Assistant Professor of Psychology

  • American International College
  • Springfield, MA
  • May 05, 2022
Full time Psychology

Job Description


Category: Faculty

Department: Psychology

Locations: Springfield, MA

Closes: Open Until Filled

Type: Full-time

Ref. No.: 3308

Position ID: 146919

About American International College:

American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 88+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 888,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has approximately 2200 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.

AIC strives to create a diverse and inclusive campus community that is representative, at all job levels, of the students we serve. We are an EEO employer and we welcome applications from individuals for positions where they are underrepresented.

Job Description:

  • Teach 24 credit hours per academic year (generally 12 credits hours per academic semester) as assigned by the  Dean, unless other arrangements, additional duties, or contract provisions have been made.

  • Participate in course and curriculum development 

  • Participate, in accordance with Departmental and College need, in the ongoing design and continuous implementation of assessment of student learning outcomes and academic program improvement activities in the areas of General Education and the academic major. Attend the AIC assessment workshops.

  • Serve as academic advisor for students in the major and for other students as may be assigned by the Department Chair/Division Director and/or Dean.

  • Serve on Faculty Senate, faculty and trustee committees, or ad hoc committees as elected or appointed by the Dean or Provost.

  • Maintain a minimum of four office hours weekly, scheduled to meet the needs of the students, and to be available to meet with students, as needed, at other times throughout the week.

  • Attend scheduled general faculty, school faculty, and departmental faculty meetings.

  • Attend the Academic Awards program, Convocation, and Commencement exercises, and be available to participate in activities which promote the College in a positive manner both on and off campus.

  • Participate in professional development activities related to one's faculty role.

  • Engage in scholarly activities appropriate to one's discipline, teaching responsibilities, and other academic responsibilities.

  • Engage and interact with students in positive ways, such as by guiding student research projects, by serving as the advisor to student clubs and organizations, or by mentoring students in other scholarly activities.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chair/Director, Dean or Provost.

  • Assist the Center for Academic Success with activities related to student success, retention and advising.

  • Assist Admissions with student recruitment as related to departmental programs.


  • Required Degree(s): Doctorate in Psychology

  • Required Field of Expertise: Psychology with experience in clinical and/or forensic field

  • Required Licensure(s): Licensed Psychologist


  • Clinical and assessment experience with forensic populations

  • Knowledgeable on the criminal justice systems and procedures related to forensic psychology

  • Knowledgeable on APA standards

  • Knowledgeable on psychopathology, substance use disorders, and other related forensic psychology topics

  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, Blackboard, and the instructional use of  technology to teach traditional, hybrid or on-line courses, as needed

  • Ability to foster a collaborative atmosphere among students and faculty

Additional Information:

Work Schedule

The Assistant Professor of Psychology is a full-time, exempt position. Hours of work are flexible to the needs of the department and will require occasional evening and/or weekend event work. This is a benefits-eligible position.

AIC reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.

AIC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

With limited exceptions, all AIC employees are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. See the complete policy by clicking here.

Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants should save and submit the following documents with the online application.

  • Brief cover letter
  • Current resume
  • Contact information for three professional references (one of which must be a current or prior supervisor)

Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled.

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