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Department Faculty, International Psychology

The Chicago School
River North, IL
Closing date
Apr 10, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty / Professor / Lecturer
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University, Non-profit
Job Description:
About The Chicago School

The Chicago School is a nonprofit university with seven in-person locations across the United States, a growing online campus, and education partnerships worldwide. The Chicago School is a minority-majority university with 6,000+ students across 35+ degree programs in psychology, behavioral health, and nursing. The Chicago School is committed to creating a diverse pipeline of future professionals who will fundamentally improve the health and well-being of future generations of diverse communities. Founded in 1979 by a group of psychologists and educators, The Chicago School has grown into a dominant and globally respected leader in the fields of psychology and behavioral health sciences. Today, The Chicago School has an annual operating budget of nearly $150M and employs nearly 600 full-time faculty and staff. As an institution, The Chicago School is deeply committed to student success, innovation, and community impact. Our students are meaningfully connected in their communities, donating more than 1.2 million service hours per year through fieldwork and practicum opportunities.

Position Summary:

The International Psychology Division at the College of Graduate and Professional Studies has an opening for a Program Faculty member. The International Psychology Division includes the IP Certificate (Crisis Informed Care for a Globalized World), and the Masters of Arts in International Psychology (MA IP) and the PhD in International Psychology (IP PhD). The IP Certificate and the MA IP program and delivered online and the IP PhD program is offered online and in Washington D.C. campus. Over the course of the six-terms academic year, the faculty member may be responsible for teaching, leading international field experiences, student advisement, chairing dissertations, participating in the virtual and in person residencies, producing research/scholarship, and engaging in professional service to the School and community, and administration. While program faculty members are fundamentally responsible for teaching in accordance with The Chicago School's workload policy, adjustments to an individual's teaching load may be made by the Department Chair based on the programs need first and individual talents and abilities second.

Principle Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Teaching
    • Teach 18 credit hours over the course of six terms
    • Hold office hours on a weekly basis
    • Remain current in field of international psychology and update course content to reflect knowledge updates
    • Prepare course syllabus and plans in accord with the International Psychology Division requirements
    • Select textbooks and teaching aids as required
    • Classroom instruction including lectures, demonstrations, discussions, or other appropriate modes of education delivery in a higher education setting
    • Develop, and regularly update, a system for ongoing evaluation of teaching and student learning

  • Advising
    • Maintain an advisee load according to the International Psychology Division needs
    • Spend time with advisees to provide mentorship on matters related to their academic, curricular, and career development
    • Mentor advisees in preparing their vita and training application materials, as well as write recommendation letters
    • Assist the Department Chair in documenting student progress through the program; when necessary, this includes crafting individual Academic Development Plans for Advisees, tracking their compliance, and documenting their progress
    • Present progress of advisees to Faculty at Student Review meetings, meet with advisees to gather additional information or communicate Faculty concerns, and report back to Faculty on the results
  • Dissertations
    • Provide guidance on the selection of a dissertation topic and provide corresponding content area and research expertise in the field of international psychology
    • Mentor students by providing guidance on timeline management, writing expertise, IRB submission, and methodology assistance

  • Scholarship
    • Scholarship may include qualitative/quantitative research, presentations at professional conferences, scholarship-based community service, etc.

  • Professional or Further Service to the Institution
    • Maintain scholarly activities that further the practice of professional psychology
    • Foster education of, and interest in, student service in the community
    • Engage in community service

  • Service to Institution
    • Participate in the International Psychology Division functions, including but not limited to participating in the analysis of student progress, assisting in general faculty searches, and admissions activities, contributing to general and specific curriculum development activities, mentoring of new faculty members, course lead responsibilities and other related duties as assigned
    • Attendance at faculty meetings and participation in the Faculty Assembly is an expectation.
    • Service on committee(s) as agreed upon with Department Chair, including Departmental and Institutional Committees.

Position Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in psychology required.
  • Evidence of success in working with a diverse group of professionals to meet academic goals
  • Experience leading international field experiences
  • Experience guiding faculty to conduct international field experiences
  • History of publication in professional journals
  • Minimum of two (3) years of teaching experience years in doctoral degrees in the field of international psychology or psychology
  • Experience and expertise in online instruction including Canvas LSM
  • Excellent leadership, communication, team-building, and relationship skills
  • Success in a team-oriented environment that emphasizes individual accountability and collaborative teamwork
  • Record of scholarship and/or community service preferred.
  • Ability to behave in a collegial and professional manner with all members of The Chicago School community.
  • Ability to adhere to the highest professional conduct and ethical standards
  • Promote The Chicago School’s mission and reputation.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Teaching experience in international psychology
  • Experience developing distance learning programs for adult learners who are working professionals
  • Experience with program assessment and evaluation
  • Experience building and executing a strategic plan
  • Experience with student recruitment and grassroots marketing


To apply, please complete this application and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and teaching evaluations (if available).
Compensation & BenefitsThis opportunity is budgeted at $$70,000 - $85,000 base compensation. Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.

The Chicago School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students, and all who enter our facilities, The Chicago School strongly recommends that all employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per CDC guidance.

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