Assistant Professor of Practice in School Psychology
The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas is seeking exceptional candidates for a half time or .5 FTE position as an Assistant Professor of Practice in School Psychology. This is a nine-month non-tenure track appointment expected to begin August 18, 2018, with possible multi-year renewals of up to five years. We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.
The position is located in the Department of Educational Psychology in the School Education at the University of Kansas, Lawrence campus. The School Psychology program has a Ph.D. and an Ed.S. program that are approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (NCATE/CAEP), and the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). The Ph.D. program is also accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
The University of Kansas is a major educational and research institution with 29,000 students on five campuses, 2,600 faculty members, and service centers throughout the state. The main campus is in Lawrence, a vibrant, thriving community of more than 90,000 that is just 40 miles west of Greater Kansas City and 20 miles from the state capital. KU, a member of the Association of American Universities, consistently earns excellent ratings for its academic programs from U.S. News and World Report. It has also committed itself to expanding its innovative research and commercialization programs. The special education program consistently ranks number one among public institutions.
Non-tenure track beginning level faculty who possess the expertise and achievements to provide professional instruction in a manner that brings distinction to the appointing School/College and the University. Responsibilities include teaching, engaging in service both within and outside the university, maintaining professional credentials, and/or other duties that the appointing dean determines are consistent with this definition. Should have professional teaching and service responsibilities that are significantly heavier than those of tenured and tenure-track faculty. Research responsibilities are not included in the expectations for professors of the practice. Adheres to the faculty code of rights, responsibilities and conduct. Should hold the professional degree and licensing/certification in the field, with the additional requirement of significant experience and a distinguished record of achievement in her or his field outside of the academy, Fixed term of up to 3 years, subsequent limited term appointment of no more than five years may be offered.
Teach and supervise students in field-based courses (2 courses per semester), specifically a school psychology practicum and a clinical course housed in our on-campus Center for Psychoeducational Services (https://soe.ku.edu/cps).
Develop coursework aligned with accreditation requirements
Integrate individual and cultural diversity into coursework
Be available to supervise students
Commitment to high quality professional training of graduate students in psychology
Adhere to the faculty code of rights, responsibilities and conduct
Adhere to APA ethical code
Maintain professional credentials and license
Participate in program meetings, training initiatives, and activities
Actively participate on the School Psychology Committee, including admissions and reviews of student performance
Represent the School Psychology program within and outside of the university
There are no research responsibilities associated with this position
Ph.D. in School Psychology or closely related clinical field if there is evidence of training in working with children and in schools.
Professional psychology license or eligibility for such license in the state of Kansas.
Licensed or credentialed school psychologist.
Graduated from an APA-accredited program.