Apr 21, 2023

Junior Lecturer

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
Full time Education

Job Description

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins welcomes applications for two full-time Junior Lecturer positions to start in August 2023. The Junior Lecturers will contribute to our educational mission by serving as professional teaching assistants (TAs) for courses taught by our faculty. Duties include grading, managing online course materials, assisting with course organization, leading lab and discussion sections, and supporting student learning in office hours. 


Junior Lecturers support a variety of introductory and upper-level psychology courses, with a course load of eight undergraduate courses during the academic year (four per semester). Although it is not required, Junior Lectures can TA in the summer, and exceptionally strong candidates may be offered the opportunity to serve as the primary instructor for summer courses for additional compensation.


Successful candidates will receive a competitive salary and faculty benefits options, including health and retirement plan participation.


We are especially interested in candidates with a strong background in clinical and applied psychology, research methods and statistics, and social/personality psychology, though other areas of expertise are also welcome.

This job may be a good fit for applicants who would like some flexibility. While Junior Lecturers must be present at set times for class and other duties on campus, there is some flexibility with schedule and location for certain job responsibilities (e.g., grading).


We strongly encourage candidates with a Master’s degree but will also consider candidates holding a Bachelor's degree who have exceptionally strong coursework and research experience. 



Minimum qualifications for this position include:

-          Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or related field

-          Experience teaching at the undergraduate level (may substitute TA or other teaching experience)


Preferred qualifications include:

-          Master's or doctoral degree in Psychology or a related field

-          At least one year of teaching experience at the undergraduate level

-          Graduate-level coursework in psychology or a related field; coursework in statistics and research methods is especially desirable


Other Skills and Abilities:

-          Excellent communication skills with the ability to relay information clearly and professionally among faculty, staff, and students

-          Professional behavior that promotes positive interactions among faculty, staff, and students

-          Strong organizational, project management, time management, and problem-solving skills, with strong attention to detail

-          Proven ability to balance competing responsibilities and respond quickly to changing needs

-          Ability to navigate ambiguous situations and handle confidential information


Application Instructions:

Submit application online. Applications must include:

-          Cover letter addressing the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for this position

-          Curriculum vitae

-          Unofficial undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts

-          The names and contact information for at least three references

-          Teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence are optional but not required


The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Rebecca Swisdak, Administrative Manager, via email at rswisdak@jhu.edu.


Johns Hopkins is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.



Johns Hopkins University


Psychological and Brain Sciences

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