Lecturer Pool in Psychology University of California at San Diego, Psychology Department United States

Lecturer Pool (2017-2018)

  • Social Sciences - PSYCHOLOGY



Open date: November 21st, 2016
Last review date: September 1st, 2017

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: November 21st, 2017

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.



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
for teaching throughout the 2017-2018 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 (200 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
Social Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Behavioral Neuroscience
Social Cognition
Behavior Modification
Social Psychology & Medicine
Psychological Disorders of Childhood
Brain Damage and Mental Functions
Illusions and the Brain
Impulse Control Disorders
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
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
Lab/ Educational Research and Outreach
Lab/Clinical Psychology Research
Learning and Motivation
Lab/Operant Psychology
Logic of Perception
Human Behavior Laboratory
Evolution and Human Nature
Psychology of Consciousness
Tests and Measurement


General Duties

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 December 1, 2016; the posting will remain open for the duration of
the year to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants.

To be considered, applicants must submit the following documents electronically via UCSD's applicant
tracking system.


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)


Applications should be submitted here: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01279


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard



San Diego, CA



More information about this recruitment: http://psychology.ucsd.edu/about/jobs.html





  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - preferably teaching evaluations

  • Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)



3-5 references required (contact information only)



  1. Create an ApplicantID

  2. Provide required information and documents

  3. If any, provide required reference information

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