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Lecturer, Psychology

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Competitive salary
Posted Date
Jul 5, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking THREE full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure-track Lecturers in Psychology to teach in the in-person (campus immersion) undergraduate and graduate psychology programs. The anticipated start date is Spring 2023. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching statistics and/or research methods, along with expertise in one or more of the following general areas of psychology: cognitive, cultural, social, affective, developmental, biological/physiological, health, or clinical/counseling. Teaching loads for these positions are typically 12 credits per semester (a 4/4 load), with opportunities for summer teaching. Teaching represents 80% of the workload; the remaining 20% is covered by service.

About the School:

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presently in a period of expansion and innovation around new initiatives and programs in Psychology, including cognition, behavior, and information, resilience in social environments, and forensic psychology. The School is home to digital and campus immersion-based undergraduate and Master’s programs in Psychology and Forensic Psychology and a doctoral program in Law and Psychology.

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is one of the schools within ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. More information about the School can be found at and more information about the New College can be found at

ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

New College strives to uphold values of cultural and intellectual diversity and to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where all can thrive, share ideas, and pursue their goals.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Primarily teach in-person courses in relevant areas of psychology
  • Effectively teach, supervise, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students
  • Assist with program-related administrative duties
  • Engage in service activities to support the unit, college, and university


Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have:

  • A doctoral degree in Psychology or a related field by the time of appointment

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have:
  • Experience teaching in-person at the postsecondary level in the field of psychology
  • Educational background and/or research, clinical, or other experience in statistics and research methods for psychology
  • Experience teaching introductory statistics and/or research methods
  • Expertise in one or more of the following general areas of psychology: cognitive, cultural, social, affective, developmental, biological/physiological, health, or clinical/counseling
  • Demonstrated ability to teach broadly in psychology
  • Experience and demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • Experience with learning management systems such as Canvas
  • Experience developing new courses
  • Willingness to also teach in the online program, as needed
  • Experience providing mentoring to undergraduate and/or graduate students
  • Experience developing, implementing, maintaining, and evaluating curricula
  • Familiarity with training and supervising course/teaching assistants
  • Evidence of excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Application Instructions

Application Deadline:

The initial application deadline is September 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment. For assistance with your application, contact

Application Procedure:

Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all application materials to 

Applications must contain:

  • A letter of application (cover letter) that explicitly addresses the required and desired qualifications, including your academic background and prior teaching experience
  • A current curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address
  • A teaching statement, which specifically notes the three to five courses you anticipate teaching and includes a brief paragraph describing your pedagogical approach to each course
  • A statement with specific examples and indication of impact that describes how your teaching interests and experience have intersected with and/or will contribute to matters of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (position, title, e-mail, phone number); references will not be contacted during initial review and will only be contacted after candidate notification

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check and verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements - Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.


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