Chinese-English Bilingual Lecturer/Sr Lecturer in Psychology (34 views)

Glendale, AZ or Remote
November 5, 2021

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Arizona State University is seeking an active and engaged scholar who will assist with developing and delivering the curriculum for the online Chinese-language Master of Science in Psychology program. The program was launched in Fall 2020 with the goal of providing access to graduate studies in psychology for learners located in China and other Asian countries.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure-track position with an initial appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Lecturer Sr, to start in August 2022. The Lecturer or Lecturer Sr position typically carries a teaching load of 4 courses per semester. However, the teaching load may be reduced in the first semester for onboarding and for allowing time to develop new courses. In addition, course releases are allowed if the faculty takes on administrative responsibilities related to the program.

About the School:

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presently in a period of expansion and innovation around new initiatives and programs in Psychology, including resilience, forensic psychology, and behavioral data science. The School is home to online (digital-immersion) and campus-immersion undergraduate and Master’s programs in Psychology and Forensic Psychology, and a doctoral program in Law and Psychology.

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is one of the schools within ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. More information about the School can be found at and more information about the New College can be found at

ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

New College strives to uphold values of cultural and intellectual diversity and to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where all can thrive, share ideas, and pursue their goals.

Essential Functions of the Position:

Teaching in the M.S. Psychology Online Program with administrative duties as needed:

  • Create instructional materials in simplified Chinese
  • Teach psychology courses and assist students in Mandarin
  • Translate course materials from English into simplified Chinese as needed
  • Effectively teach, supervise, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students
  • Assist with program-related administrative duties
  • Engage in service activities to support the unit, college, and university


Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate must:

  • Be fluent in Mandarin (simplified Chinese) and English
  • Have a doctoral degree in Psychology or a related field by the time of appointment
  • A record reflecting experience teaching at the postsecondary level in the field of psychology

Desired Qualifications:  

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Experience developing and teaching online courses at the undergraduate or graduate level
  • Experience with online learning platforms such as Canvas
  • Demonstrated ability to teach broadly in psychology
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students
  • Familiarity with training and supervising teaching assistants
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills
  • Educational background in: Cognitive, Developmental, or Social Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods
  • Administrative experience related to managing academic programs
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students.
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