Part-time Psychology Instructor Drugs & Behavior
The Social Sciences/Psychology Program in the School of
Humanities, Education, Justice & Social Sciences at Lasell
University is seeking a part-time Psychology faculty member to a
class in Drugs & Behavior
Our program offers majors in Psychology and Sociology with a focus
on combining professional skill development with a strong grounding
in the liberal arts and a commitment to infusing diversity, social
justice, and inclusion in the curriculum.
This is an in-person class that is already scheduled for Mondays
and Wednesdays 12:30 - 1:45; availability for that time-slot on
campus is required.
The course examines the
relationship between drugs and behavior, including evidence about
the effects of drugs on the brain. Several classes of drugs,
including chemically or psychologically addictive substances,
psychoactive and therapeutic agents, as well as recreational drugs,
are examined. Drug use is related to psychological variables such
as personality structure and interpersonal relationships, and
theories of addictive processes and factors influencing drug use
are examined, as are treatment strategies.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Provide instruction for all sessions of assigned courses
utilizing the college philosophy of connected learning.
- Provide a syllabus and course outline to students that clearly
communicates course learning outcomes.
- Align some course assignments with departmental and college
core curriculum goals learning goals and provide student work
samples for college assessment purposes (sample assignments
- Maintain office hours each week and timely communications with
students via email and phone
- Incorporate Canvas (online learning platform) into the
- Keep accurate records of student progress (grades) and complete
mid-semester and final grade reports.
A willingness to incorporate the college's Connected Learning
Philosophy into the course as well as a master's degree in a
related field are required (doctoral degree preferred).
Career-relevant experience such as research and/or statistics is a
plus. Some of these courses are part of our general education core
curriculum in addition to major requirements; thus, the successful
candidate will have experience teaching students from a variety of
majors and be willing to collaborate with other instructors on core
curriculum and major-specific learning goals. Familiarity with
Canvas or other learning management systems a plus.
As an institution, Lasell is committed to creating an
intellectually enriching and inclusive educational environment. We
are dedicated to enhancing our employees' intercultural competence
and sensitivity in fulfilling their roles and interacting with
students and employees who are broadly diverse with regard to
various aspects of identity, such as race, ethnicity, ability
status, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity
and expression, nationality, and religion. Candidates who share
this commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion on
our campus are encouraged to apply.
Cover letters should specify which course(s) the applicant is
available to teach.
Interested candidates should upload a letter of interest, resume
and the information of three (3) references using the forms below.
Review of resumes will begin immediately, and applications will be
accepted until the position is filled. Lasell University requires
all employees to be vaccinated and to provide the documentation
upon the start of employment. Lasell also provides individuals the
opportunity to request a medical or religious exemption.
Lasell University is committed to equal opportunity in every
aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its
policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to
every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color
of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic
predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a
victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and
classes under Federal and State Laws and executive
To apply, visit https://www.lasell.edu/discover-lasell/employment/faculty-positions/part-time-psychology-instructor-%E2%80%93-drugs-and-behavior.html