Nov 06, 2018

Assistant Professor of Teaching Department of Psychology

  • University of California -Riverside
  • Riverside, CA, USA
Full time General

Job Description

University of California, Riverside, Department of Psychology invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Teaching (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment, LPSOE) beginning July 1, 2019. This position is equivalent in level to other Assistant Professor positions, but with emphasis placed on excellence in teaching and instruction-related activities. The Assistant Professor of Teaching will also have leadership responsibility as a facilitator and initiator of instructional development, curriculum design, and new instructional technologies. Teaching Professors are expected to provide outstanding teaching, as well as to demonstrate a commitment to high quality professional activity (such as research on pedagogy and/or psychology) and service related to the pedagogical mission of the department and university. Applicants from all fields of Psychology are encouraged to apply. Those with experience in on-line instruction and/or expertise in quantitative methods are strongly encouraged to apply. We also seek scholars interested in being involved with a curricular transformations project sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research. Review of the applications will begin on January 18, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who apply by January 18, 2019 will be given full consideration.

A Ph.D. in psychology or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Assistant Professors of Teaching are appointed to a two-year term, will be reviewed biennially, and are required to undergo a mandatory 7th-year review for promotion to Associate Professor of Teaching (Lecturer with Security of Employment, LSOE). The review process focuses on teaching excellence, professional activity, and service.

An Assistant Professor of Teaching is a member of the academic senate and will be expected to teach six quarter classes per year and to be engaged in significant service and/or research (in pedagogy or psychology).

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, a teaching statement, evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., teaching evaluations, instructional materials developed by the candidate, and/or reprints of scholarly articles with a pedagogical focus), a statement of contributions to diversity, and three letters of reference (commenting on the applicant’s pedagogical skills, among other attributes). Reprints of other research are welcome but not required. All application materials must be submitted through AP Recruit at:

University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body ( Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for
underrepresented students.

The campus is surrounded by mountain ranges and is only an hour away from ski slopes, surfing,
and hiking in mountain and desert environments. It boasts a fully-accredited child care facility
and maintains a commitment to “family friendly” policies and programs.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA/Veterans
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Rebekah
Richert, Department of Psychology, at


University of California -Riverside


Psychology Department

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