Adjunct Instructor, Psychology
Main Campus - Boston, MAMain Campus - Boston, MA2 Locations
Overview of Simmons
Located in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston, Simmons has a
strong tradition of empowering women and of challenging traditional
gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher
education institutions to focus on preparing women to become
leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a
women-centered undergraduate program, with graduate programs open
to all. As a University committed to diversity, equity, and
inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work
with students across a broad range of social and personal
identities and perspectives. We particularly encourage applications
from members of underrepresented groups.
The Adjunct Instructor is responsible for the academic success of
students enrolled in a campus-based course in accordance with
program and course objectives and course syllabi. Each adjunct
instructor should be highly knowledgeable about the subject matter
for their assigned course, and maintain expertise in the subject
area. The adjunct instructor is expected to actively monitor and
track individual student progress and provide support and direction
as needed, both during the class and outside of class as needed and
Brief Overview of type of faculty position we are seeking to
The Department of Psychology at Simmons University seeks adjunct
instructors to teach Biological Psychology with lab (PSYC
201/201L), Seminar in Neuroscience (NB 347), and/or Drugs &
Behavior (PSYC 244) during the Spring 2024 semester; service dates
are January 16th to May 11th, 2024. Classes will be held in person.
Instructors are also expected to be available to meet with students
for office hours, either through video/zoom calls or in person, as
PSYC 201 Biological Psychology (with lab)
Considers some of the ways behavior and experience are related to
biological processes. Classroom and laboratory topics include brain
structure and function, drugs and addiction, brain damage, sleep
and consciousness, stress, memory and amnesia, and mental illness.
Includes lectures and laboratory sessions.
PSYC 244 Drugs and Behavior
Explores the psychological, biological, and societal factors that
influence drug use. Focuses on the neurochemical bases of drug
action and the experimental paradigms used in studying the
behavioral effects of drugs. Topics include illegal and legal
drugs, including medications for mental illness.
NB 347 Seminar in Neuroscience
Addresses current topics through readings, presentations,
activities. Normally open only to senior Neuroscience &
The adjunct instructor will be responsible
for lecturing and leading in weekly class discussions. For
Biological Psychology (PSYC 201), the adjunct will also be
responsible for running laboratory sessions.
Required Application Materials:
- Master's degree required; Ph.D. preferred.
- Teaching experience is preferred, at either the college or high
Interested candidates should
submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching
philosophy (optional), and contact information for at least two
Please contact the department chair, Sarah Martin, at firstname.lastname@example.org
you have any questions.
The courses and materials relating hereto, in whatever form,
offered by Simmons University are and shall remain the sole and
exclusive property of Simmons University. All models, curricula,
programs, materials and systems designed or developed by faculty
engaged by Simmons University in connection with the teaching such
courses shall be and remain the sole and exclusive property of
Instructions to Applicants
: Please upload all
applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter,
writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application
Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application.
Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document
Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all
aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university
committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages
applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is
committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing
inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all
positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a
consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal
opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a
more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.
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