Lecturer in Psychology (22 views)

Chicago, Illinois
June 21, 2022

Background: The Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position for academic year 2022–23 with the ability to teach a broad range of courses. This is a lecturer appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance and review. The department has 33 full-time faculty, serves 1,200 undergraduate majors, and has PhD programs in clinical, developmental, and social psychology.  Psychology also runs (jointly with Biology) an undergraduate major in Neuroscience with more than 600 students. We are a congenial, collaborative program, housed on Loyola’s beautiful lakeside campus. CAS/LUC provides opportunities for promotion based on demonstrated teaching excellence and service to the program, school, and university. For further information about the department, please visit http://www.luc.edu/psychology/.

This search is part of a University-wide, multiyear hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding faculty members who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines). Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities include 4 courses in each of the semesters of the academic year.  These courses must include Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Lab in Cognition, Lab in Social Psychology, Research Methods, and Statistics.

Minimum Qualifications: Preferred applicants will have a PhD in psychology or a related discipline and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially regarding socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Candidates must be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic education.

Preferred Qualifications:  It is strongly preferred that candidates have teaching experience with at least three of the courses listed above.  The position is for a generalist and requires broad training in Psychology and, preferably, broad teaching experience.

Review of applications will begin June 21, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to our mission of social justice and transformative education. The University believes that broad diversity is critical to achieving its mission. Therefore, in holistically assessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.

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