Lecturer, Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Florida, United States
Competitive Salary
Apr 21, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Psychology Department at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a nine-month, non-tenure earning Lecturer position. This position, located on the university’s Orlando campus, will support the Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology programs with a primary emphasis in our I/O M.S. program and additional teaching in the Psychology B.S. program. Based on current workload policy, duties will include teaching a 4/4 load of face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses and service in support of the program and the department in general.

A doctorate degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or closely related disciplines such as Business Management, from an accredited institution by the time of employment is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in successful graduate and undergraduate teaching of I/O psychology courses (e.g., motivation, job analysis, personnel, research methods, statistics). We are interested in candidates who can develop and coordinate applied or consulting opportunities for students.

Additionally, we are especially interested in an individual who can contribute through their teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of our academic community and foster an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.

The Industrial/Organizational M.S. program is one of the longest-running and successful graduate programs at UCF and provides students with training that is consistent with the scientist-practitioner model and prepares graduates for careers in consulting or research through non-thesis and thesis tracks. Graduates have been employed at Army Research Institutes, Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte, NASA, PDRI, Siemens and other organizations, as well as academic institutions such as Clemson University, Johns Hopkins University, Rice University, the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, and the University of South Florida, among many others. The Psychology Department at UCF has 56 full-time faculty members and represents a breadth of psychology with Ph.D. programs in Clinical Psychology, Human Factors & Cognitive Psychology, and I/O Psychology, and master’s programs in Clinical Psychology and in I/O. Similarly, the department allows undergraduate students to pursue one of six specialized tracks (Clinical Psychology, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Human Factors, Experimental Psychology, Neuroscience, and General). Psychology is one of the most popular majors at UCF, with over 4,500 undergraduate majors and 150+ graduate students. We emphasize critical thinking, strong written and oral communication skills, and professional development.

The College of Sciences (COS) houses most of the university’s natural, computational, and social sciences in eight departments, two schools, and eleven centers. The college’s programs play a key role in advancing UCF as a national research university that is determined to help students from all backgrounds achieve success. For more information, visit https://sciences.ucf.edu/.

Compensation for the 9-month appointment is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications, and a promotion path from Lecturer to Associate Lecturer and Senior Lecturer is provided (for more information, visit Promotion (ucf.edu)). UCF, located in Orlando, Florida, is classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation. With a diverse student body of more than 72,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country. The university offers more than 200-degree programs. UCF is committed to diversity and was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2019. For more information, visit http://www.ucf.edu.

To be considered you must apply online at Jobs at UCF- Details - Lecturer, Industrial/Organizational Psychology (job number 500248) and attach the following materials:
• Cover letter.
• Candidate’s current curriculum vitae.
• A teaching philosophy statement (no more than 3 pages, 12-point Times New Roman), which describes the degree to which the applicant has experience and can contribute to the Industrial/Organizational Psychology M.S. program. The statement should also include evidence of teaching effectiveness, teaching interests, and describe the applicant’s experience in mentoring and educating diverse graduate and undergraduate psychology students.

Applicants must provide the names and contact information of three references as part of their online application.

Review of applicants will begin on May 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. There is a preference for this position to begin in Fall 2021 but there is flexibility to begin in Spring 2022. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Florian Jentsch (Florian.Jentsch@UCF.edu), Chair, Department of Psychology, or Dr. Victoria Pace (Victoria.Pace@UCF.edu), Chair, Search Committee.

EEO statement
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.