General Summary of Position:
The Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a full-time position as an Assistant Teaching Professor. Successful applicants will teach classes to support the undergraduate program. We are particularly interested in an engaging and dynamic instructor with a strong interest and expertise in teaching Research Methods and Introduction to Psychology. In addition to these courses, there are opportunities to teach advanced courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education. For a description of course offerings, please visit:
In addition to teaching high-quality courses, Teaching Professors are expected to provide substantial service to the Department, College, and University. At the Department level, we are interested in applicants who can help with undergraduate advising, program coordination, recruitment, and retention. The Department has concentrations that include formal field practica and we are seeking candidates who could help organize placements. Beyond these service roles, the successful candidate will have opportunities to develop other signature service contributions to the Department and University. We also seek candidates who are interested in engaging with some of our student activities such as Psychology Club, Psi Chi, or our program focused on first-generation college students.
Teaching Professors are highly valued fulltime faculty members who have, for example, full voting rights on faculty committees and opportunities for committee leadership. Teaching faculty are eligible for professional development support. This is a 9-month appointment that is renewable annually, potentially leading to an appointment as Associate Teaching Professor following six consecutive years of excellent performance evaluations, and subsequent promotion to Full Teaching Professor following additional years of excellent teaching and service. Beyond the regular 9-month appointment, opportunities exist for additional compensation via teaching and advising in the summer months. Start date is September 2023.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a research university with a diverse 18,000+ student body that offers an excellent salary and benefits package. The University is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment (see our values statement).
The Department of Psychology is one of the largest academic units on campus, with an on-campus and online B.A., two master's programs (Community Social Psychology and Applied Behavior and Autism Studies), and a doctoral program in Applied Psychology and Prevention Science that trains students for both academic and applied positions. Psychology is one of 12 departments and schools in the University’s College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (FAHSS). The College has seen significant growth in recent years, including new hires, increased funded research expenditures, and the addition of several new interdisciplinary graduate programs. The Department has strong ties to the community of Lowell, a mid-sized city with a diverse population located approximately 25 miles northwest of Boston. Information about the Department is available at www.uml.edu/psychology.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- Earned doctorate in Psychology or a closely-related discipline
- Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching Psychology courses at the undergraduate level
- Experience advising undergraduate students
- Experience promoting student success
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.
Please include the following required documents with your application:
- Cover Letter
- Teaching Statement/Philosophy (no more than 2 pages)
- Diversity Statement that describes your commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity across scholarship, teaching, and service activities
- Evidence of Teaching Excellence (e.g., evaluations, syllabi, rubrics, program/curriculum development)
- Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application. References will be contacted for a letter of reference immediately after application submission. References will be required to upload recommendation letters to our online portal; neither emailed nor hard-copy letters will be accepted. *Three letters of reference are required.