What’s New in the Psychology Department
The UIS Cox Children’s Center (posted December 11, 2013)
The UIS Cox Children’s Center is currently looking to hire a few individuals for the spring semester who have an interest in working in a career with children and families. They will also be looking for individuals who will be living in Springfield and available to work over the summer. The Center is a resource for university students, faculty, staff, alumni and community clients. Their programs are designed to provide early childhood care and education for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. During the academic year they enroll children ages 6 weeks to 5. In the summer, they add a school age summer camp for those ages 5-12. The Center also serves as a site for practicum experiences for university students seeking hands-on learning in the field of early childhood education. The Center is an NAEYC accredited program and that also holds a Star Level 3 certification through INCCRRA-both of these agencies being associated with high quality programs. The Center has full-time teachers that work with the children and also hires part-time UIS students to assist the teachers in their daily work with children and families. If interested, please apply for the Child Care Assistant position on the Career Connect website.
The Autism Program Therapy Assistant (posted December 9, 2013)
The Hope Institute for Children and Families in the future seeks to hire a part-time therapist to provide direct on-site therapy under the supervision of licensed/certified clinicians with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for The Autism Program (TAP). The Autism Program Service Network includes over 30 organizations, and twelve training and service centers. Essential functions of this position will be to teach children with ASD using principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Qualified candidates must have a positive attitude and a desire to learn!
The Hope Institute offers competitive hourly rates as well as the opportunity to encourage and enhance an environment that promotes independent living for the youth we serve.
Qualified candidates, please submit resume to:
The Hope Institute for Children and Families
Attn: Human Resources; TAP
15 East Hazel Dell Lane; Springfield, IL 62712
Brain Dissection Lab
Students in Dr. David Towers’ Introduction to Biopsychology course had the opportunity to dissect sheep brains, which are very similar to human brains. Students typically do not have this kind of opportunity until they get to graduate school. Dr. Towers and Dr. Reminger put this lab together with the assistance of several faculty in the biology and chemisty departments.
Studying cancer’s impact on the brain
University of Illinois Springfield Assistant Professor of Psychology Sheryl Reminger studies the impact of cancer on the brain.
The impact of stereotypes on Asian Americans
Dr. Frances Shen, assistant professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois Springfield researches the impact of stereotypes on Asian Americans.
We are planning a seminar focused on the graduate school application process (we’ll post a time and location soon). We will do a brief presentation and take your questions. If you have questions like these then you should plan to attend:
- How can I improve my changes of getting in?
- What degree do I need (M.A., Ph.D., Psy.D., or M.D.)?
- What are schools looking for in my appliation materials?
- How do I write a personal statement?
- What is the GRE (Graduate Record Exam)?
Job Openings: Part-Time Instructors
Openings for part-time instructors occur on a semester-by-semester and as-needed basis. Qualified individuals interested in part-time teaching opportunities within the Psychology Program at UIS may submit a letter of interest to:
University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza, MS UHB-3144
Springfield, IL 62703-5407