Part-Time Lecturer in Psychology

Radcliffe College
April 15, 2023
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Title Part-Time Lecturer in Psychology

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department/Area Psychology Position Description

The Department of Psychology at Harvard University invites applications for part-time lecturers for the upcoming 2023-24 academic year. We are especially interested in candidates who could teach empirically-based advanced undergraduate courses in social psychology, psychopathology/clinical science and developmental psychology, and graduate courses in clinical psychopathology/clinical science. In addition to offering courses, lecturers may be asked to direct and evaluate senior theses and to advise students on research and career interests.

Lecturer positions are for one semester or one year, with the possibility of renewal until the lecturer has accumulated a maximum of 3.0 annual lecturer FTE. (One four-credit course is equivalent to 0.25 annual FTE). Appointments are dependent upon faculty vacancies. No full-time positions are anticipated for the next academic year. Lecturers appointed to half-time positions may be eligible for Harvard benefits.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a PhD or an equivalent terminal degree in Psychology or very closely related field (e.g. Cognitive Science, Statistics, EdD in Human Development) by the expected start date.

Additional Qualifications

Candidates must have a strong teaching and research background.

Special Instructions

Please submit:

1) A cover letter that briefly describes your teaching background, outlines titles and brief descriptions of courses you would be interested in teaching, and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging. 2) CV 3) Statement of teaching interests, including teaching philosophy, goals, methods, and prior experience 4) Evidence of your teaching experience and success, including quantitative and qualitative teaching evaluations 5) Course syllabi 6) At least three letters of recommendation 7) Applicable only for those candidates who have not yet received the PhD: A letter from your advisor confirming that the PhD will be conferred by the expected start date

Optional materials include: Statement of research interests

Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted by April 15, 2023. Applications submitted after this deadline will only be considered if positions remain open after an initial round.

Contact Information

Katherine Powers, PhD Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies Department of Psychology Harvard University 220 William James Hall 33 Kirkland Street Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email [email protected] Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you hold a doctoral degree?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Will you hold a doctoral degree by the date indicated in the job advertisement?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you authorized to work in the United States, or will you need visa assistance?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How many years of experience do you have as a graduate student instructor?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How many years of experience do you have teaching undergraduates?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How many years of experience do you have teaching your own course(s) (i.e., not as a discussion section leader)
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please indicate the area in which you feel MOST comfortable teaching undergraduate courses. (must choose one)
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Clinical Science/Abnormal Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology/Behaviorial Psychology/Neuroscience
  • Statistics/Research Methods
  • Please list potential course topics or titles for upper level undergraduate seminar or lecture courses you might be interested in teaching.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please provide the title of your dissertation.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please provide a one paragraph summary of your dissertation.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Course Evaluation
  • Sample Syllabus
  • Optional Documents

  • Degree Verification
  • Statement of Research
  • Other
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