Psychology Instructor/Director of Online Psychology Program

Posting Number: F-0855
College/Unit: College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Home Department: Psychology
Employee Group: Fixed-Term Faculty – Academic Year
Employment Status: Full-Time
Position Type: 9 month (Academic Year)
Position Classification: Fixed-Term Faculty
Position Begin Date: 08/19/2024
Position End Date: 08/15/2025

Position Summary:

The Psychology Department at Central Michigan University invites applications for a full-time, fixed-term faculty position to begin in fall 2024.

This position will include both instructional and administrative components. The area of specialty is open. The instructional duties include teaching two psychology courses per semester and the administrative responsibilities include innovating and directing the Department’s existing online Psychology program, which consists of three majors: General, Mental Health Concentration, and Business Psychology Concentration. Our goal is to invigorate the Department’s online program by having a dedicated person to work closely with CMU Innovation and Online (a dedicated unit that provides online learning solutions at CMU).

This is a one year, full-time, academic year position with a negotiable summer administrative appointment, as well as a possible one year appointment extension.

Research is not required but there will be opportunities for collaborative research with existing faculty.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in psychology or related field. ABD will be considered.
  • Experience teaching Psychology courses in both face-to-face and online format.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position, with our without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience of developing online classes or programs.
  • Experience of managing online programs.

Message to Applicants:

Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee. Cover letter should describe in detail teaching experience including online teaching as well as experience, if any, of developing online courses and/or programs.

About the Department:

The Department of Psychology offers graduate programs in Experimental, Industrial/Organizational, and School Psychology. The department offers an undergraduate major and minor, with major consisting of General Psychology, Mental Health Concentrations, and Business Psychology Concentration. More information is available on the departmental website

Posting Begins: 05/03/2024
Posting Ends:
Open Until Filled: Yes

About CMU:

Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

To apply, visit https://www.jobs.cmich.edu/postings/40329

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‚Äźbased stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see https://www.cmich.edu/offices-departments/OCRIE).
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CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.
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Phone: 989-774-3253

Office: 103 E. Preston St.

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Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

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