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Chair, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology – Faculty Position for Antioch University


Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Department: MACP
Reports to: Provost/CEO
Classification: EXEMPT
Open: 3/6/2018
Closed: Review of applications will begin April 23, 2018

General Summary:

The Chair of the MA in Clinical Psychology program is responsible for administering all aspects of the degree program, including hiring and supervision of program faculty, leading faculty and student recruitment and retention efforts, and, in conjunction with the faculty, coordinating and implementing all phases of program assessment. As a member of the faculty, the chair has teaching, advising, and committee responsibilities as well as responsibility for new course, concentration, and degree development. The Chair is responsible for the departmental budget and resource management. Together with the Provost, and Chairs of AUSB’s other degree programs, the Chair participates in the leadership of academic efforts to provide an excellent university environment for its adult student learners. The Chair is expected to be a leader in his/her field with an appropriate publishing record and a working knowledge of alternative delivery models including technology-mediated education.


  1. Engagement in Student Learning: Teaching load will be determined in consultation with the Provost. Conducts workshops on topics as needed.
  2. Engagement in Scholarship and Creative Work: Conducts scholarly work, publishes appropriately in the discipline, makes presentations at professional meetings and designs courses. Maintains membership in professional organizations and attends professional trainings, conferences and workshops to enhance professional growth and expertise.
  3. Engagement in Service: Participates in community service and in local, statewide and national professional organizations that further the interests of the community, program, and university.
  4. Engagement in Institutional Citizenship: Serves as a member of campus governance groups including Faculty Senate and Academic Leadership Team. Coordinates with admissions committee in reviewing applications and interviewing of candidates. Serves as mentor to adjunct colleagues. Facilitates in the collection of data for program evaluation and accreditation processes. Development of workshops or special events, and student, alumni, and faculty surveys. Leads in the development and revision of the curriculum with faculty colleagues.
  5. Program Administration: The Chair of the MACP Program is responsible for the administration of the program. Among the chair’s duties are:
    • Curricular and academic planning and management for the program;
    • Oversight and planning of the academic and technical aspects of on-line components of the program;
    • Planning, administration and coordination of quarterly class schedule;
    • Faculty recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation;
    • Staffing and chairing of the MACP faculty-staff team;
    • Supervising the personnel assigned to the program office;
    • Development of and responsibility for the management of the program budget;
    • Participation in student recruitment in conjunction with Admissions personnel, faculty, and alumni;
    • Participation in student retention activities, such as orientations etc., with appropriate University personnel (e.g. Library Director, Writing Center Director, Disability Services Coordinator, etc.)
    • Oversight of design and placement of advertising in collaboration with the Campus Marketing Manager;
    • Management of student and mentor relations;
    • Travel as required.
  6. Other Duties as Needed: Participate in program development, grant-writing, and other departmental initiatives.

University Responsibilities:

The Chair of the MACP Program is a member of campus administrative committees, among them Academic Leadership Team.


  1. Terminal graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or a closely related field;
  2. 5-7 years of experience in teaching and administration, especially in the areas of: budget planning and allocation, administrative leadership, course and concentration development, and development of new degrees;
  3. Appropriate record of publication and/or a professional portfolio showing experience in area of expertise;
  4. Experience with program evaluation, assessment and accreditation;
  5. Experience in technology mediated education and information literacy;
  6. Experience in working with adult students and a diverse faculty and student body highly desirable;
  7. Ability to get along well with others and be a positive member of the AUSB community;
  8. Willingness and ability to collaborate with Program Chairs at AUSB and on other AU campuses;
  9. Ability to work independently with a high degree of independent judgment and the ability to meet goals in a timely manner;
  10. A strong commitment and understanding of the AUSB mission. An understanding of and commitment to AUSB students, especially adult learners and non-traditional students.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Antioch reserves the right to change the duties of this position at any time.

Antioch University provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected classification.

Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references to:


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