Psychology Faculty

JOB TITLE: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Psychology

DIVISION: Academic Affairs

SUPERVISOR’S TITLE: Department Chair

DEPARTMENT: Educational Studies & Psychology


Founded in 1870 by a woman, Bathsheba A. Benedict, Benedict College is a private co-educational liberal arts institution with over 1,700 students enrolled in its 26 baccalaureate degree programs and 2 master’s degree programs. Defying trends, Benedict College maintains a nearly equal male and female student population. This Midlands HBCU has welcomed students from all 46 counties in South Carolina, 30 states across America, and 26 countries around the world.


Benedict College has a full-time, 9-month, tenure track appointment opening as Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Psychology available beginning August 1 for the Fall 2023 in the Educational Studies and Psychology Department.


BASIC FUNCTIONS: Teach courses in discipline as assigned by the dean or department chair; provide academic advising to students; maintain an active scholarly agenda of research and service; serve on departmental, school, and college committees; engage in assessment requirements; participate in community service and outreach programs; and work collaboratively with colleagues and other programs. This faculty member will maintain 10 office hours per week for student access and inquiry.



  • Teach 12 SCH per semester (4/4 teaching load)
  • Provide advising to assigned students
  • Contribute to curriculum development, assessment of student learning outcomes, and co-curricular enhancements
  • Serve on committees on department, school, and college levels
  • Engage in scholarly research appropriate for rank
  • Develop and submit grant proposals
  • Participate in public service initiatives
  • Collaborate with colleagues on initiatives supportive of transformational student learning




  • Have a practical understanding of counseling and psychology in applied settings.
  • Evidence of teaching experiences and innovative college teaching.
  • Proficient in the development and implementation of courses using Open Educational Resources (OERs) and virtual teaching platforms.
  • Demonstrated capacity to facilitate student learning and engagement.
  • Commitment to excellence in college teaching, to an active scholarly agenda, and to working in an Academic department that fosters diversity.
  • Proven commitment to professional responsibilities, student development, and service.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, problem-solving, time management, and supervisory skills.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned terminal degree (or ABD) in Psychology or psychology related disciplines.
  • Strong knowledge of program requirements/curriculum, institutional policies and procedures, American Psychology Association (APA) Ethics Code and relevant statutory regulations pertaining to the practice of psychology.
  • Existing knowledge (or willingness to increase knowledge) of the APA Standards of Accreditation related to Profession Wide Competencies (PWC) and Discipline Specific Knowledge (DSK).
  • Experience with academic advising to include supervising undergraduate (i.e., internships, research projects).
  • Ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning ability to demonstrate collegiality and a sound work ethic.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned terminal degree in Psychology, preferably Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology
  • Two (2) or more years of successful teaching experience in higher education
  • Three (3) or more years of clinical experience
  • Established research agenda and record of scholarly work in discipline
  • License or license-eligible in the state of South Carolina
  • Candidates should have an established identity as a psychologist, demonstrated through involvement in professional associations, and certification/licensure or license eligibility.
  • Candidates should be knowledgeable about career development and should be familiar with current issues within the field of psychology.
  • Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to diversity initiatives and training mental health professionals to work with clients from diverse and historically marginalized groups.

Application Instructions:

For full consideration, application materials must be received no later than Friday, January 20, 2023. Benedict College will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Please complete the following:

experience, research experience and/or practical counseling experience

  • a curriculum vitae
  • official college transcript(s)
  • three professional reference letters

Submit documents to:

Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique, Dean

School of Education, Health and Human Services

Benedict College

1600 Harden Street

Columbia, SC 29204


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