Lecturer in Psychology
University of California San Diego
United States

Lecturer in Psychology

Job #JPF03965
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Sciences / UC San Diego

Position overview

Position title:Lecturer
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $66,259-$81,491.
The posted UC salary scales (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnelprograms/compensation/2023-24-academic-salary-scales.html) set the minimum pay at the appointment as determined by appointment type and if applicable, rank and/or step is Unit 18 Faculty Pre-Six Year Lecturers, Academic Year Salary Scale. See the following table for the salary scale for this position [https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/july-2023-acad-salary-scales/t15.pdf]

Application Window

Open date: May 16, 2024

Next review date: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Mar 1, 2025 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego, is generating an applicant pool of Lecturer Academic Year (Unit 18-Non-Senate Faculty) level instructors to teach courses in the Department of Psychology, on a temporary basis should an opening arise. Applicants will be selected from this pool for teaching throughout the 2024-2025 academic year. The number of positions varies from academic term to academic term, depending on the needs of the Psychology Department. The positions are in-person and classes will be held on the UC San Diego campus. Candidates must identify the specific course or courses they are applying to teach and quarters they are available. The
full list of courses offered by Psychology can be found in the online course catalog: https://catalog.ucsd.edu/courses/PSYC.html

We are seeking lecturers who can teach large courses (200 or more students) and small classes (~150 students or fewer). Responsibilities entail the effective instruction of students, teaching classes in accordance with course objectives and published schedules, advising students on academic matters and maintaining an active interest in the advances/current thinking in their subject area.

Additional duties include (but are not limited to) managing Teaching Assistants, holding office hours, assigning grades, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website. Those teaching large courses are expected to work with, meet with, and mentor graduate student Teaching Assistants.

The Psychology Department is committed to creating an inclusive environment, one that is supportive of all individuals, regardless of background, and to nurturing and developing that talent. We are committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and we welcome applicants whose experiences have prepared them to contribute to this commitment.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Candidates must be ABD or have a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) in Psychology or a closely related field at the time of application submission.
  • Candidates must have prior teaching, research or practice experience relevant to the particular course(s) to which they are applying to teach (teaching experience can be as a teaching assistant).
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) in Psychology or a closely related field at the time of appointment.
Preferred qualifications

Candidates with prior college level teaching experience, experience managing large classrooms (50-400 students), and positive teaching evaluations are preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations - You may upload teaching evaluations from previous courses. Please include student comments, if available.


Reference requirements
  • 1-4 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03965

Help contact: mhedelst@ucsd.edu

About UC San Diego

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4010393/PPSM-20.

For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University controlled properties.

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Job location

San Diego, CA

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