Adjunct Professor - California School of Professional Psychology

  • Alliant International University
  • San Diego, CA, US, 92131
  • Jul 03, 2023
Part time / Adjunct Psychology

Job Description

Alliant International University is a professional practice University committed to excellence in four areas:  Education for Professional Practice, Scholarship, Multicultural and International Competence and Community Engagement.  The University provides students with the highest quality of education through excellence and innovation in academic scholarship, applied training and research, and community service, particularly to underserved populations.  Through its Mission, the University's goal is to equip students with the competencies they need to provide public benefit and make an impact in their communities by addressing major contemporary social issues.  Core competencies of the University's training programs include cultural diversity, which is infused in courses and field placements and is manifest in the diversity of its students, faculty.


Our Mission:
Alliant International University prepares students for professional careers of service and leadership, and promotes the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world.


 Our Vision:
An inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.



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Application Instructions: 

  • Applicants must visit the website of our Adjunct hiring partner, ProfHire at
  • There are a few steps to create a ProfHire profile: Instructions under, "If you are applying to teach a specific course or for a specific job, indicate that here," please list Alliant and the specific course or job you are applying.
  • All individuals interested in being considered for an Adjunct position, now or in the future, must submit the following items:
    • Resume/CV
    • Transcript (of your highest degree obtained)
    • Three (3) professional references


The psychology school continues its commitment to preparing the next generation of mental health professionals and advocates. Our dedication to ensuring every community's access to quality mental health care extends from integrated care to inclusive family therapy, and our psychology students and alumni begin making an impact in the communities they serve from the moment they set foot in our classrooms.

Adjunct professors are in the following programs/courses:

Specific Courses:


FALL 2023

PSY65374 Diagnostic and Personality Assessment (3 units + 1 unit lab taught by Teaching Assistant)

In this course, students develop skills in gold-standard diagnostic and personality assessments such as measures such as the SCID, MINI, MMPI, MCMI, and CBCL. The course covers administration methodologies, validity, cultural, and differential diagnosis issues, integration of test results, clinical inference, and report writing. The didactic class is 3 hours a week and there is an accompanying 1-hour laboratory section that is led by one or more TAs supervised by the instructor. The laboratory section is expected to parallel and augment the didactic content taught in class. Students learn processes and get hands on practice to develop competency in administering, scoring and interpreting the psychological tests covered in the class in written reports with direct guidance and immediate feedback.


PSY61403 Developmental Psychology/Lifespan Development (3 units) 
The study of developmental theories, constructs, research and research methods as they contribute to an understanding of normative human development and its variants. Psychological development from conception through aging and death are covered. Contemporary issues and trends are discussed.



PSY71710 Advanced Assessment & Integrated Report Writing (3 units)

This is an advanced 3-unit seminar for students who have completed the sequence of assessment courses (Intellectual Assessment, Diagnostic and Personality Assessment, and Neuropsychology Foundations). The focus is on the development of skills for integrating multiple assessment instruments to produce a meaningful and thoughtful comprehensive psychological evaluation report. The course covers assessment selection, administration methodologies, validity, cultural, and differential diagnosis issues, integration of test results, clinical inference, and report writing. Students will develop the ability to use tests in their understanding of clients and in developing therapeutic approaches.


Position Summary:

Adjunct Faculty are scholars and professionals, who teach in their area(s) of specialization and expertise. The primary affiliation of adjunct faculty is not with the university.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating Classroom and Distance/Distributed Learning.
  • Course and syllabus preparation.
  • Class curriculum coordination and planning.
  • Assessment and evaluation of learners.
  • Mentoring and advising students.
  • Holding office hours and meeting with students.
  • Research/scholarship mentoring and supervision.


  • Proficient computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.
  • The ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail and the ability to problem solve.
  • The ability to explain complex requirements in clear and concise terms. 
  • The ability to be flexible with workflow to meet the needs of the department and students and to manage multiple tasks per required deadlines.
  • The drive to encourage, direct, hold accountable and guide candidates toward task completion. 
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work as an effective team member and develop trusting relationships with students and Alliant employees, as well as the Registrar's Office and various academic departments. 
  • Culturally humble and ability to communicate and interact effectively with diverse people.
  • Highly motivated, focused and results oriented.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and tact in all interpersonal interactions, and to maintain confidentiality.
  • Collaboration and partnering with other university stakeholders to support candidate success.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Doctoral or other terminal degree in Psychology or associated field, from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Appropriate experience in the areas(s) of specialization and expertise. 
Certifications, Licenses, etc.: Clinical Psychology license required for clinical courses.

Supervisory Responsibility: 
Direct Reports: Possible student teaching assistant.
Indirect Reports: None.

Office Location: On Campus. 
Work Hours: Standard office hours, occasional evenings or weekends may be required depending upon course schedule.
Travel: None.



Background Check Requirements:
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check (including criminal, prior employment and education verification). Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University employees who apply for the position.


Additional Information:
Anti-Discrimination Policy: Alliant International University prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment or retaliation in its educational programs, services and activities, and in employment practices, including but not limited to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, relationships with outside vendors, use of contractors and consultants, and in its admission or access thereto, on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin or descent, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability (including physical, disease, psychiatric or psychological disability), medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, hair style or texture associated with race, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Alliant International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to ensuring a high quality of education through the diversity of the University community and the curriculum. Women, people of color, people with disabilities and people from other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as we actively seek to increase diversity at all levels. The University will conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders.
Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.


Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Human Resources at or 858-635-4509.


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Governing legislation: Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the regulations implementing these statutes, and applicable federal and California law.


Alliant International University is a smoke and tobacco free environment.



Company: Alliant International University, Inc. 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: California 

City: San Diego 

Postal Code: 92131 

Job ID: 254544

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