Colorado Christian University is looking for an outstanding full-time faculty member who will teach in-seat psychology courses in our residential undergraduate program starting Fall 2024. This faculty member will teach courses and develop curriculum within the Department of Psychology, housed within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) in the College of Undergraduate Studies (CUS). The Department of Psychology is committed to teaching psychology from a theologically-informed, Christ-centered perspective, with the goal of transforming students so that they might impact the world for Christ with grace and truth. Preferred requirements are a Ph.D. in Psychology, Counseling, or a related field, combined with experience and a passion for teaching engaging and transformative courses at the undergraduate level.
Faculty members of Colorado Christian University (CCU) teach assigned courses for which they are highly qualified within the College of Undergraduate Studies (CUS). Courses are traditional, in-seat and offered on our Lakewood, Colorado, campus. Each faculty member uses effective instruction techniques as a subject matter expert, but their primary responsibility is to integrate field-specific pedagogy with a biblical and Christian worldview. They are also expected to integrate and teach CCU’s spiritual, academic, and cultural Strategic Priorities. (See the list of the University’s Strategic Priorities, Statement of Faith and Convictions, and Position Statements).
Other duties are to support the mission and vision of CCU. This may include actively participating in committee/task force/team meetings, developing courses, reporting on assessments/outcomes, advancing scholarship, engaging with the community, supporting colleagues, or doing other work assigned by the dean. Faculty members are expected to keep regular office hours, to engage with students, and assist them with their academics or other activities that support the university’s holistic approach.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Workload: 12-month renewable contract. Responsible to teach 24 credits per year (typically 4 undergraduate courses per semester).
We’re looking for candidates who have:
1. A Ph.D. in Psychology, Counseling, or related field strongly preferred; master’s degree required. Each faculty member must be considered highly qualified as outlined by the university’s accreditation and academic standards.
2. Three or more years of successful teaching experience in a college or university is preferred, with a proven track record of quality classroom instruction and dynamic student engagement.
3. A deep acquaintance with the doctrinal and experiential aspects of Christianity is essential.
4. A vibrant faith in Christ and the ability to teach psychology courses from a biblical perspective, a Christian worldview, and Christian presuppositions.
5. The desire and ability to teach a broad range of engaging, high-quality classes in the area of psychology that integrates a knowledge of the field with an appreciation for psychological research.
6. Superior teaching, interpersonal, and written communication skills are required.
7. Proficiency in appropriate Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and are able to use appropriate Learning Management software/technology (e.g. Brightspace) in the learning environment.
Key Job Duties:
1. Contribute to CCU’s mission: Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty contribute to the University’s mission beyond the classroom through activities such as scholarship, committee/task force/team work, community development, or similar activities internally and externally, which enhance and advance exemplary academics, personal spiritual growth, and engagement with the world.
2. Teach assigned undergraduate courses within the College of Undergraduate Studies (CUS) in accord with all standard policies and procedures using a variety of best- practice teaching and learning strategies to enhance instruction.
3. Develop, implement, and evaluate course curriculum, teaching-learning practices, and student learning outcomes.
4. Engage students; maintain established office hours and be available to individual students for questions, coursework, consultations, and informal mentoring.
5. Engage in professional organization activities and scholarly work including, but not limited to, publications and presentations commensurate with experience and academic rank.
6. Provide strategic thinking in fulfilling the goals of the College of Undergraduate Studies in support of the University’s Strategic Priorities as well as contribute effectively to the University community, ministry partners, corporate partners, and general audiences. Strong participation in faculty, committee, or other meetings is an integral part of this position. Advocate for CCU’s mission, traditional Christian beliefs, and the Strategic Priorities.
7. Add to the development of a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars within the College of Undergraduate Studies. Continue to grow in one’s academic field, and in personal commitment to and effectiveness in the integration of Christian faith and learning.
8. Provide effective servant/shepherd leadership among faculty, staff, students, and administrators, according to one’s rank.
9. Work effectively and positively with administrators, other faculty colleagues, and support staff to establish and maintain effective positive working relationships.
10. Participate in extracurricular activities to support and encourage students, colleagues, and staff.
11. Assist the dean with other duties as assigned.
While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing
capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee
may work occasional irregular hours, including some nights and weekends. Regular public presentations to students, parents, and external constituents required. Colorado Christian University expects all faculty and staff to become a part of the University community by
participating in activities and events that occur on the campus throughout the year, which may
occur during evenings and weekends.
What we offer our employees:
We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages to all employees. Our benefit package includes: a tuition waiver program, excellent healthcare, generous paid time off, matching 403(b) retirement plan, and additional organizational paid benefits and voluntary benefit offerings. Faculty pay will be assigned by rank. Pay is assigned by reviewing a combination of job-related factors that may include: internal/external pay equity, the salary structure/pay grade, or a candidate’s qualifications/experience for the job. A wage range posted is not a guarantee of a specific wage and CCU reserves the right to make pay decisions based on economic and equity considerations. CCU does not determine pay based on sex or any other protected status. Pay and benefits will be discussed in more detail as candidates progress through the interview process.