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Department Faculty, Forensic Psychology (Part-time) - Chicago Campus

Department Faculty, Forensic Psychology (Part-time) - Chicago Campus

locationChicago, IL, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Faculty / Staff
Part Time

Job Description:

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School is a non-profit, independent professional graduate school with a dynamic student body and a professionally accomplished faculty.  Our curriculum and training opportunities prepare graduates to deliver outstanding professional services emphasizing the ability to understand and work with diverse populations. 

Position Summary:

A Forensic Psychology Faculty member may be responsible for teaching, student advisement, research, professional service to the School and community, and administration over the course of the three semester academic year. While a Faculty member is fundamentally responsible for teaching in accordance with TCS's workload policy, adjustments to an individual's teaching load may be made by the Academic Chair based on Department needs first and individual talents and abilities second.

This position is located at our Chicago location and requires on campus presence two days per week. 

Principle Duties:

  • Teaching
    Teach 9 credit hours over the course of three semesters 
    Hold office hours on a weekly basis
    Remain current in field of study/teaching expertise and update course content to reflect knowledge updates
    Prepare course syllabus and plans in accord with Department prospecti and requirements
    Select textbooks and teaching aids as required
    Classroom instruction including lectures, demonstrations, discussions, or other appropriate modes of education delivery in a higher education setting
    Develop, and regularly update, a system for ongoing evaluation of teaching and student learning
    Co-curricular activities such as colloquia
  • Advising
    Maintain an Advisee load according to Department needs
    Spend time with Advisees to provide mentorship on matters related to their academic, curricular, and career development
    Mentor Advisees in preparing their vita and training application materials, as well as write recommendation letters
    Assist the Department Chair in documenting student progress through the program; when necessary, this includes crafting individual Academic Development Plans for Advisees, tracking their compliance, and documenting their progress
    Present progress of Advisees to Faculty at bi-weekly meetings, meet with Advisees to gather additional information or communicate Faculty concerns, and report back to Faculty on the results 
  • Research
    Engage in personal scholarship activities in accord with Boyer’s expanded model of scholarship
    Present at state, national, and international conferences in the field of Forensic Psychology
    Make results of research available for Departmental/Institutional review
    Chair student dissertations according to Department needs
  • Professional Service
    Actively maintain activities that further the practice of forensic psychology
    Foster education of, and interest in, student service in the community
    Engage in community service
  • Administration
    Participate in Departmental functions, including but not limited to participating in the analysis of Student Learning Plan results, assisting in general Faculty Search and Admissions activities, contributing to general and specific Curriculum Development activities, mentoring of new Faculty members, and sponsoring student associations. Attendance at faculty meetings is an expectation.
    After consultation with the Department Chair, serving on one Institutional committee or AdHoc Committee of the Cabinet.
  • Professional Behavior
    All Faculty members are required to conduct themselves in a collegial and professional manner with all members of The Chicago School community. All Faculty members are required to adhere to the highest professional conduct and ethical standards of the profession of psychology. A Faculty member routinely engages in his/her responsibilities with the promotion of The Chicago School mission and reputation in mind at all times.

It is essential for faculty to be active participants in an annual and formal system of Faculty evaluation to identify strengths and weaknesses in the above areas and to identify professional development activities that will lead to their ongoing development as a Faculty member.

Position Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in related discipline required;
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree in Clinical or Forensic Psychology preferred
  • Licensed in the State of Illinois preferred
  • Teaching experience in higher education
  • Strong knowledge base in Forensic Assessment & Intervention

Required Application Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Resume

For more information about The Chicago School visit: www.thechicagoschool.edu.

Compensation & Benefits

This opportunity is budgeted at $35,000 - $41,200 base compensation. Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.


The Chicago School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students, and all who enter our facilities, The Chicago School strongly recommends that all employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per CDC guidance.