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Job ID: 121332

Lecturer, Psychology
Simmons University

Date Posted Mar. 22, 2019
Title Lecturer, Psychology
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Psychology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2019
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Psychology - Educational
    Psychology - Developmental
    Psychology - General

The Department of Psychology in the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Science at Simmons University invites applications for a full-time contract (non-tenure track) faculty position beginning Fall 2019.

We seek an innovative educator with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching. As a University committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with individuals across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach seven courses during the 2019 - 2020 academic year (three in the Fall, four in the Spring). These courses are primarily in the areas of Developmental Psychology and General Psychology with the possibility of teaching Health Psychology. The courses will likely include: PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychological Science, PSYC 235 Developmental Psychology, PSYC 236 Psychology of Adolescence, PSYC 239 Psychology of Aging, PSYC 237 Lifespan Development and PSYC 232: Health Psychology. Candidates will also be considered who, by virtue of their specialization, are able to teach a subset of these courses.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Psychology completed or standing as an advanced doctoral candidate (i.e., graduate coursework completed, dissertation in progress) and previous experience as an independent instructor at the undergraduate level.

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons University is a private, non-sectarian institution that has prepared women for leadership in the world through transformative education that links passion with purpose since 1899. Today, Simmons serves nearly 2,000 students in a women-centered undergraduate program and nearly 5,000 students in coeducational graduate programs. Simmons recently achieved university designation and embarked on an academic redesign to create four interdisciplinary colleges, including the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences.

To apply, please upload all of the following to the resume section of the online application: (1) a cover letter including key qualifications for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy including a list of courses you can teach and, if available, results of previous teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (4) the contact information for at least two professional references.

Additional materials can be sent to or to the Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Park Science Center, Simmons University 300 the Fenway, Boston, MA 02115.

Review of applications will begin April 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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