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Part-Time Lecturer in Psychology

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Position

Details

Title Part-Time Lecturer in Psychology
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Psychology
Position Description

Part-time lecturers are sought for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year in the Department of Psychology. The Department is interested in candidates who could teach empirically-based courses that include specialized advanced undergraduate electives in the following sub-areas: Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Cognition/Brain/Behavior, with an especially high need for courses in the social or clincial science areas. We are also searching for an instructor for the undergraduate research methods course. In addition to offering courses and evaluating course examinations and papers, lecturers may be asked to direct and evaluate senior theses and to advise students on research and career interests.

Lecturer positions are for one semester or one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to a total of six semesters. Appointments are dependent upon faculty vacancies. Appointments may be made at varying percentages of time (one course equals 25% time for the year); no full time lecturer positions are anticipated for 2017-18. Lecturers appointed to a half-time position may be eligible for Harvard benefits.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Psychology or an equivalent terminal degree by the expected start date.

Additional Qualifications

All candidates must have a strong teaching and research background, as well as a Ph.D. in Psychology or very closely related field (e.g. Cognitive Science, EdD in Human Development)

Special Instructions

Review of applications begins March 3rd 2017 (extended due to server difficulties on 2/28) and continues until March 15th or until the positions are filled (CVs submitted after March 15th will be considered only if openings remain). Interested candidates are required to submit:

1) A cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position to which you are applying.
2) A curriculum vitae
3) Statement of teaching interests, including teaching philosophy, goals, methods, and prior experience
4) Teaching materials, including evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., copies of course evaluations)
5) Contact information for at least three people to submit letters of reference on your behalf, who will be contacted by the system to upload references
6) Applicable only for those candidates who have not yet received the Ph.D.: A letter from your advisor confirming that you will receive your Ph.D. by the expected start date

Optional materials include:
• Statement of research interests
• Course syllabi or course descriptions

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information

Department of Psychology, Undergraduate Office WJH 218, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Contact Email psychology@wjh.harvard.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you hold a doctoral degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Will you hold a doctoral degree by the date indicated in the job advertisement?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you authorized to work in the United States, or will you need visa assistance?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. How many years of experience do you have as a graduate student instructor?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * How many years of experience do you have teaching undergraduates?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * How many years of experience do you have teaching your own course(s) (i.e., not as a discussion section leader)

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please indicate the area in which you feel MOST comfortable teaching undergraduate courses. (must choose one)
    • Social Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Clinical Science/Abnormal Psychology
    • Cognitive Psychology/Behaviorial Psychology/Neuroscience
    • Statistics/Research Methods
  8. * Please list potential course topics or titles for upper level undergraduate seminar or lecture courses you might be interested in teaching.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Please provide the title of your dissertation.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Please provide a one paragraph summary of your dissertation.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Course Evaluation
Optional Documents
  1. Degree Verification
  2. Statement of Research
  3. Sample Syllabus
  4. Other