Assistant Professor - Psychology (Developmental)

  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • Honolulu, HI
  • May 06, 2022
Full time Psychology

Job Description

Assistant Professor - Psychology (Developmental)

Job Type: Faculty - Regular Full Time
Job Number: 3309867
Closing: Continuous
Location: HPU Downtown Campus; Honolulu, HI

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the Department Chair, the Assistant Professor will cultivate a course of professional growth as a teacher and scholar while performing service to the department, college, university, and community. The successful candidate will engage in scholarship activities, with priority for those that engage and enhance the academic and professional development of students. The successful candidate will teach in the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program and in the Bachelor of Arts (BA-PSY) program. The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to teach several of the following courses:

At the graduate level:
  • Developmental Aspects of Behavior
At the undergraduate level:
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Statistical Methods
The successful candidate is required to maintain competence in the academic field by remaining current in their own and related disciplines and in the most effective instructional methods. The successful candidate will demonstrate effectiveness in the synthesis, interpretation, and communication of new knowledge.

In addition to instructional and scholarly activity, the successful candidate will participate in commencement, convocations and other university-wide events, and department and collegiate meetings in the week before the start of academic terms. Faculty presence and engagement is expected during academic terms that faculty have teaching responsibilities.

This is a full-time position with up to 24 credits of teaching over the academic year that runs from mid-August to mid-May.

Hawai'i Pacific University (HPU) is a private, non-profit institution of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 800 graduate students. Founded in 1965, it is Hawai'i's largest private university with its core campus in the heart of Honolulu's business district.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • An earned doctorate in Developmental Psychology or from a closely related area from an accredited university. (ABDs must complete the degree by August 15,2022.)
  • Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in a university setting
  • Desire to mentor students in their course work and career goals
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in original research or scholarship appropriate to the discipline.
  • Demonstrated promise of institutional and professional service beyond teaching and scholarship.
  • COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for HPU. After receiving a conditional offer of employment, prospective employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an FDA-approved vaccine. HPU complies with federal and state laws on reasonable accommodations related to this requirement.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • Strong commitment to inclusivity and diversity, and ability to interact effectively with diverse cultures and ethnic groups.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to network with community organizations and programs to develop partnerships for the benefit of students, faculty, and the university.
  • Interest and/or demonstrated record of active involvement in faculty/student extracurricular activities (e.g., club organizations, program-wide presentations).
  • Interest in program review.
  • Skilled use of educational technology
  • Experience with program development, especially the integration of cross-cultural principles across the psychological curriculum.
Other Qualifications:
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Report to work obligations to support the department and may require work during HPU's winter and summer breaks.
  • Must meet training and background check qualifications and comply with the Protection of Minors policy.
  • Able to teach classes scheduled during days, evenings, and weekends.
  • Able to teach classes at multiple locations on Oahu.
  • Must reside in the State of Hawaii.
  • Successful candidate will be able to work in an environment that utilizes excellent time and stress management skills.
Key Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions: Note: Percentages are estimates.

1. Teaching (60-80%)
  • Teach up to 24 credits of undergraduate and graduate courses in one or more academic subjects in area of discipline within a prescribed curriculum
  • Develop a syllabus of course activities that meet the requirements of the course description or program chair, establishes appropriate student learning outcomes, and provides for appropriate class activities throughout the semester.
  • Plan and deliver individual classes that conform to the syllabus and other requirements of the University.
  • Demonstrate a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively in the context of an integrated education.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records on student participation and performance, use appropriate measures and evaluate student performance on the basis of established student learning outcomes, provide timely feedback to students and assign grades that are an accurate and fair evaluation of student work.
  • Submit grades and any other required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Administer student evaluations of faculty at the end of each course, review evaluation summaries and meet with department chair and dean to review.
  • Post and maintain regular office hours at times reasonably convenient to students. Serve as an advisor to students to assist them in understanding the curriculum, especially within the major, and mentor them as they plan their degree programs and careers.
  • In additional to formal course loads, bear a fair share of the faculty responsibility for supervising student research, professional internships, and independent study.
  • Faculty not assigned to College of Professional Services (CPS) may be required to teach up to two courses per academic year on a Military Program campus, but no more than one per semester.
2. Scholarship and Professional Development (10-30%)
  • Engage in research or scholarly projects appropriate for the field.
  • Apply for and obtain, internal and external research funding.
  • Disseminate research findings through publication, conference presentations, and invited talks.
  • Contribute to institutional and infrastructure grant writing.
  • Keep abreast of new knowledge and other developments in the field of psychology.
3. University Service (10-20%)
  • Perform related duties such as advising students on academic and vocational curricula, acting as advisor to student organizations, mentor students, and providing office hours for students.
  • Serve on faculty, college, and/or university committees.
  • Regularly attend program/department, college, and university meetings.
  • Assist in the recruitment of new students.
  • Assist with co-curricular activities to include organization of, participation in, or presentation of faculty forums or workshops; advising and sponsorship of clubs and societies; participation in, organization of, providing guidance and assistance to extra-curricular or co-curricular university events such as banquets, the literary magazine, the athletic program, intercultural events, theatrical productions, guest speaker forums, or graduation ceremonies.
  • Colleges will further determine and articulate specific expectations for university service.
4. Performs other related duties as appropriate (5%)
  • Engage in community service by providing volunteer assistance to an agency or organization, particularly as that assistance derives from professional knowledge and expertise or provide pro bono (unpaid professional) services to local, state, regional, national or international organization.
  • Community service is not required except in certain departments when necessary to meet accreditation requirements as outlined in an individual department's promotion and review criteria.
  • Actively participate as an effective member of a team by completing assigned duties, accepting additional assignments or reassignments.
This description is not designed to list all activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required for this job.
Hawai'i Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable environment in which faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or any other protected class covered by state and federal law. Hawai'i Pacific University encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

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