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Lecturer Department of Psychology (2024-2025)

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $66,259-$81,491.
The posted UC salary scales ( set the minimum pay at the appointment as determined by appointment type and if applicable, rank and/or step is Unit 18 Faculty Pre-Six Year Lecturers, Academic Year Salary Scale. See the following table for the salary scale for this position []

Application Window

Open date: May 16, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, Jun 14, 2024 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: Saturday, Mar 1, 2025 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.

Position description

The Department of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego, is generating an applicant pool of Lecturer Academic Year (Unit 18-Non-Senate Faculty) level instructors 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 2024-2025 academic year. The number of positions varies from academic term to academic term, depending on the needs of the Psychology Department. The positions are in-person and classes will be held on the UC San Diego campus. Candidates must identify the specific course or courses they are applying to teach and quarters they are available. The
full list of courses offered by Psychology can be found in the online course catalog:

We are seeking lecturers who can teach large courses (200 or more students) and small classes (~150 students or fewer). Responsibilities entail the effective instruction of students, teaching classes in accordance with course objectives and published schedules, advising students on academic matters and maintaining an active interest in the advances/current thinking in their subject area.

Additional duties include (but are not limited to) managing Teaching Assistants, holding office hours, assigning grades, 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 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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Candidates must be ABD or have a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) in Psychology or a closely related field at the time of application submission.
  • Candidates must have prior teaching, research or practice experience relevant to the particular course(s) to which they are applying to teach (teaching experience can be as a teaching assistant).
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) in Psychology or a closely related field at the time of appointment.
Preferred qualifications

Candidates with prior college level teaching experience, experience managing large classrooms (50-400 students), and positive teaching evaluations are preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • 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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations - You may upload teaching evaluations from previous courses. Please include student comments, if available.


Reference requirements
  • 1-4 letters of reference required
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Job location

San Diego, CA