Under the general guidance of the Program Director, Industrial Organizational Psychology (IO Psych) the Training Director / Core Faculty, serves as lead of the Industrial and Organizational Psychology Professional Practicum and a member of the faculty in the Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Master of Industrial and Organizational Psychology programs. The Training Director manages IO Practicum site relationships, student selection, student and site supervision and evaluation. Core faculty responsibilities include course delivery, supporting students to meet learning and outcome measurements, participating in program development activities, and academic advising as required. The position entails attendance at monthly university Faculty Council, quarterly IO Psychology faculty meetings, and related service responsibilities. The Training Director/Core Faculty provides thought-leadership to the university while leveraging industry knowledge and best practices to promote the mission and vision of the IO Psych 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 model.
- A record of scholarship in the IO Psychology or related field.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Demonstrates ability to lead and manage practicum, community and/or career development/professional development in academic, non-profit, government or commercial organizational settings.
- 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.
- Ability to facilitate classroom experiences, manage students and client relationships in diverse cultural contexts would be an asset.
- A passion for and strong record of teaching, leadership, student support, and practicum supervision experience at the graduate level
- Has teaching, research, and service interests that resonate well with Adler's scholar-practitioner model focus to train socially responsible and culturally competent IO 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 students, practicum stakeholder relationships.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Lead IO professional Practicum success by attending meetings with practicum site managers, develop mew practicum site relationships, actively review and update student-learning outcomes from practicum site evaluations, create and update practicum handbooks, protocols and evaluation process etc.
- Promote, facilitate and implement new practicum site relationships and maintain and develop existing site relationships. Implement a new project plan for practicum self-evaluation.
- Advise students on professional practicum matters.
- Teach 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.
- 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.
- Create, implement and evaluate educational outcomes for the program, students and faculty.
- Lead/support program and university evaluation and regulatory requirements.
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.