Junior Lecturer

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 8, 2022

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The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University ( http://pbs.jhu.edu ) seeks to hire two individuals for the rank of full-time Junior Lecturer. The Junior Lecturers will contribute to the department’s educational mission by serving as professional teaching assistants (TA) for courses taught by faculty. The Junior Lecturers will not be responsible for developing or teaching courses on their own but instead will provide support to existing courses. Duties will likely include grading, managing online course materials, assisting with course organization, leading smaller course discussion sections, and supporting student learning in office hours. The anticipated course load is eight undergraduate courses during the academic year (four per semester). The courses will include a variety of introductory and upper-level psychology courses with a likely focus on courses in clinical and applied psychology, social and personality psychology, and/or research methods and statistics.

The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary and faculty benefits options including health and retirement plan participation. The preferred start date is Fall 2022.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Rebecca Swisdak, Administrative Manager, via email at rswisdak@jhu.edu.


While a Master’s degree is preferred, we will also consider candidates holding a Bachelor's degree who have exceptionally strong coursework and research experience. Detailed qualifications include:

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or related field
  • One year of experience teaching at the undergraduate level (may substitute TA or other teaching experience)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Established record of teaching excellence
  • At least one year of teaching experience
  • Graduate-level coursework in psychology or a related field; coursework in statistics and research methods is especially desirable.
  • Master's or doctoral degree in Psychology or a related discipline.
Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to relay information clearly and professionally among faculty, staff, and students
  • Exhibits professional behavior that will promote positive interactions between faculty, staff, and students
  • Strong organizational, administrative, project management, and problem-solving skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to navigate ambiguous and confidential situations
  • Ability to work proactively and independently
  • Proven ability to assess priorities, balance competing responsibilities, and respond quickly to changing needs
Application Instructions

Candidates should submit a cover letter that addresses their interest in and qualifications for this position, a current curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts as appropriate, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Teaching evaluations are optional, but not required, for candidates who have previous teaching experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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