Assistant Professor of School Psychology

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General Summary

The Department of Psychology invites applications for one tenure-track position beginning August 16, 2023. We are seeking qualified candidates in the field of School Psychology.

The Psychology Department and College of Arts and Sciences are committed to increasing faculty who promote equity, diversity and inclusion in their teaching, research, and service. ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service. ISU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, people of color, and members of underserved/underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include scholarly research/publishing, effective undergraduate and graduate teaching, and service. School Psychology faculty members are expected to supervise dissertations and theses in their area of specialization, provide practicum supervision, and teach courses at all levels for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Salary, Rank and Tenure: The position is a nine-month, tenure track appointment with the possibility of summer teaching. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The locus of annual evaluation, tenure, and promotion in rank will be in the Department of Psychology. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

To demonstrate its commitment to our core values, ISU has committed $4.5 million over a five-year period (2022-2027) to develop an incentive program with the goal of attracting candidates who advance our commitment to fostering an inclusive environment characterized by cultural understanding and engagement, ethical behavior, and a commitment to social justice.

Additional Information

Psychology: The Department of Psychology has over 800 undergraduate majors, around 100 graduate students, and 27 full-time faculty members. For more information about the School Psychology programs visit: https://psychology.illinoisstate.edu/graduate/school-psychology/

Illinois State University: Illinois State University http://www.illinoisstate.edu, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. There are approximately 21,000 students in the six colleges of Illinois State University. In our most recent strategic plan Educate ∙ Connect ∙ Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we create a learning environment that results in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. Also visit the University’s metrics of excellence at (http://illinoisstate.edu/pointsofpride/).

Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a metro population of approximately 172,000. The community is also home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Carle BroMenn Medical Center, COUNTRY Financial, State Farm Insurance’s International Headquarters, Central Illinois Regional Airport, and electric truck manufacturer Rivian Motors. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and its citizens’ high level of educational attainment, as well as its parks and recreation, health care, vibrant fine arts scene, job growth, economic opportunity, historic sites, and low crime rates. SmartAsset ranked Bloomington IL, in the top 20 of the most livable cities in the U.S. (2022). Zippia named Bloomington, IL, as #1 on their “Happiest Cities” list (2020), and Best Choice Schools listed the area on its “30 Small College Towns with Great Quality of Life” (2020). Bloomington-Normal is conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis, and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield; many of these locations are accessible from Bloomington-Normal via the Amtrak located 1 block from ISU’s campus. For more information on our community, please visit (http://visitbn.org/).

Required Qualifications

1) hold a terminal degree in School Psychology or a related field; however, exceptional A.B.D. candidates will also be considered with an expected completion of their doctoral degree before May 15, 2024.
2) have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in their teaching, research, and service through: a) the ability to work with, and be sensitive to, the educational needs of students from a diverse population including prior experience teaching and/or mentoring students from diverse cultural backgrounds; b) intellectual contributions in the areas of diversity, inclusion and education of culturally diverse and underserved populations; c) demonstrated ability to work collegially with a campus community from diverse cultural backgrounds.
3) be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.

Desired Qualifications

Although not required, we encourage bilingual or multilingual candidates who are prepared to supervise students providing services in a language besides English to apply.

Work Hours

Varies

Proposed Starting Date

08/16/2023

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Required Applicant Documents

1) letter of application
2) a 1-2 page statement on how your teaching, research and service demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) based on ISU's definitions of equity, diversity, and inclusion; examples might include scholarly work, efforts to improve access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups, or other contributions to diverse communities
3) teaching philosophy
4) research agenda
5) curriculum vitae
6) representative reprints or preprints
7) names and contact information for three professional references that may be requested to submit a Letter of Recommendation

Special Instructions for Applicants

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information for Applicants

Search Committee Chair, Gregory Braswell, gsbrasw@ilstu.edu

Important Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.