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Department of Psychology, Full-Time Lecturer- Biological Psychology

Employer
California State University, San Bernardino
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 6, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Department of Psychology, Full-Time Lecturer- Biological Psychology
California State University, San Bernardino



Job No: 510607
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Behavioral Sciences, Temporary, Full Time California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB's ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.

JOB SUMMARY

The Department of Psychology at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in biological psychology. The successful candidate will have the expertise to teach courses in various areas of “biopsychology” (e.g., psychopharmacology, human neuroscience, behavioral genetics … etc.). We seek candidates with proven teaching ability at the undergraduate level and potential for excellence in graduate teaching. Fully qualified candidates will have the ability to teach students of diverse cultural backgrounds. The preferred start date for the position is August 17, 2022. A Master's degree in biological psychology, behavioral neuroscience, experimental psychology, or a related area is required. Individuals with a doctorate in one of these areas are encouraged to apply.

TYPICAL ACTIVITIES

The normal load for full-time lecturers is five courses for each of two semesters per year. Examples of possible courses for this position include biological psychology, brain and behavior, behavioral neuroscience, learning and motivation, drugs and behavior, developmental psychobiology, and neuropsychiatric disorders. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in-person, but the position may also include online or hybrid courses. University service is not expected for this position, but if the opportunity arises, participation in an appropriate service activity can substitute for a course assignment. Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's or Doctoral Degree in Biological Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Experimental Psychology, or related area in hand by time of appointment.

  • Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.

  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Doctoral degree in Biological Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Experimental Psychology, or related area in hand by time of appointment.

    • Experience teaching at the undergraduate level at a comprehensive university.

    • Experience advising and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds, non-traditional students, and first-generation students

    Evidence of scholarly activity, publication, and innovation is valued. Evidence of exemplary graduate-level teaching and leadership experience at program level is preferred and should be noted in application.

    SPECIAL CONDITIONS

    The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

    Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with CSUSB. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: CSUSB cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

    Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that CSUSB has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to CSUSB or individuals in the university community.

    For health and well-being, CSUSB is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

    ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

    The Department of Psychology is one of the largest departments at CSUSB, with 25 full-time and 22 part-time faculty, 105 graduate students, and 2000 undergraduates. The department offers one undergraduate major in Psychology with three formal concentrations - General Psychology, Biological Psychology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. In addition, the department houses three master's programs: Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Psychological Science, and

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology. In its annual list of America's Best Colleges, USNEWS and World Report recognizes psychology as one of CSUSB's highly respected academic departments. To find out more about the Department of Psychology please visit our website: https://www.csusb.edu/psychology

    For more information regarding the position, please contact:

    Recruitment Chair

    Dr. Cynthia Crawford

    (909) 537-7416

    ccrawfor@csusb.edu

    Department Chair

    Dr. Christina Hassija

    909-537-5481 chasija@csusb.edu

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit:

    1. Curriculum Vitae

    2. Cover Letter

    3. A statement of your teaching interest/philosophy

    4. If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.

    5. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).

    6. Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation. Confidential letters of recommendation will be solicited from those listed as references on the application if the applicant is moved forward in the recruitment process. Non-confidential letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the applicant during the application process.

    7. Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).

    Formal review of applications will begin April 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

    If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply by using this CSU Recruit hyperlink at:

    https://secure.dc4.pageuppeople.com/apply/873/gateway/Default.aspx?c=apply&sJobIDs=510607&SourceTypeID=803&sLanguage=en-us

    Salary is commensurate with experience.

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

    California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

    This position may be “Designated” under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:
    https://www.csusb.edu/human-resources/current-employees/employee-relations/conflict-interest



    To view full description and to apply, visit: https://www.csusb.edu


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