Psychology, Online, Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty
Middle Tennessee State University, Department of Psychology
United States

Job Description  

The Department of Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) invites applications for a full-time temporary faculty position (#121120) at the rank of Lecturer to teach online courses. This is a one year appointment with a start date of August 1, 2019.


The successful candidate is expected to teach a variety of courses in the psychology curriculum, including statistics and Industrial/Organizational psychology.


The position requires the online lecturer to regularly and predictably be available to online students both in class and office hours. The posted online office hours should be the same number of hours as required of FTTs teaching on-campus courses. The person hired must be a resident of Tennessee and will be required to meet occasionally with the chair of the department or MTSU administration as requested. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the faculty member. Prior to beginning the teaching of online courses, the faculty must receive the appropriate online training and/or certification to teach both MTSU and TNeCampus online classes.


Required Education  

Master’s degree in Psychology or closely related field.


Required Related Experience 

Required License/Registration/Certification      

Other Desirable  

Special consideration will be given to candidates with a background in Quantitative Psychology and/or Industrial/Organizational Psychology as well as online teaching experience.


Salary and Benefits   

Salary commensurate with education and experience. Additionally, MTSU provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:


•       Health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as several other optional benefit plans

•       Retirement savings programs that include your choice of two plans as well as three deferred compensation savings plans; mandatory 5% employee contribution

•       An Employee Assistance Program

•       Educational Assistance Programs

•       Sick leave


Job Open Date     06/06/2019

Job Review Date for Optimal Consideration        06/20/2019

Is this position Grant Funded?        No

Special Instructions to Applicants

In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and a statement of Teaching Philosophy at the time of online application.


Please review your application/document attachments closely as you certify and submit your application to the posting. Applicants who do not successfully attach all required documentation cannot be considered. Edits to application/documents already submitted are allowed PRIOR to the Job Review Date for Optimal Consideration but not beyond.


Application/documents received by the review date will receive full consideration; however, the posting remains open and applications MAY BE submitted until the position is filled.


If you have position specific questions, please contact Dr. Greg Schmidt (, Department Chair.


Additional Information      

If selected for interview, applicants should then request official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees be sent directly to the academic department prior to the interview. In order to complete an employment agreement, official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be provided. If transcripts are from a non-U.S. institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts both translated into English and evaluated by an approved credential evaluation organization.


Likewise, you will be required to provide names and contact information for three PROFESSIONAL recommenders (external to MTSU preferred) during your application to the posting. If you are approved for the candidate pool, our online hiring system will automatically generate solicitation for these letters using contact information you provided. The letters of recommendation must be professional (not personal) recommendations and should be returned via the link provided in the solicitation email. Letters must be current and specific to the job posting and may not be provided from a general dossier.


Applications received by posted Review Date will receive full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.


MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


Pre-Employment Information   

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.


This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.


Job Category        Faculty - Temp

Job Type       Full Time

Academic Resources

Reference Letters

Reference Letters

Accept References     Yes

Minimum Requests     3

Maximum Requests    5

Last Day a Reference Provider Can Submit Reference      07/31/2019

Special Instructions to Reference Provider 

Letters of professional recommendation (not personal) must be submitted via the uniquely assigned link and per the instructions included in the solicitation email automatically generated if/when the recommendations are required. Generic letters stored on a third party site will not be accepted.


Letters should be addressed to:

Dr. Greg Schmidt, Dept. Chair

Department of Psychology

Middle Tennessee State University

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