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Lecturer / Lecturer Sr in Psychology

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Nov 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Arizona State University is seeking an active and engaged scholar who will assist with developing and delivering the curriculum for the online Chinese-language Master of Science in Psychology program. The program was launched in Fall 2020 with the goal of providing access to graduate studies in psychology for learners located in China and other Asian countries.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure-track position with an initial appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Lecturer Sr, to start in August 2022. The Lecturer or Lecturer Sr position typically carries a teaching load of 4 courses per semester. However, the teaching load may be reduced in the first semester for onboarding and for allowing time to develop new courses. In addition, course releases are allowed if the faculty takes on administrative responsibilities related to the program.

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 resilience, forensic psychology, and behavioral data science. The School is home to online (digital-immersion) and campus-immersion undergraduate and Master’s programs in Psychology and Forensic Psychology, and a doctoral program in Law and Psychology.

 The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is one of the schools within ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. More information about the School can be found at and more information about the New College can be found at

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:

 Teaching in the M.S. Psychology Online Program with administrative duties as needed:

 Create instructional materials in simplified Chinese

  • Teach psychology courses and assist students in Mandarin
  • Translate course materials from English into simplified Chinese as needed
  • Effectively teach, supervise, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students
  • Assist with program-related administrative duties
  • Engage in service activities to support the unit, college, and university


Required Qualifications:

 The successful candidate must:

 Be fluent in Mandarin (simplified Chinese) and English

  • Have a doctoral degree in Psychology or a related field by the time of appointment
  • A record reflecting experience teaching at the postsecondary level in the field of psychology

 Desired Qualifications:  

 Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Experience developing and teaching online courses at the undergraduate or graduate level
  • Experience with online learning platforms such as Canvas
  • Demonstrated ability to teach broadly in psychology
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students
  • Familiarity with training and supervising teaching assistants
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills
  • Educational background in: Cognitive, Developmental, or Social Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods
  • Administrative experience related to managing academic programs
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students.

Application Instructions

Application Deadline:

 The initial application deadline is December 15, 2021, 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. Please submit all application materials to

 Applications must contain:

  • Letter of application, which explicitly addresses your academic background and prior teaching experience, especially in the online environment and in Chinese
  • Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address
  • Teaching statement, which specifically notes the three to five courses you anticipate teaching and includes a brief paragraph describing your approach to each course
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness – e.g., student evaluations, syllabi, peer observation, annual evaluations, etc. 
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • Names and contact information for three references (references will not be contacted during initial review and will only be contacted after candidate notification).
  • 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.

 COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements - Under the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, ASU expects all employees, including new hires, to be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation.  Proof of vaccination will be required by

December 8, 2021.  For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.

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.

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