Lecturer-Psychology

Washburn University’s Department of Psychology invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Psychology to begin August 2021.  This is a full-time 9-month, non-tenure track, renewable position.  

Washburn is a public institution located in the metropolitan setting of Topeka that has earned national recognition for its high-impact programs for first-generation students. The University and Department are dedicated to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. This posting is for one of two current openings in the Department; the other is for a full-time Assistant Professor position. In addition to its undergraduate curriculum, the Psychology Department offers a master’s degree in clinical psychology. 

The selected candidate must demonstrate a commitment to students from diverse backgrounds and a dedication to the development of inclusive pedagogies that support equity and student success. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.  

Required Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. in Psychology; master’s and ABD applicants will be considered.
  • Experience teaching at the collegiate level.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching diverse populations.
  • Proven dedication to inclusive pedagogies and commitment to inclusion as a core value.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as the sole instructor for Introductory Psychology or other general education courses in psychology.
  • Specialization in developmental psychology or clinical/counseling/school psychology.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach 12 credit hours per semester.
  • Teach Introductory Psychology.
  • Teach undergraduate courses, which may include Developmental, Learning, Personality, Research Methods, Diversity and/or other courses consistent with the candidate’s training, interests, and departmental needs.
  • Teach graduate courses consistent with the candidate’s training, interests, and departmental needs.
  • Supervise undergraduate independent study literature reviews or projects.
  • Contribute to the supervision of master’s capstone projects.
  • Advise and mentor psychology undergraduate students.
  • Engage in teaching-related service activities in the Department, and to the University, the profession, and the community.

Application Procedures:

  • Application review will begin January 4, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.  Send a cover letter explaining why the interest in teaching at Washburn, vitae, copies of transcripts, official copies of student evaluations/reports, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Ms. Theresa Young at theresa.young@washburn.edu. Use “Lecturer Search” in the subject line. The committee will only accept electronic applications. Questions may be sent directly to the Search Committee Chair at linzi.gibson@washburn.edu. The successful candidate will need to submit to a background check prior to hire.  Official transcripts are required once hired. 

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE.  Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

 

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