The Psychology Department is committed to creating an inclusive environment, one that is supportive of all individuals, regardless of background, and to nurturing and developing that talent. We are committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and we welcome applicants whose experiences have prepared them to contribute to this commitment.
The Department of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego, is generating an applicant pool of qualified visiting instructors (Lecturer title series) to teach courses in the Department of Psychology, on a temporary basis should an opening arise. Applicants will be selected from this pool throughout the 2016-2017 academic year ). The number of positions varies from academic term to academic term, depending on the needs of the Psychology Department. Positions typically start at the beginning of an academic quarter, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, performance and the Department's mandate to maintain intellectual diversity.
Appointments for fall quarter are usually reviewed as early as the preceding January and as late as September. Appointments for winter quarter are usually reviewed as early as May and June and as late as December. Appointments for spring quarter are usually reviewed as early as October and November and as late as March.
Teaching Responsibilities We are seeking outstanding visiting lecturers who can teach large courses (300 or more students) in the subject areas listed below:
Lower Division (freshmen and sophomores) (Introduction to) Psychology General Psychology: Biological Foundations General Psychology: Cognitive Foundations General Psychology: Behavioral Foundations General Psychology: Social Foundations General Psychology: Developmental Foundations Introduction to Statistics Research Methods in Psychology
Upper Division (juniors and seniors) Clinical Psychology Developmental Psychology Sensory Neuroscience Mechanisms of Animal Behavior Social Psychology Cognitive Psychology Behavioral Neuroscience Honors Research Methods Social Cognition Psychology of Consciousness Gender Psychology of Language Tests & Measurement Conceptions of Intelligence Behavior Modification Social Psychology & Medicine Psychological Disorders of Childhood Adolescence Illusions and the Brain Impulse Control Disorders Parenting Criminology Psychology of Emotion
We are also seeking outstanding visiting lecturers who can teach small classes (~150 students or fewer) in the subject areas listed below:
Upper Division Honors Research Methods Clinical Assessment and Treatment Clinical Neuropsychology Psychology of Reading Psychology of Language Cognitive Development in Infancy Social Psychology & Medicine Industrial/Organizational Psychology History of Psychology
In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include (but are not limited to) managing Teaching Assistants, holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website. Those teaching large courses are expected to work with, meet with, and mentor graduate student Teaching Assistants.
Minimum Basic Qualifications
The minimum qualifications required to be considered an applicant for the position include a PhD or equivalent in Psychology or a related field by the start date of service and relevant distinguished teaching experience to a diverse undergraduate student body.
The salary per course will be based on a minimum annual salary of $52,099 for six (6) large courses.
Review of applications will begin on August 01, 2016; the posting will remain open for the duration of the year to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants.
Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae Statement of Teaching Philosophy Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (preferably teaching evaluations) Diversity statement summarizing past or potential contributions to diversity (see http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html for further information) Three references (contact information only)
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
San Diego, CA
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - Latest teaching evaluation
Contributions to Diversity Description - Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Transcript - Include a transcript if your degree is from outside of Psychology (Optional)
Misc / Additional (Optional)
3-5 references required (contact information only)
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