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Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Instruction in Psychology

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX
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Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Instruction in Psychology





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Job Summary:

The Department of Psychology in the College of Science at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a non-tenure-track (NTT) faculty position to begin Fall 2024. The NTT faculty position is a full-time position at the rank of Lecturer for M.S. or M.A. candidates and Assistant Professor of Instruction rank for Ph.D. candidates. This is a nine-month renewable contract position that will support the degree programs offered in our department in the areas of Psychological Sciences, Health/Neuroscience and Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Benefits at UTA:

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CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental fields of study. Candidates specializing in all sub-disciplines of psychology are welcome to apply; however, preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence in general psychology and/or statistics. NTT instructors are expected to teach four courses each fall and spring semester at the undergraduate level, primarily using a face-to-face teaching modality.

Successful candidates should be strongly committed to inclusive teaching practices, undergraduate mentorship, and student success. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

Qualified applicants will have a minimum of a master’s degree in psychology, or a closely related field, experience teaching large classes, enthusiasm for working with undergraduates, and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level utilizing active learning and innovative pedagogies.

In addition to teaching, candidates will be expected to contribute to the quality and growth of the department by meeting service expectations of the department, college, and university to promote our undergraduate programs and enhance our students’ educational experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates having a Ph.D. in psychology, or a closely related field, and at least two years of experience teaching university-level psychology courses. Familiarity with the Canvas learning management system is also preferred.

Department Information:

Housed within the College of Science, the Psychology Department offers both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology. Additional information about our graduate and undergraduate programs can be found at

The department is comprised of over 1,000 undergraduate psychology majors and approximately 60 graduate students, as well as 9 tenured, 4 tenure-track, and 7 non-tenure-track faculty members. We are a collegial, team-based department and are seeking a new faculty member to join our growing, collaborative group.

UTA provides extensive opportunities for pedagogical professional development. Non-tenure track faculty are eligible to apply for faculty grants for research and travel and are encouraged to present their pedagogical research at educational conferences. UTA also provides a path to promotion for non-tenure track faculty who excel in teaching. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing department of exceptional educators, scholars, and students.

University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials:

Required Documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae including prior teaching positions and courses taught
  • Cover Letter describing qualifications that align with the position description
  • Unofficial Transcripts (required only for candidates for whom their degree is not in the same discipline as the one in which they will teach)
  • Teaching Statement and Philosophy not to exceed two pages
  • Contact information for three (3) referenceswill be requested for applicants selected for first-round interviews
  • Do not submit additional materials

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