College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Department of Psychology in Mercer University's College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a Lecturer
position to start August of 2023. We are seeking someone who can
teach in the area of Biopsychology/Neuroscience, broadly defined.
This may include courses in Biopsychology, Drugs and Behavior,
Sensation and Perception, Learning, and/or Cognitive Psychology.
The ability to teach other generalist courses (e.g., Introduction
to Psychology, Research Methods & Statistics,) is needed. As
the second-largest major in the College, we are seeking a colleague
with demonstrated excellence in teaching and a commitment to
serving a diverse student population.
Teaching loads are determined per contractual agreement but the
standard teaching load for lecturers is 27 semester hours per
academic year at the undergraduate-level, which translates as 4-5
courses per semester with usually no more than three preps. In
cases where advising or other administrative duties are
contractually assigned, a corresponding reduction in teaching load
is offered. Responsibilities include teaching and departmental
service; lecturer appointments do not carry expectations of
A Master's degree from an accredited college/university in
Biopsychology, Neuroscience, or a related field with demonstrated
connections to Biopsychology is required. Candidates with a Ph.D.
and/or prior teaching experience are preferred.
Mercer University is a private university distinguished by its
commitment to teaching, empowering and inspiring its students to
create, discover, and serve. The university offers rigorous
programs to more than 8,700 students enrolled in schools of liberal
arts and sciences, engineering, music, business, law, pharmacy,
medicine, nursing, health professions, education, theology, and
professional advancement. The highly selective, residential,
undergraduate-only College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enrolls
over 1,900 students. Among first-year students in 2022, 27% are 1st
generation college students, 33% are Pell-eligible, and 52% are
Black/African American, Asian, or Hispanic/Latinx. The College,
which hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, is dedicated to
cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialog, and
responsible citizenry. It is located in the historic city of Macon,
Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural and commercial
hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta.
Mercer's Department of Psychology has 9 faculty members, offers
both B.A. and B.S. degrees, and has the second-largest major in
CLAS with over 180 majors. In addition, Psychology and Biology
faculty formed an interdisciplinary Neuroscience program, which has
more than 100 majors.
For additional information about Mercer and the position, please
contact the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Dorothy Buchli at
email@example.com or consult the following websites:
Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful
completion of a criminal background check.
Commensurate with experience
CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy,
Optional: Evaluations (Other)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates should access http://jobs.mercer.edu to complete a
brief online application and attach (1) Cover letter, (2) current
CV, (3) statement of teaching philosophy including candidate's
approach to teaching a diverse student population, (4) contact
information for at least three professional references.
Optional: If you have prior student or peer evaluations or
sample syllabi, please include in the Other documents section.
Finalists will send, upon request, unofficial graduate
transcripts (redact any personal or private identifying information
including, but not limited to: social security number, birthdate,
race or gender, before submitting) and three confidential letters
of recommendation that specifically address teaching ability
directly to Dr. Dorothy Buchli at firstname.lastname@example.org. The
successful candidate must submit official transcripts prior to
employment. Review of applications will begin immediately and will
continue until the position is filled.
Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community
and encourages applications from individuals with varied
experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.
COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call
staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to
have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious
exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide
their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical
or religious exemption by the University before their first day of