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Tenure Track Faculty, Department of Psychology and Social Services 

About the Organization OUR MISSION
Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor.

Geneva College is a Christian liberal arts college in the reformed tradition located about 50 miles north of Pittsburgh. Founded in 1848 by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, Geneva has majors in both liberal arts and pre-professional programs, and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Geneva's faculty provide a challenging education that prepares students for careers, for further education, and for life. In all fields of study, students are challenged to explore the implications of the Christian faith on their discipline. Geneva has approximately 2,000 students enrolled in its various programs taught by its faculty of nearly 80 members. The college seeks to prepare students to serve Christ and the world in all areas of society, including work, family, and the church. Geneva is a founding member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
 
Position Tenure Track Faculty, Department of Psychology and Social Services  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Beaver Falls - Staff and Faculty Only  
Description

Geneva College invites applications for an immediate opening for a tenure track faculty appointment in the Department of Psychology and Social Services. This position begins August 2022 and will remain open until filled. Minority and female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Application materials are required to include the following items below. Any application that does not include these items, may not be considered.

  1. A Cover Letter.
  2. A letter which addresses your interest in this position, date of availability, and the specific skills and qualifications related to this position.
  3. A statement of faith (“This is what I believe”).
  4. A statement of your faith journey and a narrative of your past and present church involvements.
  5. A statement which describes the integration of your field and Christian faith in light of the "Foundational Concepts of Christian Education” (these concepts are available at www.geneva.edu/page/employment).
  6. A current vita/CV.
  7. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official copies will be required before being appointed).
  8. List of three references; one should be from your pastor or church leader who can attest to your faith (include names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers).

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The selected individual would teach a full-time load in Psychology and Social Services to non-majors, Psychology, Social Services, Criminal Justice and Biopsychology majors. As a tenure-track position, student advising, scholarly activity and involvement in faculty governance is expected.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Selected candidates will be expected to:

Teaching Responsibilities:

  1. Teach twelve contact hours per semester.
  2. Adequately prepare all course materials and lessons (Note preparation time will vary based on instructor experience in teaching that course)
  3. Provide each student with clear course expectations, evaluations, and timelines through carefully written topical outlines and approved, standardized syllabus
  4. Provide interesting and relevant assignments for students that demonstrate learning outcomes in a real-life setting.
  5. Infuse a Biblical worldview in the content of their courses.
  6. Suitably challenge, engage serve and communicate with students to encourage their participation and learning while maintaining mutual value and respect
  7. Complete grade books, final grade sheets, learning assessments and final exam assessments on a timely basis
  8. Respond to student questions on a timely basis
  9. Ensure course and program learning outcomes are delivered as defined by the syllabus
  10. Provide administrative support and/or leadership to the department when appropriate
  11. Advise students for subsequent semester schedules
 
Position Requirements

PERSONAL QUALITIES:

Christian Commitment: The successful candidate must be a thoughtful and articulate Christian and an active member of a Protestant evangelical church. Preference will be given to candidates who support and have an articulate understanding of the Reformed faith. The individual must understand and support the College’s “Foundational Concepts of Christian Education” by expressing an evangelical Christian profession of faith and demonstrate the ability to integrate a Christian perspective in their work.

 

Exhibits behavior that is consistent with and supportive of Geneva’s mission, vision, core values and standards of conduct:

  1. Geneva Mission Statement: Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor.
  2. Vision Statement: Geneva College will inspire students to integrate faith in Christ into all aspects of life in the real world, and to serve faithfully within their callings for Christ and Country.
  3. Core Values:
    1. Serve with grace
    2. Pursue Godly wisdom
    3. Foster academic strength
    4. Engage culture faithfully
    5. Inspire vibrant hospitality
    6. Honor one another
  4. Standards of Conduct: Employees of Geneva College will affirm upon hire, and annually thereafter, their promise to abide by the College’s Standard of Conduct Policy. All employees must conduct their personal affairs so there can be no opportunity for unfavorable reflections upon the Christian beliefs and mission of the College, either expressed or implied. It is expected that employees will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with biblical standards, values, and character. These standards of personal conduct do not apply to family members and/or friends of the employee

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  1. DSW or Ph.D. with graduate-level coursework in social services, psychology, specifically human development.
  2. Some classroom experience is beneficial. Willingness to learn how to teach is essential.
  3. Creativity in teaching and program development is desirable.
  4. Desire to develop academic leadership skills within the department.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Typical educational setting. Geneva is organized around academic departments. The position is in the Department of Psychology and Social Services. Teaching is at the undergraduate level and primarily in a classroom setting.

 
EOE Statement Geneva College does not discriminate in hiring or in terms and conditions of employment based on an individual's race, color, sex, age, disability or national origin. As a Christian college rooted in the evangelical and Reformed tradition and governed by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, compliance with Geneva's Christian views is considered a bona fide occupational qualification under Sections 702 & 703 of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act as amended, and will have a direct impact on employment consideration.  
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