Adjunct Faculty, Social Science

Columbia International University
College of Arts and Sciences
August 01, 2019

This position provides instruction for advanced undergraduate students who are majoring in psychology, human services, teacher education, and more. Syllabi for the needed courses are already prepared and will be provided upon request.


Fall 2019 (August 26 - December 13, 2019)

PSY 3370 Human Growth and Development (3)
MWF 9:00-9:50 a.m.
In this lifespan course you will examine developmental psychology covering the stages of physiological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual growth of the individual from conception to adulthood. You will analyze significant terms, theories, methods of assessment, and the biblical nature of the developing person. Special attention will be given to the cultural diversity of developing persons in varied learning environments. (3) Prerequisite: PSY 2110 General Psychology

SOC 3750 Marriage and Family (3)
TR 8:00-9:15 a.m.
This course is a study of the societal patterns of marriage and family life. Biblically and sociologically, you will address issues of courtship, choice of a mate, engagement, marital adjustment, parenting, divorce, and the development of problem-solving skills. You will use personal application and training from the course to develop the skills to communicate more effectively to others about marriage/family issues.


Spring 2020 (January 13 - May 1, 2020)

PSY 3441 Models and Applications of Counseling Psychology II (3)
TR 8:00-9:15 a.m.
This is the second of two sequential courses that is designed to introduce you to the common models and applications used in counseling psychology. You will examine in depth the models and the theoretical assumptions underlying the models, as well as the results of controlled-outcome research. You will learn about several psychometric tests, and you will practice the applications (techniques) studied in class. The class will discuss the ethical/legal requirements and issues that are part of every professional counseling relationship. This rigorous two-course sequence combines both cognitive and experiential learning methods.
Prerequisite: PSY 3440 Models and Applications of Counseling Psychology I

PSY 4340 Personality Theories (3)
MWF 10:00-10:50 a.m.
In this survey of the leading personality theories including analytic, humanistic, behavioral, and cognitive schools, you will explore how personalities develop, how they are organized, and how they change. You will examine how presuppositions influence personality theories and the clinician’s approach to growth and healing. Prerequisite: PSY 2110 General Psychology; juniors and seniors only.


• Minimum masters degree in psychology or closely-related field.
• Ability to teach effectively at the college level.
• Competency in utilizing learning management tools and classroom technology.
• Competency in or ability to learn and facilitate online education as appropriate.
• Commitment to CIU’s mission and vision, and commitment to live within the standards of the CIU community.

If you meet the qualifications and are interested, please apply online by completing the Resident Adjunct for the College of Arts and Sciences application. (Link is at the bottom of the Employment Opportunities page.)