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Lecturer of Psychology - 2 Positions to be Filled

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 8/31/22

Job Description

Requisition 202100101F

Position Title Lecturer of Psychology - 2 Positions to be Filled

FLSA status Exempt

Hiring Salary Commensurate with education and experience.

College College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department Dept of Psychology and Philosophy

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

Duties will include teaching statistics/quantitative psychology and research methods courses at the undergraduate level. Academics – Teach 4 undergraduate courses, or a minimum of 12 credit hours, per semester (with a possibility of teaching additional courses during the summer, if desired, and the potential for teaching graduate courses if the candidate meets the qualifications to do so); Present a working knowledge of relevant curricula; Mentor undergraduate students, as appropriate;
Other duties include helping establish an online presence, as necessary, and participating in service and collaborate in research across the department, college, and university levels.
Candidates must be committed to a student-centered approach and have a passion for teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

Educational Requirements for the Position

Masters or Ph.D. degree in Psychology – Candidates must at least have a Master’s degree in Psychology, although a preference will be given for candidates with a Doctoral degree in Psychology from an accredited university prior to the start date. Candidates must have at least a Master’s degree conferred by the start date of the position. Ideal candidates will also have teaching experience in Psychology courses focused on statistics and research methods.

Experience Required for the Position

Candidates are expected to have previous experience and education in statistics and research methods. An additional area of specialty for teaching at the undergraduate level is welcome, but there is potential need for individuals with training/experience in physiological or social psychology. Instructors with training and/or experience in online instruction are encouraged to apply, although the primary teaching responsibilities are expected to be for face-to-face instruction. Other skills that are expected from a qualified candidate include, but are not limited to: ability to be a team member, commitment to student success, and excellent verbal/written/organizational skills.

Other Specification

The application will require the following materials:
• Cover letter including a detailed statement about teaching, including evidence of positive teaching evaluations, and mentoring a diverse student body, like SHSU, based on the following information:
• Curriculum vitae
• Three letters of recommendation
• A list of three references. References will not be contacted until the applicant has given approval
• Transcripts for all graduate education (applicants may submit unofficial transcripts for initial screening; however, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required for credential review prior to hiring) Additional materials may be requested throughout the consideration process.

Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Direct inquiries to: Jeffrey Anastasi, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair,

Interim Full Time

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States