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Faculty, Non-Tenure Track, Lecturer - Psychology (one year only)
Utah Valley University

Date Posted May 24, 2019
Title Faculty, Non-Tenure Track, Lecturer - Psychology (one year only)
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline 8/5/2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Faculty, Non-Tenure Track, Lecturer - Psychology (one year only)

Position Category: Faculty - Non Tenure Track (FT)


Utah Valley University is seeking three faculty members, non-tenure track, for one year lecturer positions in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences teaching psychology. This position teaches an assigned 5/5 course load and designs, prepares, and teaches courses delivering content using meaningful and engaging methods with measurable course objectives. Expected to teach, manage, and supervise individuals and groups in a classroom setting via demonstrations, discussion, experiential learning activities, and visual aids as well as provide evaluation of learning through written and performance tests. Expected to hold regular office hours and maintain a student-oriented approach to education. In some instances, lecturers may be given access to prepared course materials (e.g., syllabus templates, Canvas shell, assignments). Prepared materials are not mandatory to use, but may facilitate course preparation.

Required Qualifications:

Graduation from a regionally accredited institution with a masters or doctorate degree in a related field to the coursework being taught.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of subject matter and course content.
  • Demonstrate effective instructional pedagogy including teaching strategies and techniques.
  • Possess effective interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to manage, motivate, and evaluate students.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and consistently orally and electronically with students.
  • Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content.

Preferred Qualifications:

Earned doctorate (or ABD) in psychology and evidence of excellence in university teaching. Specialization area is open, but candidates with expertise in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, or neuroscience will be given priority. Candidates who can teach some of the following courses are particularly desired: lifespan development, child development, adolescent development, adult development, behavioral neuroscience, brain and behavior, sensation and perception, cognitive psychology, principles of learning, motivation and emotion, psychopharmacology, and research methods.

Physical Requirements:

Frequent standing, sitting, and walking; continuous ability to see, hear, and speak; Able to lift up to 10 pounds; frequent fine hand manipulation as associated with the use of a computer.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC46818 Behavioral Science Faculty 08/05/2019

Open Date: 05/23/2019

Review Start Date: 05/30/2019

Close Date: 8/5/2019

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.
Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

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