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Psychology Instructor

General Description: Niagara County Community College is seeking a full-time instructor in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Division. The instructor will be responsible for student advisement, assessment of learning objectives, and participation in divisional and college activities. The typical teaching load is 15 credit hours per semester which will be comprised of primarily face-to-face instruction on campus. In addition, the instructor will be responsible for attending regular meetings on campus and participating in committees on campus. Assignments may be during day, evening, or weekend hours.

Classes are typically three lecture hours per week during days and/or evenings. They can be face-to-face, face-to-face enhanced with Zoom, asynchronously online, blended (synchronously online with Zoom), hyflex (face-to-face, synchronously with Zoom, and asynchronously online), or hybrid (face-to-face and asynchronously online). Courses currently offered by the department include Introduction to Psychology, Lifespan Developmental Psychology, Child Development, Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychology of Teaching and Learning, and Methods of Scientific Inquiry.

Classes are held on the NCCC’s main campus in Sanborn, NY, as well as the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute in Niagara Falls, NY. The start date of this position will be January of 2023 for the beginning of the Spring 2023 Semester.

Niagara County Community College is doing its part to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus within our work environment and requiring that all faculty employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Therefore, the candidate that is selected for hire of the position must show proof of vaccination status to the Human Resources office after an offer of employment is accepted. NCCC will consider requests for medical and religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

Typical Work Activities:
• Provide instruction with the focus on teaching and learning to help ensure students in each class successfully meet all course outcomes and classroom objectives
• Ensure appropriate course-level rigor in class instruction and assessment methodologies. Development, integration, and delivery of course content planning documents including, but not limited to, syllabi, lesson plans, and assessments.
• Establish and maintain a classroom climate consistent with the NCCC mission and vision.

Professional Development
• Participate in professional development activities.
• Maintain a current knowledge of teaching discipline/field of study as evidenced by active participation in professional organizations, maintenance of current scholarly collection of resources, and engagement in active, on-going dialogue with peer faculty.
• Participate in faculty development opportunities, including program-specific and campus-wide faculty meetings.

Administrative duties
• Meet requirements for creation, distribution, and retention and/or submission of beginning- and end-of-term paperwork.
• Participate in curriculum monitoring and development process by providing feedback on curriculum to Program Coordinator and/or the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs.
• Attend required College functions including program meetings, graduation, and special activities.
• Participate in campus-wide initiatives in support of retention and graduation goal attainment.
• Other duties as assigned by the AVP of Academic Affairs.

Required Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts or Science degree in Psychology or related field.
  • Must have at least one year of experience providing face-to-face instruction at the college level.

Desirable Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in Psychology.
• Work experience in the field.
• Experience with classroom technologies.
• Experience teaching online and using a learning management system such as Blackboard.
• Evidence of successful teaching of non-traditional students.