Core Faculty, Master of Arts Industrial Organizational Psychology (MAIOP/MIOP)

  • Adler University
  • Vancouver, BC V6B3J5, CAN
  • May 20, 2022
Full time Psychology

Job Description

Under the general guidance of the Program Director, Master of Arts Industrial Organizational Psychology (MAIOP/MIOP), the Core Faculty, MAIOP/MIOP position serves as a lead instructor and members of the faculty team for the Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Master of Industrial and Organizational Psychology programs. Core faculty facilitates and delivers courses in the program, supports student learning and outcome measurements, supervises student thesis projects, engages in university-based committee work, participates in program development activities, and supports student academic advising. The position entails attendance at monthly university Faculty Council, quarterly faculty meeting, student town hall meeting and related service responsibilities.  The Core Faculty, MAIOP/MIOP leverages industry knowledge and best practices to promote the mission and vision of the MAIOP/MIOP department and the institution. Supports culture development and management efforts.


  • An earned doctoral degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology or a related field that allow for teaching within the program is required.
  • At least five (5) years' experience in graduate-level teaching, service, and scholarship with familiarity with the scholar-practitioner training mode is required with a record of scholarship in the IO Psychology or related field.


  • N/A

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Commitment to training socially responsible practitioners to work with marginalized and underserved populations, in keeping with the Adler University's emphasis on social justice and community engagement.
  • Experience with facilitating classroom experiences, managing students and client relationships in diverse cultural contexts would be an asset.
  • Consulting or related work experience in the field with a demonstrative record of applied research and/or publishing in the field.
  • A demonstrated background in teaching and supporting student research including delivering research courses in statistical methods, research ethics and applied research technologies.
  • A passion for and strong record of teaching, leadership, student support, and thesis supervision experience at the graduate level.
  • 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

Supervision (if applicable): Will supervise core and adjunct faculty.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Teaches various courses, typically at the rate of two course per term, unless program needs require teaching beyond this level. A three-term model is used for the academic year. 
  • Advises students on academic and professional matters.
  • Interviews program applicants and select eligible students for admission.
  • Leads program success by attending meetings, creating departmental initiatives, actively review and update student-learning outcomes, create and update handbooks, etc.
  • Serves as a member of the Faculty Council and contribute to the well-being and success of the Faculty.
  • Supports and models the University's mission and values of social interest, compassion, justice, respect for the individual, honour diversity and difference, intellectual rigour, optimism and collaboration.
  • Promotes, facilitates and implements new academic initiatives within the program.
  • Creates, implements, and evaluates educational outcomes for the program, students and faculty.
  • Leads/supports 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.

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