Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer in Psychology

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Rice University (Houston, Texas) is now accepting applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible non-tenure-track lecturer position to begin July 1, 2022. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field by the start of the appointment. This is a two-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 course load includes a large introductory course in psychology (fall & spring), an introductory course in cognitive psychology (fall), and a course in research methods (fall & spring). The sixth course (spring) would be an upper-level class in the area of the lecturer’s expertise, or in fulfillment of a departmental need.

The Department of Psychological Sciences trains doctoral students in Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience; Health Psychology; Human-Computer Interaction & Human Factors (HCIHF); and Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology. The Department also offers professional Master’s programs in our HCHIF and I-O programs.

Rice University is a 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 department is available on our website: https://www.psychology.rice.edu.

We encourage everyone to apply, especially those individuals who have been historically underrepresented in academia: people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, women, people with disabilities, veterans, people of any age or family status. We strive to actively counter prejudice and to create a working environment that is inclusive and equitable.

The deadline for receipt of applications is January 7, 2021. A Ph.D. is required by time of appointment. Application materials include: (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) teaching statement, (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (5) a description of how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Rice through your teaching, research, and/or service, and (6) three letters of recommendation. The application can be found here: https://apply.interfolio.com/99481.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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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