Part-Time Faculty, Psychology



Job description

Orlando, FL

Join our Team.

Valencia College is seeking Part-Time Faculty, Psychology to join our dedicated, passionate faculty team on the East Campus.

In this position, you will be responsible for teaching courses in Psychology. Other teaching assignment may be made as needed by the Department.

We’re not just any college. And you’re just not any employee. You’re someone who is passionate about improving the lives of our students, our team, our community and, ultimately, our world.

If you want to play a role in shaping the future of students at one of the largest community colleges in Florida, recognized as one of “The Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, and the inaugural winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, take the first steps by completing and submitting an online application for this position.

Degree Requirement: A Master’s degree, or higher, with a major in Psychology OR a Master’s degree in another field + 18 graduate semester hours in Psychology. Degree must be from a regionally accredited institution.

18 graduate semester hours must have a PSY prefix.

Valencia’s Total Rewards package features:

  • Paid Time off
  • FICA Alternative to Social Security
  • Faculty/Instructional Development Opportunities
  • Associate Faculty Certification Program
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Free Lynx bus transportation
  • Discount on Valencia Arts and Entertainment Events and so much more

Salary: Part-time Faculty positions are compensated based on the Faculty Salary Schedule.

Work Hours: On-campus face-to-face and mixed-mode classes – mostly daytime, some evening.

Location: Orlando, FL 32825 – East Campus

Valencia College has campuses conveniently located throughout Central Florida that are accessible by local freeways, expressways and surface streets. But the convenient commute is just part of the appeal.

As one of the fastest growing cities in America, Orlando offers just the right mix of laid-back Florida lifestyle and the amenities of a big city, making it a great place to live and work.

Closing date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7:00pm EST

Job Classification: Part-Time Faculty

Status: Active

General Description
Primarily responsible for teaching in discipline or discipline areas in which he/she has specific training and/or competence. Plans, organizes, teaches, and provides feedback to promote and direct student learning in keeping with Valencia’s learning- ¬centered values and in a manner that meets the essential competencies of a Valencia educator. Responds to students in a timely manner and communicates with the discipline and division via college-provided tools and resources.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Prepares and delivers instruction to students in assigned modalities (including classroom, hybrid, online, etc.). Prepares instructional materials. Provides feedback on students’ progress, including evaluation of student mastery of course and program outcomes.
  2. Provides feedback to students in matters related to academic success in a timely manner.
  3. Prepares and submits required documentation including course syllabi, student attendance, final course grades, and other information as requested or required by the college.
  4. Maintains and disseminates current information pertaining to services available to students throughout the college.
  5. Is familiar with and maintains behavior and actions consistent with college policies.
  6. Maintains professional development/growth according to personal needs and requirements for certification.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. Appropriate level of education [required] See Credentials Procedures Manual at:
  2. Teaching experience at the community college level (in some cases, related work experiences in the field, professional licensure and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes may be used to support an application in lieu of degree and course work requirements).
  3. Professional commitment to education.
  4. A demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.
  5. Ability to perform all of the Essential Functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
  6. Ability to work evening and/or weekend hours and travel between campus locations as required.

Knowledge Skills Abilities

  1. Knowledge and understanding of learning-centered values.
  2. Knowledge of, ability to develop, and commitment to use emerging technologies and alternative delivery methods appropriately, including online delivery, hybrid course options, content software, web-enhancements, etc.
  3. Skill in the use of personal computers and general office software.
  4. Ability to design learning opportunities that promote student life skills development while enhancing discipline learning. Demonstrated understanding of developmental advising (Valencia’s LifeMap) and competency-based learning (LifeMap).
  5. Ability to develop and implement diverse teaching and learning strategies that accommodate the learning styles of students and that promote both acquisition and applications of knowledge and understanding (Learning Centered Teaching Strategies).
  6. Ability to use consistent, timely formative and summative assessment measures to enhance learning (Assessment).
  7. Ability to design learning opportunities that acknowledge, draw upon and are enriched by student diversity in the learning environment (Inclusion and Diversity).
  8. Ability to design and implement curriculum that aligns elements of student learning toward growth in the Student Core Competencies and progression through course sequences (Outcomes-Based Practice).
  9. Commitment to stay current and continually improve knowledge and understanding of the discipline (Professional Commitment).
  10. Ability to continuously examine the effectiveness of teaching, counseling, librarianship and assessment methodologies in terms of student learning by engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning).
  11. Ability to effectively communicate interpersonally (in group and one-on-one settings), orally, and in writing.

Working Conditions
This job operates in a classroom setting and professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard classroom and office equipment such as microphones, audio/video recorders, computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time; reach with hands and arms; and have sufficient hand, arm and finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment.

How to apply

To view the complete job description for this role, click here

For consideration, the following is required for all applicants including current Valencia employees:

  • Cover letter and resume
  • Completed on-line employment application Include all applicable experience related to the position as it could affect compensation
  • Learning-centered statement
  • Unofficial transcripts (degree must be conferred by the time of hire). Be prepared to bring sealed official transcripts if selected for an interview. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have any foreign transcripts evaluated prior to submission through an authorized evaluation service such as World Education Services.
  • Letters of reference if available

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