Lecturer of Psychology - Cognitive

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

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Lecturer of Psychology - Cognitive


DAL-Sociology & Psychology-514200

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Salary commensurate with experience

Department Summary:

At the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences we serve the needs of all students, traditional and non-traditional. We are committed to the values of diversity, creativity, leadership, integrity and lifelong learning. These values are the foundation of the University’s mission to empower students, transform lives, and strengthen communities.
Our faculty excel in teaching, research, and service. The faculty are recognized for their innovative pedagogy and expertise. They are committed to student-centered educational opportunities that provide career-ready skills and lifelong learning. Our curriculum builds foundational knowledge required for all academic degree programs at the University, emphasizing communication skills, analytical reasoning, leadership, and independent thought. The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to innovative programs that prepare our students to compete effectively in a rapidly changing job market or to pursue post-graduate education.

Position Summary:

The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for a full-time Psychology Lecturer in the areas of Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods, or Statistics beginning Fall 2021. This is a non-tenure track appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to achieve excellence in teaching and to participate in continued development of the UNT Dallas Psychology Department, which offers a B.A. degree in Psychology. This new faculty member will also provide leadership in developing curricula and experiential learning opportunities, with internships in multiple industry sectors and service-learning throughout the community.
We are particularly interested in student-centric, innovative, and energetic candidates who can help lead the development of UNTD’s Psychology Department through program development, student recruitment, community outreach, and potential student research lab opportunities. We seek a Psychology specialist who can contribute to the Psychology program by teaching courses specific to cognitive psychology, research methods, learning and memory, and/or statistics. This new faculty member will also be responsible for advising student organizations, developing online courses, and building collaborative relationships with area agencies, clinics, hospitals, and private sector entities.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Expectations for Lecturers at UNTD include excellent teaching, and service, resulting in contributions equivalent to a four-course load each semester. This workload expectation can be fulfilled through a combination of teaching, service, and program development. Faculty are also expected to participate in such service activities as curriculum development, student recruiting and advising, program assessment, and committee leadership

Minimum Qualifications:

•Master’s Degree in Psychology or other closely related field
•Evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching
•Experience in teaching Psychology courses specific to, research methods, cognitive psychology, learning and memory, and/or statistics
•Experience in developing collaborative partnerships in psychology sectors
•Experience or demonstrated potential in building, maintaining, and supervising a broad-based student internship program
•Evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in scholarship and community service
•Demonstrated effective written, verbal, and team-building communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

•Ph.D. in Psychology or other closely related field
•Experience in mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate research students.
•Experience in curriculum development and developing interdisciplinary degree programs
•Experience in building and supervising student organizations
•Experience in developing and implementing service learning and experiential learning in curricular and co-curricular settings
•Experience in promoting and marketing academic programs in the psychology sector
•Academic experience working with a culturally diverse population

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Kneeling, Lifting up to 50 pounds, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Walking, Writing, Talk or Hear

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Job No:
Posted: 10/17/2020
Application Due: 4/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time