Adler University is recruiting to fill a full-time Program Director as the administrative head of the Master of Arts in Psychology: Specialization in Military Psychology program for Fall 2019. The Director leads the program in the development and implementation of its goals within the scope of the larger department and institutional mission, and is responsible for the effective operation of the unit. Reports directly to the Chair of Leadership and Applied Psychology.
The Program Director serves as the administrative head of the Master of Arts in Psychology: Specialization in Military Psychology program. The Director leads the program in the development and implementation of its goals within the scope of the larger department and institutional mission, and is responsible for the effective operation of the unit. Reports directly to the Chair of Leadership and Applied Psychology.
- Facilitate the development, review and implementation of programmatic strategic plans that align with the mission and strategic plan of the department and institution.
- Ensure programmatic compliance of all Adler academic and administrative policies and procedures, including timely completion of catalog content.
- Encourage and facilitate the development of new academic initiatives and support their implementation.
- Provide final programmatic approval for new/revised courses, program revisions, and new programs and facilitate the process through appropriate committees; review and approve Master Course Syllabus or Master Course Shell for all courses.
- Guide the application for and/or maintenance of any applicable program, regional, state, or provincial accreditation
- Provide leadership within the program for the Institutional Program Review process and annual program snapshot assessment.
- Insure the creation, implementation, evaluation, and annual review of each academic program’s education outcomes including program outcomes, student learning outcomes and faculty outcomes. Insure the implementation of programmatic changes identified by this annual review process.
- Ensure timely development of programmatic Student Learning Outcome Assessment Program (SLOAP) reports and other assessment data. Work closely with program faculty to ensure assessment data is utilized to improve curriculum and student learning outcomes.
- Oversee implementation of all programmatic requirements, including practicum, dissertation, and thesis (as applicable).
- Select and evaluate qualified full-time and adjunct faculty members teaching within Program. Provide continuous support for core faculty development. Review course evaluations and provide feedback to all faculty in a timely manner. Meet with core faculty to develop annual load forms and professional goals. Facilitate monthly programmatic meetings.
- Schedule courses for the program classes; assign full-time and adjunct faculty to course sections.
- Teach courses within programs at a reduced load given administrative responsibilities.
- Foster communication between meetings. Communicate pertinent information back to the program to ensure compliance with internal and external policies and procedures; provide input regarding recruitment and marketing activities with appropriate support staff.
- Collaborate across the school and community, manage continuous and active linkages across all units of the University. Create and maintain external community linkages to support programmatic goals, collaborate with other program directors in establishing joint programming initiatives. Serve as primary liaison between the program and various faculty and governance bodies.
- Manage programmatic budget, monitor and approve expenditures, develop and maintain timeline for appropriate accreditation/certification cycles.
- Serve as an advocate and manager for programmatic resources.
- Support and monitor student recruitment, marketing, academic advising, and student development.
- Adhere to the principles of academic governance, especially the collaborative development of appropriate governance processes.
- An earned doctoral degree in Psychology, Military Psychology, or a related field that allows for teaching within the program.
- Demonstrated experience as an administrator in an academic setting with increasing levels of responsibility.
- Experience as an administrator or faculty member in an online learning setting.
- Commitment to and experience with teaching and mentoring graduate level students.
- Familiarity with regional accreditation and state authorization.
- Commitment to scholarship and service to the community.
- Experience as a practitioner within the discipline of expertise.
- Military experience or experience working with Military populations.
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It is the policy of Adler University that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) protection. The University does not discriminate against any individual for employment because of age, religion, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status (including unfavorable discharge from the military), or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.