Adjunct Faculty - PsyD Clinical Forensic- LA Campus

companyThe Chicago School of Professional Psychology
locationLos Angeles, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

Job Description:

Founded in 1979, and with campuses in Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego, Chicago, Washington DC, and online, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is the nation's leading nonprofit school exclusively dedicated to psychology and its applications.  The Chicago School trains individuals to be engaged professionals in their communities, approach practice and scholarship from the broader view of innovators, transformers, and problem solvers, and use their disciplines to make positive and lasting impact on the world.  A cornerstone of The Chicago School mission is its commitment to serving and embracing diverse and underserved communities.

Position Summary:

The Clinical Forensic Psychology Program at The Chicago School is currently seeking qualified individuals to teach courses in the master’s and doctoral programs. All courses are blended requiring online and on-ground facilitation. This position is for the Los Angeles campus and reports directly to the Department Chair.

Principal Duties:

The primary responsibility of adjunct faculty members is to enrich courses by sharing theoretical and practical knowledge of the subject, encouraging direct application to the workplace within the field of Forensic Psychology for the appropriate degree level.

All adjunct faculty members at The Chicago School are expected to be available and responsive to students This “availability” includes:

  • Active participation in on-ground lectures and related instructional activities (e.g. discussion forums);
  • Active participation in the online section of the course;
  • Timely grading of assignments and providing quality feedback;
  • Being available outside of regular class meetings to address student’s questions and concerns;
  • Responding to student, other faculty, staff or department chair emails within 48 hours.

In addition, it is expected that all adjunct faculty members adhere to the following duties during the term:

  • Creating and posting a welcome message to all students during the first week of the term;
  • Grading coursework and providing feedback according to the course syllabus and within a week’s time period;
  • Responding to all student email(s) and other communications within 48 hours;
  • Issuing final grade on time (as indicated by the registrar);
  • Other duties as assigned by Department Chair.

All Clinical Forensic Psychology adjunct faculty are required to complete an 8-week training course reviewing online pedagogy best practices prior to teaching their assigned courses. Adjuncts will be provided course syllabi with course texts prior to beginning the teaching assignment. They will also be connected with a core faculty member for onboarding and assistance throughout the semester. 

Position Qualifications:

In a cover letter, the candidate should outline how he or she meets the position qualifications.

  • Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) from a regionally accredited program emphasis in Forensic Psychology is preferred;
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are licensed in California or who are license eligible;
  • Possess intermediate computer knowledge (email, outlook, PowerPoint, internet searches, research in library databases);
  • Previous teaching experience (3 years preferred);
  • Exemplary professional experience working within a forensic setting, law enforcement, military, or governmental positions
  • Engagement in research and scholarship (preferred).

Please visit the Programs section of our website for more information on program curricula or the Campuses section to learn more about the programs offered at a campus near you.

For consideration, please submit the Application for Employment and your CV or Resume.

NOTE: Applications will not be considered complete unless both a resume and cover letter are uploaded.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Compensation & Benefits

This opportunity is budgeted at $1,124-1,540 per credit and may vary per course with student enrollment. Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students and all who enter our facilities, The Chicago School requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, with limited exemptions, as a condition of employment.