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Online B.S. Psychology Program Director with Faculty Appointment

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Work Type: Faculty full-time
Location: Dallas, Remote
Categories: Faculty

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Title of Position Online B.S. Psychology Program Director with Faculty Appointment
Posting Location Abilene Christian University - Remote
Department Online Undergraduate Programs
Employee Class Faculty GPS
Basic Responsibilities A. Facilitate academic approval for new/revised courses.
B. Oversee course development of courses adapted to the online environment and ensure CGPS Online Course Standards are met.
C. Hire and supervise all program faculty, both full- and part-time.
D. Teach in the B.S. in Psychology online program.
E. Oversee admission and student affairs for the program.
Essential Duties

A. Facilitate academic approval for new/revised courses.
1. Collaborate with the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Psychology Department on maintaining course outcomes, course descriptions and course syllabi.
2. Prepare appropriate documents for Academic Councils when needed.

B. Oversee course development of courses adapted to the online environment and ensure CGPS Online Course Standards are met.
1. Work with Academic Quality Assurance to identify subject matter experts, provide curriculum mapping information and oversight of the course development process.
2. Uphold the CGPS Online Course Standards and clearly communicate course expectations with SMEs.

C. Hire and supervise all program faculty, both full- and part-time.
1. Review and approve standards for hiring B.S. Psychology online faculty.
2. Screen and interview potential faculty and make hiring recommendations to the Dean’s Office.
3. Work with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, ACU Dallas Operations and the Department of Psychology to review credentials for faculty and verify faculty are credentialed to teach the courses to which they are assigned.
4. Review course evaluations and provide feedback to faculty in a timely manner. Meet with faculty to develop annual goals and perform annual evaluations. Mentor and lead faculty to ensure they can effectively instruct, engage and retain students.
5. Maintain the adjunct pool by hiring additional part-time faculty when needed and removing faculty as needed. Collaborate with the Department of Psychology in the maintenance of the pool.
6. Supervise faculty and initiate any improvement plans or performance initiatives. Make recommendations to the Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies for any disciplinary action (including terminations) and for merit increases.
7. Schedule and lead faculty meetings.
8. Develop and coordinate training for all faculty, including part-time.
9. Work closely with Dallas Operations to monitor faculty workload and assign faculty to sections.
10. Work with faculty to ensure course grades are entered before the session deadline.

D. Teach in the B.S. in Psychology online program and provide administrative functions.
1. Teach 30 credit hours per academic year.
a. Administer and provide instruction in assigned courses. Duties include, but are not limited to, placing students in groups for assignments/discussions, conducting periodic synchronous interaction sessions, facilitating and grading all assignments in a timely manner and providing rich and timely feedback on student work.
b. Provide timely and helpful answers to students’ inquiries regarding course material or academic matters.
2. Complete Outcomes Assessment Report and communicate findings to appropriate administrators and the Department of Psychology.

E. Oversee student affairs for the program and communicate with Admissions.
1. Work collaboratively with the CGPS Dean’s Office to understand academic policies and help develop academic policies when needed.
2. Work with ACU Dallas Enrollment to communicate program outcomes, program distinctives and other information that may inform the enrollment team.
3. Work with ACU Dallas Student Services to provide program and course-specific insight.
4. Handle student concerns or student complaints in a timely manner and make decisions about whether to escalate to the Dean’s Office.

Professional Development Requirements A. Skills
1. Attention to detail and follow through.
2. Time management and organizational skills.
3. Maintain confidentiality.
4. Computer proficiency.
5. Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal abilities.
6. Provide quality instruction and support to students while maintaining academic and university standards.
7. Ability to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies.
8. Effective and appropriate leadership and administration of the program.
9. Develop and maintain working relationships with university administrators, faculty and staff.
Qualifications

A. Professional
1. Masters degree from an accredited institution in Psychology.
2. Teaching experience or administrative experience in higher education preferred.
3. Relevant research completed in the last ten years [e.g. publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference presentations, program evaluation reports, etc.], preferred.
4. Experience teaching, designing and developing online coursework.
5. Computer literate in software and internet-based applications.

B. Personal
1. Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
2. Ability to view and manage role and responsibilities in relation to the larger mission, goals, and perspective of the University.
3. Collaborative nature and excellent interpersonal abilities, with the ability to build consensus within cross-functional and multi-purposed teams, as well as diverse groups of people.
4. Outstanding organizational and project management skills with the ability to consistently meet deadlines.
5. Highly self-motivated and solves problems, asking for input and initiating solutions as appropriate and reasonable.
6. Ability to consistently make sound decisions and exercise good judgment in a variety of circumstances.
7. Capacity to quickly learn new software applications.
8. Willingness to receive additional training and/or faculty mentoring.

Physical Demands A. Majority of work is performed in front of a computer and on the telephone; must have the ability to use the computer and remain stationary for long periods of time.
B. Manage conversations in person, online and by telephone.
C. Limited travel – locations vary and some overnight travel may be necessary.
D. Work well under pressure and manage stress well.
E. Communicate clearly: speak, read, write, and hear clearly to perform essential functions.
Additional Information

ACU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.

 

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