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Lecturer of Psychology (Non-Tenure Track)

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Aug 29, 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 Department of Psychology at Old Dominion University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer of Psychology position. All applicants must hold a PhD in Psychology or provide evidence that the PhD will be completed prior to July 2023.


Duties include teaching four courses per semester in support of our on-campus undergraduate degree program, undergraduate advising/mentoring, and departmental service. Preference will be given to applicants with the interest, qualifications, and/or experience to teach and develop courses in the following areas: Introduction to Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Developmental Changes (e.g. lifespan development, child, adolescent, atypical child development), Personality and Social Processes and Diversity. 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, more than 1,400 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 Master’s degree in Psychology and Ph.D. concentrations 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 classified as a very high research activity (R1) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions.  Old Dominion University is 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

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.

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), teaching statement, evidence of teaching experience or training (e.g., student opinion surveys, example syllabi, and/or professional development experiences), unofficial graduate transcripts, contact information for three professional references, and three letters of reference (letters will be solicited from references automatically by the application tracking system) Application materials should be submitted at Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

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