Position overviewPosition title: Lecturer
by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position
Open date: March 3, 2023
Most recent review date: Sunday, Apr 2, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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 Human Developmental Sciences (HDS) program at the University of California, San Diego is committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body. We are currently accepting applications from candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to teach as temporary non-tenure track lecturers (Unit 18).
Responsibilities include effective instruction, teaching classes in accord with the course description and objectives, following the academic and administrative policies of the department and program, and advising students on academic matters.
HDS is an interdisciplinary program, examining growth and change from birth through adolescence and into older ages, and is designed to emphasize the idea of development as an essential perspective from which to understand human behavior. An important aspect of the program is the emphasis on the integration of information across different developmental perspectives, including coursework divided into three (3) areas of concentration:
Biological Development, which emphasizes the biological bases of lifespan development, including the sensory and perceptual processes that are basic to our cognitive and social functioning. Courses within this concentration include special topics courses, as well as the following titles:
HDS 110. Brain and Behavioral Development
HDS 111. Evolutionary Principles in Human Development
Cognitive & Linguistic Development, which focuses on intellectual and emotional development across the lifespan. It examines the development of both linguistic and cognitive processes, and the affective and temperamental factors that shape our interaction with others. Courses within this concentration include special topics courses, as well as the following titles:
HDS 120. Language Development
HDS 121. The Developing Mind
HDS 122. Development of Social Cognition
Socio-Cultural Development, which focuses on the influences of culture and context in the field of lifespan development. It examines topics such as family relations, peer interaction, the effects of schooling and literacy and the activities of play, theories of child development, differing cultural perspectives, and social and health policy issues. Courses within this concentration include special topics courses, as well as the following titles:
HDS 133: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Developmental Science
HDS 171. Diversity in Human Development
HDS 175. Power, Wealth, and Inequality in Human Development
The HDS program also has a full research methodology curriculum that provides advanced-level study on subfields of human development. Courses within this concentration include the following titles:
HDS 60. Intro to Statistical Analysis
HDS 181. Experimental Projects in Human Development Research
HDS 191. Field Research in Human Development
Full Course descriptions for all courses in the HDS curriculum can be found at the following link: https://ucsd.edu/catalog/courses/HDS.html
The posting will remain open to accommodate upcoming course needs or until the positions are filled.
Candidates must have at minimum a Master’s degree in a related field (e.g . human development, psychology, sociology, linguistics , biology, communication, anthropology, cognitive science, education studies , ethnic studies , history, literature, urban studies )
PhD in a related field (e.g . human development, psychology, sociology, linguistics , biology, communication, anthropology, cognitive science, education studies , ethnic studies , history, literature, urban studies )
Minimum 1 year of teaching experience. May include experience as teaching assistant and associate in.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity
Cover Letter (Optional)
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Teaching
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
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