Faculty, Psychology Program

College of Arts and Sciences
40 hours/12 months
July 01, 2019


The Psychology faculty provides academic instruction in the disciplines associated with the social sciences.  He/she is also expected to provide leadership for students via interaction and academic advising.  He/she will also serve as a curriculum developer, engage in faculty and university appointed committees and serve as an advisor to selected student organizations. He/she also serves as primary steward of educational department guidelines and policies.  


  • Provide classroom instruction and student advising for the appropriate programs within the Social Sciences Division.
  • Work to expand the vision and course offerings of department in conjunction with the Chair of the Social Sciences Division.
  • Advise and counsel students within the program.
  • Assist the program director in the recruitment and evaluation of adjunct faculty as needed.
  • Endorse and model professional standards and proficiencies.
  • Teach eight (8) college level courses per year (24 semester hours per academic year).
  • Work within the program budget.
  • Serve on committees as assigned within the university.
  • Assist in training students via internships and practicum experiences as appropriate
  • Participate in faculty meetings at the college and university level; attend other appropriate events including chapel, conferences, and student events.
  • Yearly affirm the institution’s mission, doctrinal position, and community standards.


  • Extensive knowledge of the disciplines associated with social science, including but not limited to: social science research, sociology, social work, psychological paradigms, human psychology, and counseling.
  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge in the mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual growth needs of people in clinical, academic, and church/mission settings.
  • Ability to teach effectively at the college level, utilizing technology as appropriate
  • Competent in or able to learn and facilitate online education.
  • While the University Enrollment & Marketing office is often the initial contact with prospective students, faculty must be willing to phone, e-mail, meet with, attend special events, advise, review transcripts, guide, and provide information to those interested in the educational programs as appropriate.
  • Ability to judge competencies and character while remaining sensitive to the needs of those being served
  • Understand the needs and trends associated with traditional college age students as well as the traits necessary for graduates of the psychology program to display
  • Ability to confront and resolve conflicts when necessary
  • Commitment to CIU’s mission and vision
  • Commitment to live within the standards of the CIU community
  • Design and implement effective instructional and counseling strategies and methodologies.
  • An earned doctorate (PhD) in an appropriate social science from an accredited university is required.
  • Master’s degree in social work preferred.
  • Some level of post-secondary training in biblical/theological studies is desired to ensure biblical consistency in one’s philosophy of teaching psychology in a biblical university
  • Eligibility for social work license preferred.
  • Some cross-cultural ministry is desirable.
  • Preference is given to individuals with at least three years of experience teaching at the college level.