The Youngstown State University Department of Psychological Sciences and Counseling seeks candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position for the educational specialist level school psychology program (to begin August 2021). This NASP approved program offers comprehensive training in school psychology plus emphasized training in low incidence disabilities, i.e., autism. The successful candidate is expected to teach graduate level school psychology courses, provide service at various levels, and engage in scholarship that leads to peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and funded grants.
Plans, organizes, teaches, and provides feedback to promote and direct student success. Responds to students in a timely manner. Communicates with students, departments and university officials via university provided tools and resources.
Youngstown State University—an urban research university—emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to education, scholarship, and service. The University places students at its center; leads in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge; advances civic, scientific, and technological development; and fosters collaboration to enrich the region and the world.
The University: Creates diverse educational experiences that develop ethical, intellectually curious students who are invested in their communities; Provides access to a broad range of undergraduate programs; Offers graduate programs in selected areas of excellence, including those that meet the needs of the region; Supports economic development through applied learning and research; Integrates teaching and learning, scholarship, and civic engagement; Fosters understanding of diversity, sustainability, and global perspectives; and Advances the intellectual and cultural life of the city, region, and world.
Earned doctorate, by the time of appointment, in school psychology or a related field. Five successful years of full-time experience employed as a school psychologist. Demonstrated success in teaching and university service, the potential for success in scholarship, and evidence of a demonstrated commitment to collaboration and collegiality in working with faculty and candidates.
Ability to teach unique courses in the school psychology program involving neuropsychology, multi-cultural, equity, and inclusion issues; applied behavior analysis; low incidence disabilities; and various practicum courses in school psychology. A demonstrated history involving teaching in these areas and coordinating and supervising school psychology practicum and internships. Board certification in behavioral analysis (BCBA). At least ten years of experience as a full-time practicing school psychologist. Candidate should hold, or be eligible for, Ohio License/Certification in School Psychology. Willing to take on a leadership role and demonstrate related experiences involving various program activities, including advisement for the program's student organization, the supervision and growth of the assessment and psycho-educational clinic, accreditation report writing activities, and various other responsibilities associated with our program's involvement with the state training system in school psychology.
Since 1908, Youngstown State University has prepared its graduates to become leaders in the region, the state, and the nation. Located on a beautiful 140-acre campus near downtown Youngstown, Ohio, YSU offers a comprehensive selection of major programs backed by a strong tradition of teaching and scholarship. YSU has a diverse student body of approximately 12,700 students. Multicultural students make up nearly 18 percent of the student body at the University, and over 400 international students hail from fifty-five countries. A student-faculty ratio of 16:1 provide the personal contact associated with a smaller institution, and its connection to the Ohio state system of higher education enables it to draw on the vast resources of that system.
Youngstown State University is a comprehensive urban research university that provides associate, baccalaureate, and graduate instruction and continuing education in one location. The University offers a broad curriculum in the School of Graduate Studies and Research and six colleges: Business Administration; Education; Creative Arts and Communications; Health and Human Services; Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; and Science, Technology, E...ngineering, and Mathematics.
Youngstown State University provides for a broad-based education through a core curriculum of 45 semester hours spread across five areas of concentration and emphasizing the development of writing, speaking, and critical-thinking skills.