Lecturer - Psychology #604174

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ


The primary focus of this position is teaching upper division psychology courses for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program.  A demonstrated connectedness to the discipline of psychology is expected. The program provides students with opportunities for focused study in psychology and prepares students for many educational and career paths.  This faculty member will serve as a member of the Arts and Sciences Division on the Yuma Branch Campus. The faculty member is expected to serve as a student mentor in his/her local area. The position requires teaching, service, and professional development activities. Courses may include Research Methods, courses in the successful applicant’s area of interest, and courses that fit the departmental needs. Research is encouraged, particularly community-engaged scholarship. A successful annual review is dependent on a demonstrated connectedness to the discipline, positive teaching reviews and department service. The faculty member is expected to serve on departmental and campus committees and assist with program development. The successful candidate will serve as a resource to academic advisors and recruiters. Summer and winter teaching is available for additional compensation.



Minimum Qualifications


An earned master's degree in Psychology or closely related field from an accredited university

The equivalent of one year (2 semesters) of college-level teaching (at least 6 credit hours per semester) or other relevant professional experience.


Preferred Qualifications


An earned Ph.D. in Psychology or closely related field from an accredited university (degree completed by start date).

Able to teach a range of upper division courses in Psychology, such as Psychological Research Methods, Statistics, Motivation and Emotion, and/or Psychophysiology of Drugs.

Background in cognitive, developmental or neuroscience areas

Commitment to working in a diverse faculty, staff and student environment.

Commitment to teaching and working with first-generation minority students.

Elementary Spanish language proficiency is an asset.

Experience teaching on-line courses to augment face-to-face teaching.

Demonstrate an ongoing engagement with the discipline as evidenced by a research agenda, conference participation, or other involvement with the profession.


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