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Faculty-Forensic Psychologist

Johnson & Wales University
Lincolnia, VA
Closing date
Mar 19, 2023

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The Social Sciences Department at Johnson and Wales University invites applications for a full-time faculty position to begin in Fall 2023. Preference for the position is given to applicants with expertise in forensic psychology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop two relevant courses and help develop a minor in forensic psychology.

Faculty members are responsible for providing students with a rich, relevant and engaging academic experience. The faculty role encompasses teaching, student outcomes assessment, curriculum development, student advising, and university service. Faculty continuously engage in professional development while maintaining current expertise in the applicable content area and developing students through effective and innovative teaching and learning practices.

Diversity & Inclusion

Embracing diversity for a richly inclusive community is a Guiding Principle at JWU. Our students, faculty and staff have varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that unite us as one community and contribute to our success. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce teams and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

Essential Job Functions

Demonstrates specialized knowledge and maintains expertise in the theory, skills, and pedagogy of the applicable discipline or profession
Uses strategies and skills necessary to support student learning and prepares and delivers current and relevant course material in an understandable and motivating manner
Continually assesses course objectives and instructional methods to improve teaching and learning
Uses formative and summative assessments of student learning within assigned courses to inform instruction and improve student attainment of course objectives and program outcomes
Establishes a student and advisor relationship that provides guidance with regard to program choices and career possibilities and supports student educational growth through guided decision making
Supports the university's outcomes initiatives by working to refine and revise course assignments and evaluation tools and leading or participating in data analysis discussions to make program and course improvements
Facilitates development and revision of programs and courses, assuring alignment within the program description and outcomes, course objectives and content, as well as university curriculum standards
Attends commencement, convocation, faculty meetings, department meetings, committee meetings, professional development programs, and other university events, as applicable
Supports student enrollment and retention by participating in university events, advising student clubs and organizations, and assisting with admissions activities
Adheres to and fulfills the responsibilities of all faculty members as outlined in the faculty manual
Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Earned Ph.D. or Psy.D. in forensic psychology or a related field of study from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or other appropriate accreditation as determined by Johnson & Wales University. (Doctoral degree candidates with an anticipated degree completion by Spring 2023 will also be considered.)
Curriculum development experience
Ability to take an interdisciplinary/collaborative approach, particularly between psychology and criminal justice studies
Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse student populations

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in forensic psychology from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
Higher education teaching experience in psychology and counseling
Clinical experience as a forensic psychologist, forensic evaluator, and/or court clinician

Please note:

Applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae.

Review of applications will begin in January 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Qualified candidates must live or relocate within a daily commuting distance of the Providence Campus location upon hire.

To Apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply on the JWU Employment Site at, requisition #8836. To learn more about Johnson & Wales University go to

Questions regarding this position may be addressed to David Newman, Social Sciences Department Chairperson at

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