Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology
University of California Los Angeles Department of Psychology
United States

UCLA Department of Psychology Lecturer (Cognitive) for 2022-2023

Job #JPF07374
  • PSYCHOLOGY / L&S Life Sciences / UCLA

Application Window

Open April 1st, 2022 through Wednesday, Mar 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The psychology department is looking for lecturers to teach courses in cognitive psychology. Full-time employment for applicants qualified to teach multiple courses may be a possibility. The starting annual rate, for full-time lecturers is $66,259. For applicants who are currently employed at another institution, the salary rate will be commensurate with experience.

We have availability across multiple quarters (fall, winter, spring, and summer) and are looking to fill teaching placements for:

Beginning and Advanced MATLAB programming for the Behavioral Sciences or a programming course in the applicant’s preferred language, pending approval (Psych 20A/B)
Introduction to Cognitive Science (Psych 85)
Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology (Psych 121)
An advanced topics course of the applicant’s design (pending approval), or one of the below listed 124’s:
Psych 124A: Language as Cognitive Science (124A)
Psych 124B: Fundamentals of User Experience (124B)
Psych 124C: Human Memory (124C)
Psych 124D: Consciousness: Current Debates (124D)
Psych 124F: Thinking (124F)
Psych 124G: Cognition and Successful Aging (124G)
Psych 124J: Perception, Learning, and Learning Technology (124J)
Psych 124K: Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications of Cognitive Neuroscience (124K)

An advanced topics cognitive science laboratory of the applicant’s design (pending approval), or one of the below listed 186’s:
Cognitive Science Laboratory: Introduction to Theory and Simulation (Psych 186A)
Cognitive Science Laboratory: Neural Networks (Psych 186B)
Cognitive Science Laboratory: Psychophysical Theories and Methods (186C)
Cognitive Science Laboratory: Laboratory in Functional Neuroimaging (186D)
Full course descriptions: https://registrar.ucla.edu/academics/course-descriptions?search=PSYCH

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent and be qualified to teach undergraduate courses.
Materials will be accepted and reviewed each academic quarter (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) through March 1, 2023 with a rolling deadline for each quarter in order to meet scheduling and planning needs.

Candidates must submit a CV, teaching statement (detailing previous teaching experience and teaching philosophy), contribution to diversity statement, and at least one letter of recommendation from someone that can address your teaching effectiveness.

Candidates invited for an interview will be asked to submit a sample syllabus and a teaching sample (video).

Your cover letter should mention that you are interested in teaching for the Cognitive area.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)


Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching - Include details of previous teaching experience and teaching philosophy.

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 1-3 letters of reference required

Please upload at least one letter of recommendation from someone that can address your teaching effectiveness.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07374

Help contact: carpio@psych.ucla.edu

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA

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