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Director of Master in Applied Psychology Program (Tenure or Non-Tenure Track)

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Recruitment/Posting Title Director of Master in Applied Psychology Program (Tenure or Non-Tenure Track)
Department GSAPP - Dean's Office
Salary Open
Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a director for our Masters’ Programs housed in The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP). The Director serves as the Associate Chair for the Master’s Program and provides support to the Chair for the well-being of the Applied Program. The Associate Chair provides leadership to faculty and students regarding all matters pertaining to the Master’s program and although reports to a Department Chair, the Associate Chair position requires a high level of autonomy within the duties assigned. The position could be Tenure Track or Non Tenure track.

The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey is a Research University located a few miles from New York City. The PsyD programs in Clinical and School Psychology has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association since the school’s inception. GSAPP also offers a Master’s program in Applied Psychology with concentrations in Alcohol Studies and Applied Behavioral Analysis. The School has five centers including the Center for Psychological Services, Rutgers Center for Adults Autism Services, Center for Applied Psychology, Douglass Developmental Disability Center and the Center for Alcohol Studies. Applied training in psychology is accomplished through our centers and the school’s APA internship consortium. GSAPP’s commitment to diversity, social justice and helping the underserved contributes to a supportive and mission focused training. We place a high degree of emphasis on fostering and encouraging a diverse community of faculty and students and on supporting research/practice that benefits diverse and under-served communities; applicants who can contribute in this valued direction are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications will be considered beginning November 1, 2017. More information on our program can be found at:

Master’s Program Description
The 42-credit Masters of Applied Psychology (MAP), which will begin enrollment in Fall 2018, offers instruction in foundation knowledge of the scientific basis of psychology and education and training in applied areas of psychology. The program embraces the mission of the school by offering instruction that has an emphasis on civic and global citizenship, social justice and cultural diversity. This course of study provides students with knowledge needed to understand individual and collective behaviors; develop quantitative and qualitative statistical analysis and research design needed to analyze the corresponding physical and environmental contributors to human behavior; and a beginning understanding of the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders.

The MAP degree prepares students with the requisite theoretical knowledge; critical thinking and problem solving skills needed to successfully participate in employment or scholastic activities. Students will have opportunities to pursue scholarly activities that prepares them to successfully compete for admissions into doctoral level psychology and related academic programs, and pursue Master’s level career pathways through available concentration and certificate programs. In general, students will acquire a knowledge base grounded in psychological theory and experiential learning (research or practicum) designed to further advance their personal and professional career development.


Minimum Education and Experience

• A doctoral degree in psychology and psychology license eligible.
• A promising or strong record of scholarship, publications, and success in securing grants.
• Strong record of administrative experience in higher education.
• Teaching and academic administration at graduate level as well as professional experience.
• Experience with online as well as on ground teaching formats.
• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage operational processes including the program budget.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Interpersonal skills and professional development skills with a focus on providing opportunities for faculty and staff to excel.
• Strong organizational skills and an ability to balance institutional priorities with program needs and initiatives.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to be flexible and working in an environment of expansion and change

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Serve as a liaison among students of the Program, the faculty, and other administrators.
• Establish Program teaching assignments and develop Program course schedules.
• Recruitment and retention activities related to maintaining enrollment in the program
• Recruit and manage adjunct faculty
• Coordinate and communicate to the appropriate University officer(s) any accreditation, program review, or assessment(s) required of the Program.
• Participate in due process required for faculty, students, or staff as described in current policies or procedures.
• Represent the Program at Information Sessions, New Student Orientation and other related events on campus.
• Serve as faculty advisor to students, coordinate and evaluate academic advising of students.
• Review, approve, and file course syllabi of the Program
• Mentor full-time and adjunct faculty.
• Conduct Program faculty meetings.
• Participate in research and writing requested and necessary self-study or program-related reports.
• Develop budget plans for the Program, including recommendations from the assessment and program review process.
• Is responsible for achievement of the Program’s academic and financial goals.
• Supervision of the teaching, advisement, and other duties performed by faculty members to meet Program academic goals.
• Teach nine units of coursework per academic year
• Continue an active and productive program of research and publications


Posting Details

Posting Number 17FA1317
Posting Open Date
Posting Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
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Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
  4. Reference Letters
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