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Lecturer of Psychology

Sam Houston State University
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 6, 2022
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Position Information

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position Title
Lecturer of Psychology



FLSA status

Hiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Category

Position Type
Full-Time Non-Tenure Track

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dept of Psychology and Philosophy

Open Date


Refer Applicants To

Contact Name
Dr. Jeffrey Anastasi


Search Committee Chair
Box 2447
Huntsville, TX 77341

Contact Phone

Contact Email

Position Details

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The Department of Psychology and Philosophy in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a Full-Time Lecturer to begin in the Fall 2023 semester. The ideal candidate for this position will be responsible for teaching various experimental courses at the undergraduate level. These courses include but are not limited to research methods, statistics, cognition, learning, physiological, or social psychology.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and, inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. We are particularly interested in a colleague who enjoys teaching undergraduate students, has experience in teaching different populations, and brings a collegial spirit to the work place.

Educational Requirements for the Position

Candidates must at least have a Master’s degree in Psychology, although a preference will be given for candidates with a Doctoral degree in Psychology from an accredited University prior to the start date. Candidates must have at least a Master’s degree conferred by the start date of the position.

Experience Required for the Position

Candidates are expected to have previous experience and education in statistics and research methods. An additional area of specialty for teaching at the undergraduate level is welcome, but there is potential need for individuals with training/experience in physiological or social psychology. Instructors with training and/or experience in online instruction are encouraged to apply, although the primary teaching responsibilities are expected to be for face-to-face instruction.

Instructors with training and/or experience in online instruction are encouraged to apply, although the primary teaching responsibilities are expected to be for face-to-face instruction. Additional duties for this position are as follows:

· Teach 6-8 undergraduate courses per academic year (with a possibility of teaching additional courses during the summer, if desired, and the potential for teaching graduate courses if candidate meets the qualifications to do so.)
· Present a working knowledge of relevant curricula
· Mentor undergraduate students, as appropriate

· Help to establish an online presence, as necessary
· Participate in service and collaborate in research across department, college, and university levels.

Other skills that are expected from a qualified candidate include, but are not limited to: ability to be a team member, commitment to student success, and excellent verbal/written/organizational skills.

Other Requirements for the Position

Sam Houston State University is located in Huntsville, TX in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas approximately one-hour North of the ethnically and culturally diverse Houston metropolitan area. SHSU is classified as a “Doctoral Professional University” by the Carnegie Commission of Higher Education. Sam Houston State University is seeking culturally and academically diverse faculty committed to fostering a lifelong learning environment.

The application will require the following materials:

· A cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in Sam Houston State University and potential contributions to the Department of Psychology and Philosophy
· A statement addressing how the applicant addresses the needs of a diverse student body in the classroom and beyond; please see the following facts about the campus community:
· A statement describing the applicant’s philosophy and methods of teaching
· Curriculum vitae
· Three letters of recommendation.
· A list of three references. References will not be contacted until the applicant has given approval.
· Transcripts for all graduate education. Applicants may submit unofficial transcripts for initial screening; however, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required for credential review prior to hiring.

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Additional application materials may be requested throughout the consideration process.

Special Instructions Summary

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • SHSU Recruiter
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Transcripts
  5. Reference Contact Information
  6. Diversity & Inclusion Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3

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