Title: Psychology Faculty (Temporary Full-Time)
Closing Date: July 18, 2021
Type of Appointment: Temporary Full-Time (TERM Appointment) Academic Year 2021-2022
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Category: Faculty
Department: Natural & Behavioral Sciences
Required Documents Needed to Upload at Time of Application:
Reference check requirements:
Non-supervisory roles: three (3) current or former supervisors
Personal references (friends, co-workers, clergy, customers, relatives) are not considered acceptable references
About Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Pellissippi States Natural and Behavioral Sciences Department offers courses in anthropology, biology, botany, chemistry, geography, geology, nutrition, physical education, physics, psychology and early childhood (http://www.pstcc.edu/eced/index.php) and teacher education (http://www.pstcc.edu/teachered/index.php) .
Tennessee Transfer Pathway (http://www.pstcc.edu/advising/transfer/pathways/index.php) degrees allow Pellissippi Students with Associate of Science or Associate of Art degrees to seamlesslytransferto a Tennessee public university as a junior. The degrees are available in biology, chemistry, physics and psychology.
Natural and Behavioral Sciences include all the academic disciplines that study the activities and interactions of living things, including human and animal behavior. This broad field of study includes traditional scientific disciplines such as biology, chemistry and physics, plus behavioral and social sciences such as psychology and anthropology.
Study in the fields of natural and behavioral sciences can prepare you for transfer to a four-year college to continue a natural science, a social science or an education degree. Natural and behavioral sciences courses also can prepare you for innovative careers in science, engineering, education, nursing and psychology.
Students of natural sciences, psychology, physical education and behavioral sciences will learn skills and attitudes necessary for achieving personal and professional goals through problem-solving, critical thinking, interpersonal
communication and public speaking. Its the goal of the Natural and Behavioral Sciences Department (http://www.pstcc.edu/nbs/goals.php) to prepare students for their desired transfer or career paths.
About Pellissippi State Community College
Pellissippi State Community College is one of 40 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. TBR is the governing board of the College System of Tennessee, offering more than 400 programs of study at the states 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus. The college serves an average of 10,000 students, making it the largest community college in Tennessee by enrollment. Pellissippi State Community College offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement programs, time off including annual and sick leave, and much more.
In 2018, Pellissippi State became a member of an Achieve the Dream (ATD) three-year cohort adopting a theme of Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong for our work. Achieve the Dream has partnered with the program Integrated Student Experience at Pellissippi State (Insteps) to improve the fall-to-fall retention rates for full-time and part-time students by 13% in the next five years. Our vision is to ensure every student who attends Pellissippi State will develop a sense of belonging and confidence in their ability to succeed academically, grow intellectually, and make timely progress towards achieving their educational and vocational goals. If this is something that aligns with your values, we encourage you to apply.
Culture and Diversity
Knoxville claims a wide range of forward thinking national and international talents. The scholarly influence on the Knoxville metropolitan area bred literary greats including James Agee, Cormac McCarthy, and Nikki Giovanni. Knoxville is home to one of the largest sculptures dedicated to an African American in the country. Located in Haley Heritage Square is a 13-foot high bronze statue of author and Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Haley who chose to spend the last several years of his life in Knoxville. Renowned artists Beauford Delaney and Joseph Delaney hailed from Knoxville. Musicians Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, the Everly Brothers, and RB Morris called Knoxville home during their careers. Womens suffragist Lizzie Crozier French was active in the ratification of the 19 th amendment and was born and raised in Knoxville.
The lasting influence of these artists and activists leaves the Knoxville area as a welcoming area to live and work. More about the area and support groups can be found at Visit Knoxville https://www.visitknoxville.com (https://www.visitknoxville.com/) , the Beck Cultural Exchange Center https://www.beckcenter.net (https://www.beckcenter.net/) , the Knoxville Urban League https://thekaul.org (https://thekaul.org/) , Knoxville City https://knoxvilletn.gov , Knox County https://knoxcounty.org (https://knoxcounty.org/) , My Knox Village http://myknoxvillage.com/business-directory/wpbdp_category/special-needsdisability-services/ (http://myknoxvillage.com/business-directory/wpbdp_category/special-needsdisability-services/) , Knox Pride https://knoxpride.com/equality (https://knoxpride.com/equality) , Centro Hispano de East TN https://www.centrohispanotn.org (https://www.centrohispanotn.org/) , and Knoxville chamber https://www.knoxvillechamber.com (https://www.knoxvillechamber.com/)
JOB OBJECTIVE: Teach in the area of Psychology according to college policy.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
A. Teaching (65%)
1. Teach in the area of competence according to college policy.
2. Apply theories and principles of learning to instruction.
3. Adapt instruction to the entry level knowledge and skills of students.
4. Recommend course and program changes to the academic department dean when appropriate.
5. Develop syllabi which meet college requirements and student needs. Make syllabi available on the first day of classes.
6. Use alternative instructional strategies where appropriate
7. Inform students of special instructional resources located in the Libraries and/or the Academic Support Center.
8. Orient students to objectives and procedures before beginning instruction.
9. Establish and communicate clearly defined grading procedures and standards.
10. Give examinations and other types of evaluations necessary to determine student level of performance and understanding.
11. Consider the results of student perception surveys and student learning outcome assessments in revising and updating content, objectives, and instructional strategies.
12. Keep students aware of their progress in the course.
13. Perform record-keeping responsibilities related to teaching and advising.
14. Respond in a timely fashion to all reasonable deadlines.
15. Make reasonable classroom accommodations, course adjustments and academic program modifications as necessary to provide opportunity for qualified students with disabilities who present current accommodation plans to effectively participate in the educational process pursuant to Pellissippi State Policies 03:11:01 Academic Standards and 04:07:00 Disability Services.
B. Non-classroom Student Interactions (20%)
1. Be knowledgeable of the college policies, procedures, and assistance available to students.
2. Post and be available during office hours.
3. Hold conferences with students as needed.
4. Interact with students in meaningful ways outside the classroom setting. Such interactions could be, but are not limited to, the following: sponsoring a student club or activity; holding extra review sessions for students; mentoring; academic advising; tutoring; serving as student orientation leaders.
C. Faculty Service (15%)
1. Serve on committees and task forces as appointed by the president or academic department dean.
2. Use professional knowledge and skills to contribute to local and professional community activities whenever appropriate.
3. Attend faculty meetings as scheduled.
4. Contribute to the advancement of college goals through appropriate individual goals.
5. Participate in program or discipline level assessment
D. Professional Development (Teaching and Discipline)
1. Participate in professional development related to pedagogy and to the faculty members discipline.
E. Other objective to be agreed upon by faculty members and immediate supervisors in the development of personal, departmental, and divisional objectives
Note: the College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.
Minimum Faculty Qualifications:
All full-time and part-time faculty teaching credit-bearing courses at the associates degree level in the areas of humanities, fine arts, natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics, and business administration (not including courses that are part of career/technical programs) must have at the minimum a masters degree in the their teaching field or have completed at least 18 graduate semester hours (or equivalent) in their teaching field and hold a master's degree from a regionally accredited college/university.
Applicants should note that Education Psychology or Counseling Psychology graduate hours may not qualify.
Pellissippi State Community College recognizes that the ability to communicate effectively is an essential skill for all academic personnel to perform competently. To ensure that all faculty are proficient in oral and written English, the following guidelines are to be used during the selection process to evaluate candidates:
a. Ability to speak and write English clearly;
b. Ability to understand written and spoken English; and
c. Ability to communicate effectively in an academic environment (for example, previous successful employment in an academic institution).
Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% credit of full-time work experience.
A. Competence in teaching Psychology at the college level.
B. Ability to communicate effectively and to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
C. Interest and willingness to learn and teach in an online environment.
D. Flexibility and innovation in instruction.
E. Appreciation of diversity.
JOB LOCATION: Hardin Valley campus, with possibility of travel t o other campuses or dual enrollment sites.
Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.
Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer
If you have any problems or questions please contact Pellissippi State Community Colleges Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) .
A summary of our benefits can be found at http://www.pstcc.edu/hr/benefits (http://www.pstcc.edu/hr/benefits)
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