Psychology Lecturer

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 14, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychology at Old Dominion University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer of Psychology position beginning July 25, 2021.

Duties include instructing four courses per semester in support of our on-campus undergraduate degree program, undergraduate advising/mentoring, and departmental service. Opportunities for online teaching may also be available.


All applicants must hold a PhD in Psychology or provide evidence that the PhD will be completed prior to July 2021.

Preference will be given to applicants with the interest, qualifications, and/or experience to teach and develop courses for one or more of our core undergraduate curriculum areas: Introduction to Psychology, Methods and Statistics, Biological Bases and Cognition (e.g., physiological psychology), Personality and Social Processes (e.g., social psychology), or Developmental Changes (e.g., lifespan development). Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated excellence, or potential for excellence, in teaching. 


Old Dominion University’s (ODU) Department of Psychology is in the College of Sciences and includes 31 full-time faculty members, approximately 1,200 undergraduate majors, and 75 students in our graduate programs. In addition to participation in the Virginia Consortium PhD Program in Clinical Psychology, the department offers a terminal Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology and Ph.D. degrees in Health, Human Factors, and Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Faculty research is currently funded by a diverse portfolio of funders. The ODU Department of Psychology has a rich tradition of collaboration among faculty in research, teaching, and management of our department.

Old Dominion University is located in the Hampton Roads area on the Chesapeake Bay in southeastern Virginia. The area is a regional center for military, medical, and scholarly research. Old Dominion University is also home to the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center which focuses on the use of modeling and simulation technologies for research, education, and economic development. Other local institutions that have a history of research collaboration with the department include: Eastern Virginia Medical School, NASA-Langley Research Center, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Norfolk State University, and the Human Performance Center of the US Navy. For more information about the department, visit

All applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita (including a list of courses taught and preferred potential courses within the applicant’s areas of expertise and training), contact information for three professional references, teaching statement, unofficial graduate transcripts and evidence of teaching experience or training (e.g., student opinion surveys, example syllabi, and/or professional development experiences). Application materials should be submitted at . Applications will be reviewed beginning December 7, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. 

Old Dominion University and the College of Sciences are committed to inclusive excellence, recognizing that diversity enhances and enriches our educational mission, employment experience, and community engagement. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.