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Lecturer, Psychological Sciences

Rice University
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Jul 7, 2021

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The Department of Psychological Sciences at Rice University (Houston, Texas) is now accepting applications for a lecturer position to begin July 1, 2021. The candidate should have a PhD in Psychology or a related field by the start of the appointment. This is a one-year appointment with the strong possibility of renewal, contingent on performance. Rice University has a promotable teaching professor track for those with the promise and commitment to become pedagogical leaders in their discipline, and the successful applicant could eventually be eligible for an appointment to that track.

The successful applicant will teach six undergraduate courses a year, split across the Fall and Spring semesters. The courses to be taught include Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods, an upper-level class in the area of the lecturer’s expertise, and other classes that may be required to fulfill a departmental need. The candidate will also be expected to mentor and advise undergraduate students in the Department of Psychological Sciences.

Rice University is a private, comprehensive research university located in the heart of Houston’s dynamic Museum District and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across eight schools and has a student body of approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students. Rice consistently ranks among the top 20 national universities and the top 10 in undergraduate teaching (US News & World Report); its endowment ranks among the top 20 of US universities. In 2021, the Department of Psychological Sciences was ranked 6th in Best Colleges for Psychology in America by Niche. More information about the program is available on our website:

The deadline for receipt of applications is June 1st, 2021. PhD is required by time of appointment. Application materials include: (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) teaching statement (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness and (5) three letters of recommendation. Application can be found here:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. Rice University Standard of Civility: Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public.

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