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Lecturer, Psychology (one year appointment)

Salve Regina University
Newport, RI
Category:: Academic / Faculty
Department:: Psychology
Locations:: Newport, RI
Posted:: Feb 27, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 173062

About Salve Regina University:

Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformative colleges in the United States by Money Magazine, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the scenic coastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. The University's commitment to academic success and personal discovery extends beyond its historic campus into a dynamic world where the application of higher thinking and skill are most valued. Salve Regina offers bachelor's and master's degree programs, graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in humanities, international relations and nursing. Enrollment includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Job Description:

The Department of Psychology at Salve Regina University invites applications for a one-year full-time lecturer position to teach a 4:4 course load to begin in Fall 2024. The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate introductory and special topics courses. High need for Theories of Personality, Theories of Counseling, Psychological Diagnoses in Sociocultural contexts, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Child Development, Adult and Aging Development and special topics in their areas of expertise.

Review of applications will begin now and continue until position if filled.


Responsibilities include teaching, maintaining productive research and scholarship, advising undergraduate students, and participating in service at the university, local, and national levels.


  • Ph.D. in Psychology or related degrees
  • Ability to teach a diverse group of students

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including (waiting periods apply):

  • health, dental and vision coverage available on the first of the month following date of hire
  • 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA with employee and employer contributions as well as access to advising services
  • long-term disability coverage
  • employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
  • up to 100% free tuition at Salve for eligible employees and qualified dependents
  • robust wellness program and free access to the on-campus Fitness Center

Other available benefits include:

  • supplemental life insurance for employees and dependents
  • supplemental insurance coverage through Aflac
  • Tuition Exchange scholarship program. Application available for qualified dependents of eligible employees working full-time
  • discounted pet insurance through ASPCA
  • student loan forgiveness assistance program (SAVI)
  • discounted auto and home insurance through Liberty Mutual
  • employee Assistance Program through Coastline EAP
  • flexible spending health and dependent care accounts
  • health savings accounts
  • 529 collegebound saver program

For more detailed information on Salve's benefits, visit

Salve Regina University strives to cultivate belonging values through diversity, equity inclusion in order to foster a welcoming culture for our staff, faculty and students, as well as the wider community. Salve Regina University embraces all people with grace. No matter the path traveled to get here, the University acknowledges that many identities will intersect. Salve Regina belongs to all in its community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation (sent directly to Salve Regina University, as a comprehensive Mercy, Catholic University, welcomes people of all beliefs and encourages students to work for a world that is harmonious, just, and merciful. In your cover letter, please highlight how your teaching, scholarship, leadership, and service might serve to support the University's mission and its commitment to diversity, dialogue, and lifelong learning. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.

The application window will remain open until the position is filled. The initial review will begin on April 1st.

Contact Cody Morris or 401-341-7285 with any questions.


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