Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Psychology Department is committed to creating an inclusive environment, one that is supportive of all individuals, regardless of background, and to nurturing and developing that talent. We are committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and we welcome applicants whose experiences have prepared them to contribute to this commitment.
The Department of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego, is generating an applicant pool of qualified visiting instructors (“Lecturer” title series) to teach courses in the Department of Psychology, on a temporary basis should an opening arise. Applicants will be selected from this pool for teaching throughout the 2019-2020 academic year. The number of positions varies from academic term to academic term, depending on the needs of the Psychology Department.
Positions typically start at the beginning of an academic quarter, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, performance and the Department's mandate to maintain intellectual diversity. Appointments for fall quarter are usually reviewed as early as the preceding January and as late as September. Appointments for winter quarter are usually reviewed as early as May and June and as late as December. Appointments for spring quarter are usually reviewed as early as October and November and as late as March.
We are seeking outstanding visiting lecturers who can teach large courses (200 or more students) in the subject areas listed below:
Lower Division (freshmen and sophomores):
(Introduction to) Psychology
General Psychology: Biological Foundations
General Psychology: Cognitive Foundations
General Psychology: Behavioral Foundations
General Psychology: Social Foundations
General Psychology: Developmental Foundations
Introduction to Statistics
Research Methods in Psychology
Upper Division (juniors and seniors):
Social Psychology & Medicine
Psychological Disorders of Childhood
Brain Damage and Mental Functions
Illusions and the Brain
Impulse Control Disorders
Psychology of Emotion
We are also seeking outstanding visiting lecturers who can teach small classes (~150 students or fewer) in the subject areas listed below:
Clinical Assessment and Treatment
Psychology of Reading
Psychology of Language
Cognitive Development in Infancy
Social Psychology & Medicine
History of Psychology
Lab/ Educational Research and Outreach
Lab/Clinical Psychology Research
Logic of Perception
Human Behavior Laboratory
Evolution and Human Nature
Psychology of Consciousness
Tests and Measurement
In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include (but are not limited to) managing Teaching Assistants, holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website. Those teaching large courses are expected to work with, meet with, and mentor graduate student Teaching Assistants.
The minimum qualifications required to be considered an applicant for the position include a PhD or equivalent in Psychology or a related field by the start date of service and relevant distinguished teaching experience to a diverse undergraduate student body.
The salary per course will be based on a minimum annual salary of $54,738 (per 7/1/18 salary scale) for six (6) large courses.
Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2019; the posting will remain open for the duration of the year to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants.
To be considered, applicants must submit the following documents electronically via UCSD's applicant tracking system.
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (preferably teaching evaluations)
- Diversity statement summarizing past or potential contributions to diversity (see http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html for further information)
- Three references (contact information only)
Applications can be submitted at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01985
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Teaching
Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
Misc / Additional (Optional)
- 3-5 required (contact information only)