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Lecturer - Psychology (Online College for Career Advancement Program)

Valdosta State University
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Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Lecturer - Psychology (Online College for Career Advancement Program)
Location: Valdosta State University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 269645
About Us

As a comprehensive institution of the University System of Georgia, Valdosta State University (VSU) is a welcoming, aware, and vibrant community founded on and dedicated to serving our communities' rich and diverse heritages. Through excellence in teaching, basic and applied research, and service, VSU provides rigorous programs and opportunities that enrich our students, our university, and our region. As such, the VSU mission consists of three interrelated parts that includes a student mission, university mission and regional mission. The university is equally dedicated to the core values of community, including a commitment to practice civility, integrity and citizenship. As members of this community and proud Blazers we strive to uphold these core values for the advancement of the University, as stated in the Blazer Creed and reflected in our commitment to the University System of Georgia's Core Values.

Blazer Creed

Valdosta State University is a learning environment based on trust and mutual respect in which open dialogue, vigorous debate, and the free exchange of ideas are welcome. The University is equally dedicated to the core values of community, including a commitment to practice civility, integrity, and citizenship. As members of this community, and proud Blazers, we will strive to uphold these core values for the advancement of the University.

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As a Blazer, we pledge to uphold the core principles of Civility, Integrity, and Citizenship.

University System of Georgia (USG) Statement of Core Values

Every member of the USG community is required to adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values, Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect that form and guide the daily work of the organization.

  1. Integrity - We will be honest, fair, impartial, and unbiased in our dealings both with and on behalf of the USG.

  2. Excellence - We will perform our duties to foster a culture of excellence and high quality in everything we do.

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  4. Respect - We recognize the inherent dignity and rights of every person, and we will do our utmost to fulfill our resulting responsibility to treat each person with fairness, compassion, and decency.

Job Summary

The Department of Psychological Science in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks applicants for a non-tenure track, full-time Lecturer faculty position. Appointment begins August 1, 2024.The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching psychology courses in the candidate's area of expertise and service to the department, college, and university.Remote candidates will be considered for this position, but the preference will be for those who can have an on-campus presence.

The Department of Psychological Science is housed in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The department offers a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences degree in psychology. The department also has an online Bachelor of Psychology program and offers a minor in psychology.The department serves 600 majors and 150 minors. For more information on the department visit

Review of completed applications will begin April 15, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. For more information contact Dr. Kirchner, Chair of Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Psychological Science, via email


Hybrid Opportunity: On-Campus Preference with Remote Flexibility

The position will be responsible for teaching courses in the Online College for Career Advancement (OCCA) Psychology program.The teaching load will be 5 classes (15 credit hours) per semester (Fall and Spring) and providing service to the department, college, and University. Position will be responsible for advising majors in the program as part of service.

Typical Allocation of Duties

Teaching and Service - 100%
Teaches classes and meets assigned service obligations.

Required Qualifications
    M.A. degree in Psychology

    Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning

    Experience designing and/or teaching online psychology courses

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Psychology

  • A record of mentoring students

  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting

Proposed Salary

Commensurate with experience.

Conditions of Employment

Applicant Requirements & Conditions of Employment

Applicants are required to provide:

  • professional references with current contact information

  • documentation of academic credentials

  • employment history

Please note that during the search process, VSU reserves the right to:

    ask candidates who will serve in Positions of Trust to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment,

    view social media outlets, and

    remove job postings without additional notification.

Employment is contingent upon:

    successful completion of a background check investigation, including a criminal background check

    reference checks

Employment may also be contingent upon the job-based requirements if applicable for your position:

    satisfactory credit check

    successful completion of a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR)

    pre-employment drug testing

    confirmation of credentials

After initial hiring, employees will be required to successfully complete all of the following training:

    New employee orientation

    VSU's Annual Compliance Training:

    USG Cybersecurity Training (required twice yearly)

    Job-specific training such as: FMLA & Worker¿s Compensation, Budget Manager Training

    , Purchasing Training (ePro & PCard), and Defensive Driving

Equal Employment Opportunity

Valdosta State University is an equal opportunity educational institution. It is not the intent of the institution to discriminate against any applicant for admission or any student or employee of the institution based on the age, sex, race, religion, color, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation of the individual.

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