Job Type: Faculty Job Description: The Health Services Psychology Department at KCU is accepting applications for a Course Director/Adjunct Faculty of Psychology position. The successful candidate will teach doctoral level courses, mentor students, and serve within our PsyD program starting in July 2019.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and teach graduate level courses appropriate to expertise, training, and background. The class to be taught is Psychopathology of Older Adults with opportunity to teach more geropsychology focused courses in the future.
Advising and supervising students.
Providing service to the department and university.
Perform other duties assigned by the Program Director.
Participate in developing department goals, objectives, and systems
Actively participate in team and University meetings
Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling (PsyD or PhD) from an APA accredited program.
Knowledge and expertise in Geropsychology
Knowledge, sensitivity, and passion for diversity, multiculturalism, social justice, and community service.
Demonstrated success with teaching and classroom management skills.
Experience mentoring students.
Impeccable oral and written communication skills.
Ability to employ critical thinking and analysis to solve complex problems.
Ability to interact successfully with academic, clinical, business, and regulatory personnel.
Ability to successfully work within and support a diverse environment of students and colleagues.
Ability to work effectively as a team member to ensure that departmental goals are met by providing support to staff, and always keeping students' and graduates' best interest as a priority.
Strong interpersonal skills.
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
Integrity- Demonstrating respect, honesty and professionalism
Compassion- Caring for students, patients, and colleagues and all humanity
Excellence- Achieving quality in all that we do
Collaboration- Working with others to recognize diverse perspectives and achieve mutual goals
Intellectual Curiosity- Pursuing personal and professional growth
Innovation- Embracing new practices to improve outcomes
Heritage- Remain true to our Midwestern values and the guiding principles of osteopathic medicine
Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other office equipment, use a telephone, access file cabinets and other items stored at various levels, including overhead
Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting
Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)
Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions
The essential physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Equal Opportunity Employer
KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.
Thank you for your interest in a career at KCU!
Internal Number: R-0000929
About Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB)
For nearly 100 years, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has been committed to a primary purpose – the education and training of caring, compassionate osteopathic physicians. Today, that purpose has grown to include training students in bioethics and biomedical sciences. At KCU, we: - Provide the second-largest number of physicians in Missouri and Kansas - Alleviate physician workforce shortages nationally, with 58 percent of our more than 7,100 practicing alumni in primary care specialties - Deliver much-needed medical care in underserved areas, with 19 percent of alumni practicing in rural care nationwideLearn more at www.kcumb.edu.