Professor in Forensic Psychology
Northcentral University, Department of Psychology
United States


The School of Social Behavioral Science – Department of Psychology at Northcentral University seeks applications for a non-tenure track, assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Forensic Psychology.


Full-time Professors may teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses within a programmatic core discipline as assigned and/or guide doctoral candidates through doctoral dissertation requirements (as Chair or committee member). This position also provides content expertise to the Dean in areas of Accounting. Primary responsibility is to engage students, offer excellent feedback, and inspire students to achieve course and program outcomes relevant to the core discipline. This position works closely with other faculty teaching in the discipline, Associate Director of Faculty Support and Development, Assistant Dean and Dean.


Essential Functions


Demonstrates a commitment to Northcentral’s vision, mission, and goals and those of the Department of Psychology

Promotes a graduate culture of scholarship, teaching, service, and practice

Demonstrates commitment to and capacity for Teaching through Feedback and using the NCU One-to-One, apprenticeship style teaching model

Teaches masters and/or doctoral courses in the Psychology Programs

Participates in initial and ongoing training

Contributes to developing training materials and provides input on improving training, courses, and processes

Participates in trial use of new technologies and integrates new technologies into their teaching

Participates in faculty and staff meetings

Maintains contact with students via phone, video conferencing, and email through their courses

Works collaboratively with Academic Advisors to ensure student engagement and success

Exercises academic freedom in teaching course content and achieving learning outcomes in accordance with University policy, procedures, and curricula

Participates in program and student assessment procedures, program review, and accreditation efforts

Performs all educational services in accordance with NCU policies and procedures, the Family Education Rights to Privacy Act, Northcentral University’s Code of Conduct and all other state and federal laws

Complete all required professional development activities as defined in the Faculty Handbook

Tasks and projects as assigned by the Department Chair, Dean, or NCU administrators.

Reasonable and consistent attendance to fulfill requirements of the position

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Knowledge of psychology content, clinical practice, and training methods, with the main focus on Forensic Psychology

Skill in verbal and written communication

Skill in operating equipment, such as personal computer, fax, copier, phone systems

Ability to handle a diversity of details in order to make informed and responsive decisions on matters that impact the faculty and students

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governing body regulations

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables

Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

Demonstrated writing skills

Proficient with Microsoft Word and other applications in the Microsoft Office suite

Education and Experience


Doctoral degree in Forensic Psychology or a closely related profession from a regionally accredited institution, required

Experience in graduate level coursework, required

Experience with online education, preferred

Experience in teaching Forensic Psychology courses in none clinical Master level programs.

Experience with teaching internship courses in none clinical Master level programs.

Curriculum development experience, preferred

Excellent organizational and communication skills, with a proven ability to provide timely, accurate information on a variety of academically oriented subjects to both internal and external constituents

Experience in higher education, preferred

Experience working in a technology-driven enterprise, preferred

All skills, abilities and education will be considered for minimum qualifications

Physical Demands


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.  The physical requirements for performing the essential functions of this position require the team member to be able to:


Able to sit, stand, kneel, walk, and reach

Able to lift, push, pull, and/or move up to 20 pounds

Hear well enough to communicate with others

Read a computer screen and written material

Write, type, and use phone system

Working Conditions


This position operates in a remote, home office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, printers, and phones.


Good working environment with the absence of disagreeable conditions

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Regular and reliable attendance is required



Who We Are


Northcentral University (NCU) was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to a richly engaging, professionally-relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university. Today NCU is a proud affiliate of the National University System, a system of nonprofit universities with its headquarters in La Jolla, California. As a private, nonprofit and online university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, technology, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in healthcare and marriage and family therapy. NCU offers a one-to-one learning model, where one student is paired with one professor in each course, creating a more personalized, individual experience for students enhanced by their professors’ real-world experience. All NCU faculty hold doctoral degrees.


NCU students, alumni and faculty reside in all 50 states and more than 50 countries. Working professionals choose NCU for their higher degree because of our extensive program offerings, weekly course starts, no group projects, regional accreditation and overall flexibility. Northcentral University is regionally accredited by WSCUC (WASC Senior College and University Commission), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, For more information, visit


We envision growth trends to continue, and eagerly seek highly-credentialed and enthusiastic individuals to join our team.

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