Lecturer in Psychology
University of Maryland Department of Psychology
United States


Position Number: 1P0000
Title: Lecturer
Functional Title: Lecturer
Category Status: 03-Faculty-Non-Tenured,Term Contr
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.0
Unit: BSOS-Psychology
Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
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Vaccine Protocol
The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.
Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland is seeking a lecturer to begin January 1, 2023. This is a 1.0 FTE, 9-month position with a three-year contract, with the possibility of renewal. Approximately 90% percent of the lecturer’s commitment will be teaching undergraduate courses, with the remaining effort dedicated to service activities. Courses to be taught include introductory psychology, social psychology, and research methods, as well as courses in the lecturer’s areas of specialization, and others as needed by the Department.

The Department of Psychology has approximately 1475 enrolled undergraduate students making it one of the most popular undergraduate majors at Maryland. We offer approximately 80 undergraduate courses each academic year. Lecturers play a crucial role in the academic life of the Department, through teaching and mentoring undergraduate psychology students, providing innovations to course and curriculum design, and serving on departmental committees. The commitment of the Department to undergraduate education has been recognized through numerous awards to faculty for their teaching accomplishments.
Minimum Qualifications:
Requirements for the position include: a Ph.D. in Social Psychology, or a closely related field; experience teaching psychology courses at the college level; demonstrated investment in diversity and inclusion; and evidence of excellence in teaching as well as a commitment to undergraduate education. Proficiency with statistical methods, including programming languages (e.g., R, Python) as well as experience with the latest teaching technologies and innovative course development is highly desirable. Salary is competitive, and there are opportunities for additional compensation for teaching in winter and summer sessions.
Additional Information:
Application materials should include (a) a cover letter that addresses suitability for the position and summarizes relevant experience; (b) a curriculum vita; © a teaching portfolio including a teaching philosophy statement, syllabi, and student evaluations; (d) a diversity statement, and (e) names and contact information for three professional references to be contacted after the initial screening of applications.

For best consideration, please submit application materials by October 14, 2022, through the University of Maryland eJobs system (https://ejobs.umd.edu). The search will remain open until the position is filled. Although we desire candidates who can start January 1, 2023, alternative start dates may be negotiable within University policy. Individuals at the ABD stage will be considered, with the expectation that the Ph.D. will be granted by August 2023.

Posting Date: 07/12/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 10/14/2022
Physical Demands
All questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Nazish Salahuddin, Director of Undergraduate Studies (nsalah@umd.edu).
Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Women, minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  4. List of References (no emails sent from system)
  5. DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Statement
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