Multi-Term Lecturer in Department of Psychology
University of Kansas, Department of Psychology
United States

The University of Kansas (KU) Department of Psychology and the Edwards Campus (KUEC) seeks an outstanding individual for a faculty position to join extensive and growing programs in the area of psychology. Lecturers are full voting members of the Psychology faculty with renewable (non-tenure-track) three-year appointments based on the academic year. As a member of the faculty, lecturers are expected to (physically or virtually) attend monthly Psychology Department faculty meetings and participate in activities related to teaching improvement offered at the University. This position will be for the academic year and will be Limited Term through May 16, 2022 with the possibility of extension.

The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the US before employment begins.


Job Description

Teaching (90%)
• Teaching in-person and online psychology courses at the undergraduate level as needed by program growth and development.
• Teaching load is 7 courses per academic year (3 for Lawrence Campus and 3 for Edwards Campus and one other course rotating between campuses). The ideal candidate would have interest in teaching a broad range of topics in the discipline. Opportunities to teach courses in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, other courses of need, and courses of interest to the faculty member decided upon in collaboration with the department. Opportunities to teach courses pertaining to the cross-section of Psychology and other programs on the Edwards Campus (e.g., Public Administration, Law & Society) also expected.
• Teaching responsibilities include: curriculum development, instructional design, classroom management, grading and teaching improvement in relation to student and colleague feedback.
• Faculty are responsible for keeping curriculum up-to-date and for engaging with external organizations to ensure relevance to a variety of workplace needs.
• An additional appointment for summer teaching is also possible.
• Mentor students in conducting original research, interpreting research findings, and applying research to real-world topics. Research interest(s) pertaining to clinical or counseling psychology preferred, but not required.
• Mentor students in their professional development (e.g., career planning, further education, clinical experiences, etc.).
Service (10%)
• Participate in recruitment, orientation activities and professional development overseen by the Edwards Campus Psychology Program Director and/or the Edwards Campus Assistant Vice Chancellor of Undergraduate Programs including campus visits, in-service lectures, open houses, professional lectures, etc.


Required Qualifications

Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of effective teaching (e.g., student and peer evaluations, example syllabi or handbooks), (4) information provided from professional references:

1. Ph.D. or ABD in Psychology.
2. Native or near-native fluency in English.
3. Demonstrated prior experience in teaching courses in Psychology.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Demonstrate prior experience in teaching online courses in Psychology.


Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application packet includes:
Cover letter/letter of application, CV, evidence of effective teaching (e.g., student and peer evaluations, example syllabi or handbooks) and 3 professional references.

Review of applications begins June 17, 2019, and will be ongoing until position is filled.

Contact Information to Applicants

Cindy Sexton

Advertised Salary Range


Commensurate with education and experience


Application Review Begins

Monday, June 17, 2019


Anticipated Start Date

Wednesday, January 1, 2020



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