Junior Lecturer

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University ( http://pbs.jhu.edu ) invites applications for a full-time Junior Lecturer. This position will contribute to the department’s educational mission by providing Teaching Assistant support for faculty-taught undergraduate-level courses. The anticipated annual course load is eight courses during the academic year (four courses per semester) and may include a variety of content areas including research methods, research design, and data analysis/statistics for experimental psychology. Duties will likely include leading smaller

course discussion sections, grading, and assisting students in-office hours. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary and faculty benefits options including health and retirement plan participation. The preferred start date is January 2022.

Previous graduate-level coursework (or equivalent) in statistics and research methods is required. While a Master’s degree is preferred, we will also consider candidates holding a Bachelor’s degree if they have a strong foundation in statistics and/ or research methods. Review of applications will begin immediately. Appointment is for a one-year term and is renewable.

Johns Hopkins is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching (90%)
  • Serve as Primary Teaching Assistant for eight courses per year (4/4 load) in any subfield or pre-requisite courses of psychology.
  • Maintain flexibility in course offerings based on department needs (filling in for faculty on leave) and undergraduate student demand.
  • Maintain a level of teaching excellence based on peer review and student evaluations.
Administration (5%)
  • Attend any requisite department undergraduate/graduate program coordinator meetings.
Research and Professional (5%)
  • Maintain scholarly excellence by participating in department and KSAS seminars and workshops.
  • Maintain scholarly profile by attending and presenting at national and international conferences.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or related field.
  • One year of experience teaching at the undergraduate level (may substitute TAing or other teaching experience).
  • Graduate-level coursework in statistics and research methods (additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula).
Preferred Qualifications
  • Established record of teaching excellence.
  • Teaching portfolio of extensive teaching record (2+ years).
  • Master’s degree or PhD in Psychology or related discipline.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills, with the ability to clearly relay information among faculty, staff, and students, and to recognize different modes of communication with different parties.
  • Strong detail oriented, organizational, administrative, project management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to navigate ambiguous and confidential situations.
  • In depth knowledge of University academic policies and procedures, and the ability to interpret and communicate policies and processes related to students.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively.
  • Proven ability to assess priorities, with the ability to respond quickly to changing needs and balance competing responsibilities.
  • Ability to exhibit a manner of professional behavior that will promote positive interactions between faculty, staff, students and external clients, and enhance the public image of the University.
Candidates should submit a cover letter that addresses their interest in and qualifications for this position, a current curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts as appropriate, and the names and contact information for at least three references.

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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