Job TitleLecturer, Psychology
Position TypeFull Time
Job Category Faculty
Salary Range -
Location Macon, Georgia 31201 United States
Application Deadline -
Contact Name Amy Borchardt
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College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences
Primary Job Posting Location:
Macon, GA 31207
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The Department of Psychology at Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) invites applications for a Lecturer position to start August 2024.
The department shares Mercer University’s vision to create a diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, and staff who join together to make a positive difference in the world. The successful candidate will have (1) documented evidence of teaching excellence, preferably in the area(s) of CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, or BIOPSYCHOLOGY/NEUROSCIENCE broadly defined, and (2) a commitment to serving a diverse student population. We are particularly interested in applicants who can teach any combination of the following courses: Introduction to Psychology, Lifespan Development, Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Gender, Biopsychology, Sensation & Perception, and/or Drugs & Behavior. Opportunities to teach other Psychology courses related to the candidate’s background or interests are available.
Teaching loads are determined per contractual agreement but the standard teaching load is 27 semester hours per academic year at the undergraduate-level, which translates as 4-5 courses per semester with usually no more than three preps. In cases where advising or other administrative duties are contractually assigned, a corresponding reduction in teaching load is offered. Responsibilities include teaching and departmental service; lecturer appointments do not carry expectations of scholarship.
A Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in Psychology is required. Candidates with a Ph.D. and/or prior teaching experience are preferred.
Mercer University is a private university distinguished by its commitment to teaching, empowering, and inspiring its students to create, discover, and serve. The university offers rigorous programs to more than 9,000 students enrolled in schools of liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, business, law, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, health professions, education, theology, and professional advancement. Mercer continues to boast a strong enrollment, increasing the incoming first-year class of students by 39% in the past decade. At the same time, the average GPA of incoming students for Fall 2023 was a 4.02 with average standardized test score in the 88th percentile for those who submitted scores. The College, which hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, is dedicated to cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialogue, and responsible citizenry, and affirms the university’s commitment to openness and inclusion and to inspiring students to lives of service. It is located in the historic city of Macon, Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural, and commercial hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta.
Mercer’s Department of Psychology has 9 faculty members, offers both B.A. and B.S. degrees, and has the second-largest major in CLAS with over 200 majors. In addition, Psychology and Biology faculty formed an interdisciplinary Neuroscience program, which has more than 100 majors. For additional information about Mercer University and the Department of Psychology email the search committee chair Dr. Amy Borchardt, email@example.com, or consult the following websites:
Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Required Document Attachments:
1) A Cover Letter addressing interest in teaching in a liberal arts setting with diverse students
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) A statement of Teaching Philosophy and experience
4) A statement of past, current, and anticipated future contributions to fostering a diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, and staff
5) Contact information for 3 professional references.
Optional: If desired, and you have recent evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., peer observations, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi), please include in the “Other” documents section.
Candidates selected for the first round of interviews will send, upon request, unofficial graduate transcripts (redact any personal or private identifying information including, but not limited to: social security number, birthdate, race or gender, before submitting) and three confidential letters of recommendation that specifically address teaching ability and research directly to Dr. Amy Borchardt at firstname.lastname@example.org
The successful candidate must submit official transcripts prior to employment.
Review of applications will begin February 14th and will continue until the position is filled.
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
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Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.
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