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9 Month Faculty of Psychology

Laurel Ridge Community College

Job Description

Job Description:
This full-time faculty position may require teaching of any psychology course at Laurel Ridge Community College.
Faculty members are required to provide a positive, caring, and dynamic learning environment that inspires student success, values diversity, promotes community vitality and embraces Laurel Ridge Community Colleges vision and values. Faculty members are required to work to help further the goals of Laurel Ridge Community College and the psychology program, and support Virginia Community College System policies and procedures. Responsibilities of this position will include serving on College committees (as assigned), evaluating and revising the curriculum, participating in monthly information sessions, and assisting with program assessment and development. Faculty members are to engage in activities that demonstrate a commitment to students, community organizations, and/or the College.
Typical loads for full-time faculty at Laurel Ridge Community College are normally 15 credit hours per semester, during the academic year, with 10 student engagement hours required each week.
Faculty members are also required to collaborate with others (full and part-time employees) to ensure teaching uniformity and continuity of material and expectations.
Duties may also include academic advising, recruiting, tutoring, developing, implementing and evaluating the associate degree philosophy and objectives.
Faculty will seek out opportunities for increasing response rates on student surveys. Faculty will analyze student ratings of instruction and other student feedback, identify trends needing improvement, and implement an action plan to accomplish that improvement. Faculty will respond constructively to student comments and questions and require the same nature of response from students. Faculty will respond promptly to student emails, phone calls, or other communications (within 2 business days).
Faculty will publish student engagement hours throughout the semester (and delineate virtual versus in-person).
Teaching schedule may include day, evening, weekend, and on and off-campus, distance learning, and web delivery.
Faculty members will be required to use state-of-the-art classroom teaching technologies. Faculty will engage in activities that keep them current in their field. Faculty will engage in activities that keep them current in pedagogy and curriculum and will participate in personal growth, wellness and/or self-care activities.
Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for the position is $48,263 to $94,806, per year, however, actual starting salary will commensurate with education and/or experience. The position is a 9 month faculty role and as such is eligible for the benefits package offered by the Commonwealth of Virginia for state agencies and the Virginia Community College System. For more information, please visit www.dhrm.virginia.gov and www.vccs.edu

Click here to learn about Laurel Ridge Community College.
Laurel Ridge Community College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Laurel Ridge will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in order to provide access to the application, interviewing, and selection process. Please email eeo@laurelridge.edu for further information.
Laurel Ridge Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. While honoring bona fide occupational exceptions as needed, the college shall promote and maintain equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions including lactation, age, status as a veteran, national origin, or other non-merit factors. The college also promotes a safe working environment and prohibits sexual misconduct, including sexual violence and harassment.
In support of the Commonwealths commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx , or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completed Masters Degree in Psychology or a related field, or a Masters degree with 18 graduate-level credits in psychology or a related field. Candidates who will complete their graduate degree by the time of appointment will be considered.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience at the post-secondary level, especially at a 2 - year institution.
  • Experience teaching psychology in a variety of formats, i.e. traditional in-person, hybrid, online, Hyflex, etc.

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