LAKESIDE CAMPUS, LUCERNE, CA
Available August 2014, pending budget approval
With campuses on Southern California’s picturesque Palos Verdes Peninsula, in the vibrant urban community of San Pedro in Los Angeles, and the rural, Northern California community of Lake County, Marymount California University (MCU) is a student-centered, Catholic learning environment for students of all faiths who seek to transform their lives and achieve their academic, professional and life goals. MCU offers Bachelor’s degree programs in Business, Media Studies, Liberal Arts, and Psychology, as well as Master’s degree (M.S.) programs in Community Psychology and Leadership & Global Development. MCU values a holistic, interdisciplinary approach in all programs. Field-based action research sites in San Pedro and Lake County provide opportunities for faculty and students to collaborate and contribute to the literature on action research and community development. At Marymount, our caring faculty and staff are the catalyst for the remarkable transformation taking place in our students and for the meaningful integration of teaching, learning, scholarship, and service.
Successful applicants will demonstrate a deep commitment to teaching, experiential education, and mentoring student research, along with an appreciation for the traditions and mission of the University. The ideal candidates will have the flexibility and experience to teach a wide variety of courses spanning the discipline of psychology and will bring applied and action research interests in areas such as Community Psychology, Organizational Development, Prevention, and Program Evaluation.
This position presents an exciting opportunity to teach at the undergraduate level in psychology at our new Lake County campus in Lucerne, CA. In addition to the attributes listed below, the ideal candidate will have the skills necessary to work independently, and to engage in outreach to the community in order to form relationships and develop internship sites for students.
SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Teach 3-4 courses per term, including courses such as General Psychology, Research Methods, Writing for the Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Human Diversity & Cultural Competence. Course load will include a mix of face-to-face, hybrid, and distance courses.
- Contribute to course- and program-level assessment.
- Mentor and evaluate undergraduate capstone research and graduate field research.
- Service to the University including mentoring of adjuncts.
- Student advising.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
- Ph.D. in Community or Clinical Psychology or related field from an accredited institution.
- Experience commensurate with rank of Associate Professor in teaching a variety of courses, particularly at the undergraduate level.
- Experience in design, instruction, and assessment of distance courses.
- Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of college students and community partners.
- Commitment to professional growth and development and to continued innovation and improvement in linking teaching-learning-scholarship-service.
Commensurate with rank and experience. Marymount California University has an excellent benefits package including health benefits, life insurance, TIAA CREF retirement plan, tuition exchange and tuition remission programs, and other benefits.
Candidates should send a letter of application including a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference and transcripts to Karen Thordarson, Director of Human Resources, Marymount California University, 30800 Palos Verdes Dr. East, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-6299. Please send application materials electronically to email@example.com. Application deadline is December 1, 2013. Visit our web site at www.marymountcalifornia.edu.