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Lecturer / Sr Lecturer

University of North Texas
Denton, Texas
Commensurate with experience.
Posted Date
Oct 20, 2022
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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer

Human Development and Family Science Program

Department Summary:

The Department of Educational Psychology is one of four departments in the College of Education. The College offers 12 bachelor’s degrees, 19 master’s, and 15 doctoral concentrations with over 100 faculty that provide the training and field experience needed to teach people how to live more productive lives. The Department of Educational Psychology currently offers a BS degree and two master's degrees in educational psychology and Special Education. Two PhDs are offered, one in Educational Psychology, and one in Special Education. The Educational Psychology PhD program is presently organized around three concentrations: (a) Research Methodology, Measurement, & Statistics, (b) Human Development & Family Science, (c) Gifted and Talented Education, and (d) Learning Sciences. The Special Education PhD program is organized around two concentrations: (e) Developmental Disabilities/Autism and (f) Learning Disabilities/Behavior Disorders. In addition, the Educational Psychology PhD supports concentrations in (g) Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, and (h) Sport Pedagogy and Motor Behavior in the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation.


The Department of Educational Psychology invites applications for an appointment as a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer to begin Fall 2023. The position is for an applicant with broad expertise in human development and family science (HDFS). This is a non-tenure track, multi-year appointment which is renewed annually pending satisfactory performance during an initial review period, with opportunity for multi-year contracts following that period. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and background. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the continued development and success of the department and growing the programs in HDFS through teaching and service in the department. Instructional roles may include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses. Traditional, online, and teaching at satellite sites may be required.


Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in Human Development and Family Science, Developmental Psychology, Family Science, or a closely related field, with broad expertise and the ability to teach across the HDFS area. Preferred qualifications include a doctorate earned in one of the above areas or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered if the doctorate is successfully defended prior to the start date. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven record of quality college-level teaching, academic service experience, experience creating online courses, and serving diverse populations. We particularly welcome applicants with the credentials and experience to support our Family Life Education and/or Child Life Specialist courses.

The University:

The University of North Texas is a Tier One Research University in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex – the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. This dynamic region is seeing explosive growth, demographically and economically, with several of the fastest-growing municipalities in the nation, and is host to countless excellent restaurants, parks and outdoor opportunities, cultural institutions of all types, and globally diverse populations. At almost 40,000 students, UNT is one of the nation’s largest universities, and our teacher preparation programs are among the largest in the state of Texas. Moreover, the College of Education, as the founding college of the university, enjoys respectful and collegial relationships with our colleagues across the campus.


All applicants must apply online at: (select Faculty, UNT-Educational Psychology, University of North Texas – Denton). Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. Questions regarding the position can be directed to the search committee chair: Dr. Daphne C. Harris,, (940) 565-2070.


Review of applicants will begin as early as November 15, 2022 and continue until the search is closed. Applicants are encouraged to continue to apply even after this initial date. A criminal history check and official transcripts are required before employment.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/EOE committed to diversity in its educational programs.

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