College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Department of Psychology in Mercer University's College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a Lecturer
position to start August 1, 2022. We are seeking someone who can
teach in the area of biopsychology or neuroscience, broadly
defined. This may include courses in Biopsychology, Drugs and
Behavior, Sensation and Perception, Learning, and/or Cognitive
Psychology. The ability to teach other generalist courses (e.g.,
Research Methods & Statistics, Introduction to Psychology) is a
plus. As the second-largest major in the College, we are seeking a
colleague with demonstrated excellence in teaching and a commitment
to serving a diverse student population.
Responsibilities include teaching 27 hours per academic year at
A Master's degree from an accredited college/university in
Psychology is required. Candidates with a Ph.D. and/or prior
teaching experience are preferred.
Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful
completion of a criminal background check.
Commensurate with experience
Mercer University is a private university distinguished by its
commitment to teaching, empowering and inspiring its students to
create, discover, and serve. The university offers rigorous
programs to more than 8,700 students enrolled in schools of liberal
arts and sciences, engineering, music, business, law, pharmacy,
medicine, nursing, health professions, education, theology, and
professional advancement. The highly selective, residential,
undergraduate-only College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enrolls
over 1900 students. Among the freshmen in 2021, 27% are 1st
generation college students, 36% are Pell-eligible, and 51% are
Black/African American, Asian, or Hispanic/Latinx. The College,
which hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, is dedicated to
cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialog, and
responsible citizenry. It is located in the historic city of Macon,
Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural and commercial
hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta.
For additional information about Mercer and the position, please
contact the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Dorothy Buchli at
consult the following website: http://www.mercer.edu.
(1) Cover letter, (2) current CV, (3) statement of teaching
philosophy including candidate's approach to teaching a diverse
student population, (4) contact information for at least three
Optional: If you have prior Student Evaluations, please include
in the Other documents section.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates should access http://jobs.mercer.edu to complete a
brief online application and attach the aforementioned required
Finalists will send, upon request, unofficial graduate
transcripts (redact any personal or private identifying information
including, but not limited to: social security number, birthdate,
race or gender, before submitting) and three confidential letters
of recommendation that specifically address teaching ability
directly to Dr. Dorothy Buchli at firstname.lastname@example.org. The
successful candidate must submit official transcripts prior to
employment. Review of applications will begin immediately and will
continue until the position is filled.
Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community
and encourages applications from individuals with varied
experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.
COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call
staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to
have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious
exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide
their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical
or religious exemption by the University before their first day of