Adjunct Faculty, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Program (ongoing search)
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Website Antioch University Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara campus
Department: Clinical Psychology
Open: Ongoing search
We are seeking instructors with clinical practice and teaching experience for the Master’s in Clinical Psychology (MACP) program, which prepares students for licensure as Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). The program also offers Concentrations in Healthy Aging, Latinx Mental Health, and Somatic Psychotherapy techniques, so specialists in these areas are encouraged to apply, yet broad training in psychology is also applicable. The program is seeking instructors for classes held at our beautiful Santa Barbara campus and also seeking instructors for online classes. Adjunct Faculty serve as the Instructor of Record and work collaboratively with other faculty, the Chair of MACP, and Academic Technology (AT) to develop and teach courses across a 10-week quarter. Adjunct faculty are responsible for timely grading of student assignments and maintaining a quality online course presence, whether teaching face-to-face on ground or online. As Antioch University is a “non-grading institution”, grading student work consists of giving quality written and verbal feedback to students on each assignment of the course, and final evaluations of each Course Learning Objective and Program Outcome. Appointments are made per quarter for a specific course(s) up to a maximum of 12 units per quarter in accordance with the Academic Calendar.
As a member of the Antioch community, each faculty member has certain responsibilities:
- To plan courses carefully with instructional design and student and program learning outcomes in mind, in consultation with other faculty and the Program Chair, and to submit the syllabus prior to the quarter in which your course is offered for review and approval
- To specify in the course syllabus, and to students in class, the course objectives, the course assignments, the criteria for evaluation, the policy on attendance and incomplete work, and the date by which all material must be received.
- To develop and maintain the Sakai online course presence
- To meet with the class as scheduled for the entire time allotted, and to help arrange substitute faculty, makeup classes, or appropriate asynchronous work where necessary;
- To be familiar with the department and University policies and procedures and maintain a professional level of responsibility in relation to requirements and deadlines pertaining to your work;
- To uphold high academic standards and to encourage the free expression of divergent points of view in class and the development of critical thinking capabilities;
- To take into account feedback received from students and Chair in the evaluation process, and, where appropriate, to respond to it by modifying ineffective teaching methods or class activities;
- To teach courses in a manner that reflects the cutting edge of the field(s) or discipline(s) in which the course is set, and the spirit of Antioch’s mission, values, and approach to teaching;
- To avoid sexist, racist, homophobic and/or ageist language and to encourage the development of multiple perspective-taking skills among Antioch students;
- To provide qualitative and quantitative feedback on all assignments within 2 weeks of submission on the Sakai course site.
- To submit appropriate, personalized qualitative evaluations for each student in a timely manner, i.e. by the Friday of the 11th week of the quarter.
- Learn more about our MA in Clinical Psychology program and course listings.
- Doctoral or Master’s Degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (or closely related field)
- Active California licensure as LMFT, LPCC, LCSW, or Psychologist preferred
- 2+ years of experience in teaching (online and on ground)
- Appropriate record of publication and/or a professional portfolio showing experience in area of expertise
- Experience in working with adult students and a diverse faculty and student body with strong multi-cultural competencies
- Experience in technology mediated education and information literacy
- Ability to work collaboratively and independently, meet goals in a timely manner and be a positive member of the AUSB community
- A strong commitment and understanding of the AUSB mission and student-centered learning, especially adult learners and non-traditional students.
- Candidates with a strong desire to teach 12 units and all 4 quarters in a year preferred, but not required.
To apply, please submit a CV/resume, cover letter, and a list of reference names and contact information here.
Antioch University provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected classification.
NOTE: This position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.