Adams State University is a state-supported, regional comprehensive university located in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado and the city of Alamosa. As the state's premier Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), over 50 percent of its undergraduate students represent racially diverse backgrounds. A high percentage of undergraduate students are first-generation and Pell eligible. The university offers undergraduate programs in the arts and humanities, physical and natural sciences, social sciences, kinesiology, fine arts, business, and nursing, and specializes in educator preparation in several disciplines. Adams State also offers graduate degrees in cultural resource management, public administration, music education, kinesiology, higher education administration and leadership, history, business (MBA), and educator programs, including counselor education; the university also has a doctoral (PhD) program in counselor education.
The university has an active athletic program. The Adams State Grizzlies athletic teams compete under the auspices of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC). The institution is committed to increasing the diversity of its professional staff and is actively seeking qualified applicants who have experiences, skills, and/or personal attributes that augment the perspectives of our current faculty and staff. We are working to diversify our faculty and staff and especially encourage applications from women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ community members, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented populations. We will give particular consideration to qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings; persons who possess varied language skills, and a record of successful experience in engaging diverse communities/student populations; and job seekers who can contribute to equity, diversity, and inclusion through teaching, service, and scholarship. The successful candidate will join a campus that is dedicated to inclusive excellence and acknowledges Adams State's purpose to foster the educational goals of its students and the well-being of the surrounding community.
About Us- Diversity & Inclusive Excellence
We seek an energetic and enthusiastic individual who loves teaching and shares our dedication to excellence. The successful applicant will join a diverse close-knit department that offers bachelor's degrees in psychology, psychology with an emphasis in clinical, and a joint sports psychology program with our Kinesiology department. Although our department members are research active, Adams State
University is an institution primarily focused on teaching excellence, and the teaching load is comprised of 12 credit-hours each semester.
The position is available to start August 19, 2024.
Mission & Vision of the School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Mission -The School for Humanities and Social Sciences meets students where they are, through equitable and inclusive education, and guides them in their exploration and analysis of the complexities of diverse cultures and societies to understand the past, lead in the present, and prepare for the future. We teach critical thinking through engagement in research, co-curricular activities, scholarship, and interpretation so students gain knowledge and understanding of what it means to be human in a changing social-political world.
We recognize that women and people of color are often less likely to apply to a position if they don't match 100% of the job qualifications. Don't let that be the reason you miss out on this opportunity! We encourage you to apply if you can demonstrate many of these skills and competencies.
1. Ph.D. in Psychology by the time the position starts.
2. A strong focus on teaching and experience teaching psychology courses at the undergraduate level including face-to-face and online delivery modalities. While we are interested in generalists, teaching responsibilities will likely encompass the following courses: Introduction to Psychology, Social
Psychology, Multicultural Psychology, Psychology of Gender, Research
Methods and Psychological Statistics.
3. Demonstrates knowledge of, sensitivity to, and ability to work effectively with the educational needs of individuals and groups with a diverse range of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and abilities in a global environment.
4. Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity of Adams State University's student population, including students with different abilities (e.g., physical and or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices
within the classroom.
1. Ability or evidence of potential to foster inclusive learning environments.
2. Experience working with historically under-served and/or underrepresented populations, and first-generation college students.
3. Evidence of valuing equity, treating cultural and linguistic diversity as assets, and sensitivity to and understanding of diverse students.
4. Ability or experience in the recruitment and/or retention of underrepresented students, including students of color.
5. Commitment to professional development and scholarship.
6. Commitment to service to the university, students, and community.
7. Demonstrated self-awareness of one's own cultural beliefs, perspectives, and privileges as a part of one's orientation towards teaching and leadership.
8. Demonstrated decision-making that is informed by research, data, and theory and that leverages students' unique cultures, experiences, and backgrounds as strengths.
9. Demonstrated commitment to honesty, efficacy, and collaboration.
Salary and Benefits
The salary for the position is $48,000-$51,000 commensurate with experience and education. In addition to salary, Adams State University offers a competitive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. For detailed benefits information please visit https://www.adams.edu/hr/benefits/. Opportunities for supplemental contracts may be available.
Cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement, graduate transcripts (copies accepted, official transcripts required on hire), and three references.
Completed applications should include the following:
•A detailed cover letter of application addressing teaching interests/experience as well as professional interests and goals.
•We encourage applicants to discuss their commitment to scholarly excellence.
•Additionally, we seek to learn how scholarly excellence is interwoven with their approach to service, teaching, mentoring, and affirming diverse perspectives.
•Teaching Statement: (include sample course syllabi) In addition to describing your approach to teaching in general, please address the following specific questions:
•What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting students who have been historically marginalized in sociology?
•What role should faculty play in student success? •Describe how your teaching approach has changed over the years. Provide examples of
what motivated the change(s).
•How would you contribute to EDI in the classroom?
•Diversity Statement: Please address the following specific questions:
•What would working at an HSI mean to you?
Adams State University is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for its students, faculty, staff and visitors, and to protecting its funds, property and other assets. Well-informed hiring decisions contribute to this effort. Therefore, Adams State University has adopted a policy on background screening for its prospective, continuing, and returning employees as well as students in certain circumstances. Offers of employment will be contingent upon the completion of an acceptable background check. The information received in response to a background check will be treated as confidential to the extent provided for by law.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Adams State University (ASU) may be directed to ASU's Office of Equal Opportunity, Director Ana Guevara, and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education. Support resources for sexual misconduct, ASU's sexual misconduct policies, contact information for the Adams State University's Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX, as well as a detailed procedure for filing a grievance due to discrimination on the basis of sex may be found online at https://www.adams.edu/administration/oeo/reporting-sexual-harassment/. These procedures also describe the University's response to reports and/or complaints of sex discrimination or sexual harassment.
Adams State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications are sought from all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, disability, and, as covered by law, veteran status. In addition, University policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation including transgender status and gender expression, marital status, and parental status.
Adams State University is dedicated to fostering Inclusive Excellence and especially encourages applications from women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented populations. Given the university's mission and student body composition, the institution is committed to increasing the diversity of its professional staff and is actively seeking qualified applicants who have experiences, skills, and/or personal attributes that augment the perspectives of our current faculty and staff; we will give particular consideration to qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings or who possess varied language skills and have a record of successful experience in engaging diverse communities and student populations. Additional information about the university and the academic mission may be found at www.adams.edu/academics/