abilities
  • Demonstration of Emotional Intelligence and professional maturity
  • Proficient and functional knowledge of MS Office (Work, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Strong research acumen and abilities
  • Strong communication acumen including written, oral, and listening                                                                                                                                                                                      

Supervision (if applicable): Core faculty and adjunct faculty.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Teach various courses, typically at the rate of one course per term, unless program needs require teaching beyond this level. A three-term model is used for the academic year. 
  • Advise students on academic and professional matters.
  • Interview program applicants and select eligible students for admission.
  • Lead program success by attending meetings, creating departmental initiatives, actively review and update student-learning outcomes, create and update handbooks, etc.
  • Serve as a member of the Faculty Council and contribute to the well-being and success of the Faculty.
  • Support and model the University's mission and values of social interest, compassion, justice, respect for the individual, honour diversity and difference, intellectual rigour, optimism, and collaboration.
  • Ensure programmatic compliance with all Adler academic and administrative policies and procedures, including timely completion of catalogue content.
  • Promote, facilitate and implement new academic initiatives within the program.
  • Provide final programmatic approval for new/revised courses, program revisions; review and approve Master Course Syllabus for all courses.
  • Lead an Institutional Program Review every five-years.
  • Create, implement, and evaluate educational outcomes for the program, students and faculty.
  • Select and evaluate qualified full-time and adjunct faculty. Support faculty development, review course evaluations and feedback in a timely manner.
  • Schedule courses for the program; assign qualified faculty to teach those courses. Teach courses with a reduced load given administrative responsibilities.
  • Provide input regarding recruitment and marketing activities with appropriate support staff.
  • Manage programmatic budget, monitor, and approve related expenditures.
  • Lead/support student recruitment, marketing, academic advising, and student development.

Work Environment (Physical Demands):  The usual and customary methods of performing the jobs functions require requires 80% sitting, 10% walking, and 10% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.

Universal Core Behaviors:


  • Effectively expresses oneself in all oral and written communications.
  • Exhibits good listening and comprehension skills.
  • Keeps others informed, as well as responds, in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates match between words and actions.
  • Responds with tact, diplomacy, respect and composure when dealing with others.
  • Promotes the spirit and essence of the School's Vision, Mission, Values and Key Strategies through both verbal and written communication.

Teamwork and Collaboration:

  • Cooperates with others toward the achievement of common goals.
  • Seeks consensus and win-win solutions to problems and conflicts.
  • Contributes actively and participates fully in team initiatives.
  • Puts success of the team above own interests.
  • Builds and maintains constructive work relationships.

Responsive to Change:

  • Supports changes in the work environment.
  • Displays a proactive, problem-solving approach toward work.
  • Committed to life-long learning by continuously increasing skills, knowledge and effectiveness.
  • Actively seeks and initiates creative and innovative solutions.
  • Exercises sound, accurate and informed independent judgment when needed.

Quality-Driven and Accountable:

  • Results-oriented and committed to quality through continuous process improvement.
  • Eliminates ineffective activities and closes performance gaps.
  • Anticipates and responds to customer needs.
  • Monitors own performance, accept responsibility for actions and actively seeks feedback.
  • Meets deadlines and completes projects and activities in professional, timely manner.
  • Seeks opportunities to increase productivity and/or reduce costs while maintaining highest quality standards (fiscally responsible).

Support of Vision, Mission, Values, Key Strategies:

  • Supports and models the School's Values of: social interest, compassion, justice, respect for the individual, honors diversity and difference, intellectual rigor, optimism and collaboration.
  • Articulates the School's Vision, Mission, and Key Strategies in a way to educate others.
  • Demonstrates active commitment in advancing the School's Vision, Mission, and Key Strategies.
  • Exhibits personal integrity, honesty, zeal, and compassion.
  • Aligns work processes to advance the School's strategic plan and key strategies.

Application Details

Apply Here:

When inquiring or applying for positions within Adler University, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and professional and administrative staff employment opportunities at Adler University and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To receive email alerts when new jobs at Adler University are posted, job seekers please sign up at new job openings at Adler University.