Jun 25, 2020

Lecturer in Psychology

  • Arizona State University
  • Remote
Full time Clinical Cognitive Development Forensic General

Job Description

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure-track Lecturer in Psychology to assist with the preparation of material and teaching in our new digital immersion (online) Master of Science (MS) in Psychology program in Mandarin. This new initiative is focused on translating our existing and successful MS Psychology program into Mandarin in order to offer it to individuals located in China.  Candidates must be fluent in Mandarin (reading and writing) as well as English and have a doctoral degree in Psychology or closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a broad experience in teaching a variety of Psychology courses. Teaching loads for these positions are typically 12 credits per semester (a 4/4 load), with the possibility of some reduction for program development.

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presently in a period of expansion and innovation around new initiatives and programs in Psychology, including resilience, forensic psychology, and behavioral data science. The School is home to online (digital immersion) and campus immersion-based undergraduate and Master’s programs in Psychology and Forensic Psychology and a doctoral program in Law and Psychology. Since Fall 2017, the School has added three new tenure-track faculty, one new clinical assistant professor, and eleven new lecturers in Psychology.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must: a) be fluent in Mandarin (reading and writing) and English (reading and writing); b) have a doctoral degree in Psychology or a related field by the time of appointment; and, c) a record reflecting experience teaching at the postsecondary level in the field of psychology in the online environment.

Desired Qualifications: a) experience with translating course materials from English to Mandarin or vice versa; b) knowledge of the Chinese culture and educational system; c) educational background and/or research or clinical experience in one or more of the following: Clinical Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Forensic, Legal and/or Correctional Psychology; Neuropsychology; Social Psychology; and/or Statistics and Research Methods; d) demonstrated ability to teach broadly in psychology; e) experience with online learning platforms such as Canvas; f) experience developing new online courses; g) demonstrated familiarity with planning and supervising learning experiences for undergraduate and/or graduate students; h) providing mentoring to undergraduate and/or graduate students; i) experience developing, implementing, maintaining, and evaluating curricula; j) familiarity with training and supervising course/teaching assistants; k) evidence of teaching excellence; l) evidence of excellent communication skills; and, m) experience working successfully with a diverse student population, including Chinese and first generation/non-traditional students.

More information about ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences can be found at https://newcollege.asu.edu/directory/sbs; more information about ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences can be found at http://newcollege.asu.edu.

 Arizona State University is deeply committed to positioning itself as one of the great new universities by seeking to build excellence, enhance educational access and have an impact on our community, state, nation and the world. To do that requires our faculty and staff to reflect the intellectual, ethnic and cultural diversity of our nation and world so that our students learn from the broadest perspectives, and we engage in the advancement of knowledge with the most inclusive understanding possible of the issues we are addressing through our scholarly activities.

 New College strives to uphold values of cultural and intellectual diversity and to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where all can thrive, share ideas, and pursue their goals.

Deadline: August 7, 2020. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted electronically via Interfolio:


 Requested material will include: 1) a letter of application, which explicitly addresses your academic background and prior teaching experience, especially in the online environment and in Chinese; 2) a teaching statement, which specifically notes the three to five courses you anticipate teaching and includes a brief paragraph describing your approach to each course; 3) a current curriculum vitae with contact information; and 4) the names and contact information for three references (references will not be contacted during initial review and will only be contacted after candidate notification).

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non- discrimination statement (ACD 401) and Title IX policy are located at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX.


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