Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology

Faculty Lecturer, Full Time, Psychology

About this job: Lecturer, Non-Tenure Track, OTHER

University of Pittsburgh - Department of Psychology -   See this job on our site

Job is in: Pittsburgh, PA US

Contact: Dr. Cynthia Lausberg
Phone: 412-624-4500

Post Date: November 15, 2021
Job Starts: September 1, 2022
Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the level of Lecturer I in Psychology. This position is pending budgetary approval. Lecturers in Psychology teach undergraduate courses and have the opportunity to mentor undergraduates in teaching and research, mentor graduate students in teaching (, and participate in a vibrant, teaching-focused community within the department and the University ( This position, which is outside the tenure stream, would begin in the Fall 2022 semester. The initial appointment is for three years. Subsequent renewals of three years are subject to performance reviews and departmental needs. Applicants are encouraged to review the University of Pittsburgh’s promotion system for Lecturers. The successful candidate will teach three undergraduate courses (or equivalent) per semester. This may include more than one section of a course in a given semester and/or repetition of a course from Fall to Spring. The position is an 8-month appointment and teaching responsibilities are during the fall and spring semesters. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach Research Methods (Lecture and Laboratory), an advanced laboratory, and/or an upper-level course in the candidates’ area of interest and at least one of the following core courses: Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, or Biopsychology. The department is especially interested in courses that include a diversity focus; we encourage candidates to describe how they will bring diversity issues into their courses. Required qualifications are a Ph.D. or equivalent in Psychology or a related field and evidence of high-quality undergraduate teaching in Psychology. Preference will also be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to teaching, to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to participation in the department’s teaching community. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, examples of course syllabi and materials, evaluations of teaching, and up to three letters of recommendation. We seek candidates whose prior experiences have prepared them to contribute to our department’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Therefore, candidates should include diversity, equity, and inclusion statement discussing their understanding of these issues, the record of activities to date, and specific plans and goals for helping to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Pittsburgh ( References will be collected at a later date in the process. In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 1, 2022. We welcome applications from candidates who have taken non-traditional career paths, who have taken time away from work for family reasons, and who have participated in careers outside of academia. The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.