Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor


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Offer DescriptionSWPS University is a non-public university conducting research and offering practical and academic studies in Warsaw, Wrocław, Sopot, Poznań, Katowice and Kraków. The University’s teaching offer includes courses in social sciences, humanities, but also design and graphics.The University is one of the most active research centres in Poland, and its employees have a practical influence on the development of many scientific disciplines. The results of their research are used in various areas of the economy and social life. The University has over a dozen research units conducting interdisciplinary projects.The team of the SWPS University consists of over 900 staff members – academics and employees of the business and organisation department. The university is an attractive place for professional development, it provides a system of attractive employee benefits. We create a diverse and cooperative environment of professionals who value working for the benefit of students, creating knowledge and its practical use. The employees and co-workers of the University are outstanding scientists, successful practitioners, artists and representatives of the media world.Tasks:

  • Conducting teaching classes in developmental and educational psychology, as well as clinical child psychology;
  • Teaching classes in English on topics related to educational psychology and developmental psychology at the undergraduate level;
  • Participating in the dissemination of knowledge in the fields of educational psychology and clinical child psychology;
  • Coordinating classes in the educational psychology specialisation;
  • Performing organisational tasks related to teaching (creating syllabi, archiving student work, grading, holding student meetings such as consultations/office hours);
  • Involvement in organisational work at the Faculty of Psychology
  • Participation in meetings of educators within the Department and Specialization;
  • Supervising internships (individual internships), supporting students in developing practical skills as part of projects conducted at the Department;
  • Fostering the development of professional competencies primarily through participation in internal training and workshops, such as during the Week of Teaching Competencies;
  • Collaboration within a team, jointly carrying out tasks and projects undertaken by the educational psychology specialisation team.

RequirementsResearch Field Psychological sciences » Psychology Education Level Master Degree or equivalentSkills/Qualifications

  • Possession of a master’s degree in psychology and a doctoral degree in social, humanistic, or medical sciences;
  • Experience in teaching at the university level, including in English;
  • Experience in leading undergraduate and/or graduate seminars;
  • Awards and recognitions for teaching activities and evaluations of teaching performance;
  • Fluency in the English language;
  • Experience in applying scientific knowledge in clinical or social practice;
  • Experience in popularising scientific knowledge;
  • Teaching competencies confirmed by certificates or completion of courses or other forms of education aimed at enhancing qualifications in teaching, training, and workshops;
  • Experience in preparing teaching materials;
  • Active participation in national and international scientific conferences;
  • Experience in organising the teaching process (assignment of teaching activities for coordinated subjects, preparation of syllabi for classes, implementation of new teaching programs);
  • Experience in conducting training sessions, workshops, and training programs;
  • Willingness to teach classes, including weekends;
  • Proficiency in computer skills and willingness to learn new applications;
  • Declaration of employment at SWPS University as the primary place of work.

Specific RequirementsOptional:

  • Participation in the implementation of national and international grants (as principal investigator and/or collaborator);
  • Scientific publications in the field of educational psychology, clinical psychology, or social psychology;
  • Experience gained through work at foreign universities;
  • Experience in organising scientific conferences;
  • Interest in new technologies in education.

Languages POLISH Level ExcellentLanguages ENGLISH Level ExcellentAdditional InformationBenefitsWe offer:

  • Employment based on a full-time employment contract;
  • Salary ranging from PLN6300 to 8300 gross;
  • Work at the Faculty of Psychology in Warsaw, one of the best in Poland (category A+, PKA rating);
  • Bonuses for publications;
  • Opportunity to join group insurance on preferential terms;
  • Support for project and research activities, including assistance in obtaining grants and partners;
  • Support in commercialising research projects and facilitating cooperation with external companies and investors with the support of the Knowledge Transfer Center and SWPS Innovations;
  • Opportunity for professional development, including enhancing teaching, project, and research skills;
  • Flexible career development paths;
  • Opportunity to work and develop in an interdisciplinary and friendly academic environment;
  • Subsidy for private medical care for the employee and favourable packages for their family;
  • Subsidy for a Multisport package and Benefit Platform;
  • Discounts on master’s and postgraduate studies for the employee and their family;
  • Discounts on language courses;
  • Contribution to creating an institutional culture that values openness, courage, and responsibility.

Eligibility criteriaFormal criteria:

  • Scientific achievements – 25% of the final assessment;
  • Teaching achievements – 60% of the final assessment;
  • Organisational and practical achievements – 15% of the final assessment;

Selection processApplications should be submitted by May 6th 2024Successful candidates will be announced on: May 21st 2024Date of commencement of work: October 1st 2024Additional commentsRequired documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae with a list of scientific, teaching, and organisational achievements (with direct reference to the qualification criteria provided above), as well as containing a description of other professional experiences and interests;
  • Copy of documents confirming the attainment of the doctoral degree.

Competition Committee:

  • Associate Professor Hanna Bednarek – Chair of the Committee;
  • Magdalena Śniegulska PhD – Member of the Committee;
  • dr Radosław Kaczan – Member of the Committee;
  • Angelika Szczuka – Member of the HR staff;
  • Anna Szewczyk – Committee Secretary.

The Competition Committee reserves the right to contact only selected candidates.For any additional information please send an email to: referring to the number 1024/WP/WWA/24.Work Location(s)Number of offers available 1 Company/Institute Faculty of Psychology in Warsaw Department of Cognitive Psychology, Development and Education Country Poland GeofieldWhere to apply WebsiteContact State/ProvinceWarszawa CityWarszawa WebsiteStreetChodakowska, 19/31 Postal Code03-815 E-Mail[email protected]STATUS: EXPIRED

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Warszawa, mazowieckie

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Thu, 11 Apr 2024 06:05:55 GMT

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