Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure)

02/01/2021 3:25 PM | Anonymous

University of Maryland, College Park

Location: College Park, MD

How to Apply:

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT COLLEGE PARK has two openings for an Assistant Professor (non-tenure track), professional track faculty member in Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, one position beginning May 1, 2021 and the second position beginning August 1, 2021 with the official payroll title of Assistant Clinical Professor.

The University of Maryland’s Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master’s program (MPS IO) is a nationally and regionally ranked IO Master’s program. The UMD MPS IO program affords opportunities to students inside and outside the classroom through: courses focused on building applied skills; student mentorship; special interest workshops and webinars; and the chance to grow applied skills by gaining experience at organizations with which the MPS IO program has partnered. The program consistently attracts students who are diverse in race, gender, age, career, and academic backgrounds.

The UMD MPS IO program upholds five main values: community, learning, diversity, mentorship, and culture. The foci of the faculty are to: help students become savvy translators between science and practice, develop applied and practical skills, and uphold the importance of community and inclusiveness. Applicants can view a full description of the Master’s in Industrial Organizational Psychology program at Maryland at our website.

The MPS IO program welcomes applicants who have a strong desire to teach, contribute to student development, and build an inclusive learning culture. Primary faculty responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching, student mentorship, and contributing to the growth and development of the MPS IO program. We are particularly interested in applicants who have expertise in:

  • Foundational and advanced quantitative methods 
  • Business fundamentals
  • Training and development
  • Performance management

Applicants with all interests are encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate for this position will have: (1) a doctoral degree from an Industrial Organizational Psychology program, Business program (or similar area of focus); (2) an active interest in mentoring and advising graduate students; (3) a demonstrated record of strong teaching abilities; and (4) availability to teach courses in the evening hours. Experience in an applied setting is desired. Although research is not a requirement of the position, collaborative opportunities for research are available for interested candidates.

Required documents for consideration include:

  • CV/Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Diversity statement
  • Name and contact information for three references

The MPS IO program has approximately 25-30 students in each cohort, with two cohorts accepted a year. Classes are taught in a hybrid fashion, such that half of the required course hours are taught online through the learning management system and half are taught meeting in-person. Courses are taught year-round, with in-person class sessions taking place on the College Park campus. If the department has available courses in a semester, the faculty member may also have the opportunity, if desired, to teach undergraduate students, for up to two additional courses a year. This position begins with a one-year 12-month appointment subject to renewal based on performance and funding. Following the successful completion of the initial contract, contracts may be expanded to a three-year appointment.

Our department is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and promoting inclusion across campus. The MPS IO program is highly diverse in terms of our applicants, students, and our full-time and adjunct faculty. We are interested in candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of students, staff, and faculty. We strongly encourage candidates to apply who can contribute to the program’s diversity through their teaching and service, and to the climate of inclusivity. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Maryland is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

The review of applications will begin March 30, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

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