Lecturer in Psychology for Online Programs

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure-track Lecturer in Psychology to teach in the digital immersion (online) undergraduate and graduate psychology programs with a start date in August 2022. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in Statistics and Research Methods; Social Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Neuropsychology; Health Psychology; Positive Psychology; and/or Clinical Psychology. Teaching loads for these positions are typically 12 credits per semester (a 4/4 load), with the possibility of summer teaching. In addition to teaching, lecturers must commit to providing service to the program, school, and university as part of their workload.

About the School:

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presently in a period of expansion and innovation around new initiatives and programs in Psychology, including behavioral data science, resilience, and forensic psychology. The School is home to online (digital immersion) and campus immersion-based undergraduate and Master’s programs in Psychology and Forensic Psychology and a doctoral program in Law and Psychology. The online venue for these programs currently serves over 5000 students from highly diverse backgrounds.

ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

New College strives to uphold values of cultural and intellectual diversity and to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where all can thrive, share ideas, and pursue their goals.


Essential Functions of the Position:

Curriculum development, teaching, and service are the essential functions of the Lecturer position.

  • Create engaging and accessible instructional materials for online undergraduate and graduate psychology courses
  • Effectively teach, supervise, and mentor online undergraduate and graduate students
  • Engage in service activities to support the unit, college, and university



Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate must:

a) Have a doctoral degree in Psychology or a related field by the time of appointment

b) Have a record reflecting experience teaching at the postsecondary level in the field of psychology


Desired Qualifications:  

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

a) At least 2 years of experience developing and teaching online courses at the undergraduate or graduate level, with evidence of teaching excellence
b) Experience with online learning platforms such as Canvas
c) Demonstrated ability to teach broadly in psychology
d) Experience mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students
e) Familiarity with training and supervising teaching assistants
f) Evidence of excellent communication skills
g) Experience working successfully with a diverse student population, including international students and non-traditional students
h) Evidence of teaching, mentoring, or service activities that promote diversity, inclusion, social justice, and equity
i) Educational background and/or research or clinical experience in one or more of the following: Statistics and Research Methods; Social Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Neuropsychology; Health Psychology; Positive Psychology; and/or Clinical Psychology.


Application Instructions

Application Deadline: 

The initial application deadline is December 1st at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment. 

Application Procedure:

Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Apply at: http://apply.interfolio.com/96335

Applications must contain:

  • Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications;
  • Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address;
  • One-page statement of teaching philosophy;
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness – e.g., student evaluations, syllabi, peer observation, annual evaluations, etc.; 
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts;
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number); full letters of reference are not requested upon application;
  • A statement with specific examples and indication of impact that describes how your teaching interests and experience have intersected with and/or will contribute to matters of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.


ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

(See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf  You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.



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