University of California, Los Angeles — Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment, Psychology

UCLA Department of Psychology – Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment

The Department Psychology, in the College of Letters and Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, is seeking applicants for a full-time Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE), in significant ways comparable to a tenure-track assistant professor appointment. LPSOE faculty are Academic Senate faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education, and scholarly analysis/improvement of teaching methods.

A successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership in innovative teaching in the Psychology Department. The appointee will be assigned not more than a total of five lower and upper division undergraduate courses per three-quarter academic year, including Introductory Psychology as well as possible courses in Research Methods, Psychological Statistics, and upper division courses in the appointee’s specialty. The LPSOE will have a primary responsibility for training graduate student teaching assistants and will take a leadership role in the Department’s scholarship of teaching and learning. The LPSOE will work with other faculty in the Department and the campus Center for Education Innovation and Learning to develop, implement and assess new pedagogical initiatives. The appointee will have undergraduate advising responsibilities. The appointee will also be expected to demonstrate continued professional growth that enhances their value to the University. Examples of professional growth include the following contributions and achievements: (i) research and publication in the candidate’s subject-matter discipline or research and publication on education pedagogy, (ii) pedagogical or curricular innovation, (iii) professional involvement in professional organizations, and (iv) academic leadership within the University beyond normal service obligations.

Other preferred qualifications include documented success in some or all of the following areas: innovative teaching methods for large enrollment undergraduate classes, use of evidence-based teaching practices, use of modern instructional technology including virtual models, ability to identify, develop and assess effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations (i.e., ethnic minority, first generation college students, etc.).

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field, preferably with postgraduate experience in undergraduate teaching. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience and based on University of California pay scales. Individuals with a history of mentoring students under-represented in the sciences are encouraged to apply and to describe their experience in a cover letter.

To Apply: Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, links to any documentation of teaching excellence (including instructional materials developed by the candidate, summaries of teaching evaluations, on-line instructional segments, reprints of scholarly articles particularly with a pedagogical focus), a personal statement that summarizes their past or potential contributions to diversity, and three to five letters of reference to https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03313.

The University of California is 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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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