The Psychology Department at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a nine-month, non-tenure earning Lecturer position anticipated to begin in Fall 2020. This position, located on the university’s Orlando campus, will support the Clinical Psychology Track of our Psychology BS program. Based on current workload policy, duties will include teaching a 4/4 load of large face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses (ranging between 75 and 450 students) and service in support of the program and the department in general.
A doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited institution by the time of employment is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in successful undergraduate teaching of clinical (e.g., abnormal psychology, clinical psychology) psychology courses. Additionally, it is strongly preferred that the ideal candidate can demonstrate commitment to equity efforts, outreach, and experience in promoting equal opportunity in higher education.
We are also interested in candidates who can develop and coordinate experiential learning opportunities for students. Additionally, we are especially interested in an individual who can contribute through their teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of our academic community and foster an environment in which faculty, staff and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.
The Psychology Department at UCF emphasizes breadth of psychology while allowing students to pursue one of six specialized tracks (Clinical Psychology, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Human Factors, Experimental Psychology, Neuroscience, and General). Psychology is one of the most popular majors at UCF, with over 4,000 undergraduate majors and 150+ graduate students. Despite our number of majors and class size, we emphasize critical thinking, strong written and oral communication skills, and professional development. This is accomplished by offering career readiness, research opportunities, and high impact learning experiences such as honors theses, undergraduate teaching assistant internships, peer advising internships, service learning, and study abroad.
The College of Sciences (COS) houses most of the university’s natural, computational, and social sciences in seven departments, two schools, and eleven centers. The college’s programs play a key role in advancing UCF as a national research university that is determined to help students from all backgrounds achieve success. For more information, visit https://sciences.ucf.edu/.
UCF, located in Orlando, Florida, is classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation. With a diverse student body of more than 69,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country. The university offers more than 200 degree programs. UCF is committed to diversity and was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2019. For more information, visit http://www.ucf.edu.
To be considered you must apply online at http://ucf.edu/jobs (job number 499022 and attach the following materials:
- Cover letter.
- Candidate’s current curriculum vitae.
- A teaching philosophy statement (no more than 3 pages, 12-point Times New Roman), which describes the degree to which the applicant has experience and can contribute to the Clinical Psychology Track of the Psychology B.S. program. The statement should also include evidence of teaching effectiveness, teaching interests, and describe the applicant’s experience in mentoring and educating undergraduate psychology students.
- A concise diversity statement (no more than 300 words) which should address the applicant’s commitment to equity efforts, outreach, and/or experience in promoting equal opportunity in higher education.
Applicants must provide the names and contact information of three references as part of their online application.
Review of applicants will begin on March 6th, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Florian Jentsch (Florian.Jentsch@UCF.edu), Chair, Department of Psychology, or Dr. Alisha Janowsky (Alisha.Janowsky@UCF.edu), Chair, Search Committee.