Adjunct Faculty – Psychology
Part-time Psychology Instructors (Intro & Internship/Seminar) Needed
The Social Sciences/Psychology Program in the School of Humanities, Education, Justice & Social Sciences at Lasell University is seeking 2 part-time faculty members to teach for the spring semester.
Our program offers a major in Psychology with a focus on combining professional skill development with a strong grounding in the liberal arts and a commitment to infusing diversity, social justice, and inclusion in the curriculum.
These are face-to-face classes that are already sch eduled, so availability for these specific time slots on campus are required. Please indicate which course is of interest to you in your response.
- Introduction to Psychology:
- Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30 – 4: 45 pm
- Foundation Internship & Seminar:
- Tuesday & Thursdays 9:30 – 10:45 am
This opening includes faculty supervision of junior-level student internships as well as instruction for the accompanying seminar course (total of 6 credit hours). This faculty member must be available for this on-campus class meeting time as well as periodic internship site visits and communication (phone/email/Zoom) with internship site supervisors.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Provide instruction for all sessions of assigned courses utilizing the college philosophy of connected learning.
- Provide a syllabus and course outline to students that clearly communicates course learning outcomes.
- Align some course assignments with departmental and college core curriculum goals learning goals and provide student work samples for college assessment purposes (sample assignments available)
- Maintain office hours each week and timely communications with students via email and phone
- Incorporate Canvas (online learning platform) into the course.
- Keep accurate records of student progress (grades) and complete mid-semester and final grade reports.
A willingness to incorporate the college's Connected Learning Philosophy into the course as well as a master's degree in a related field are required (doctoral degree preferred). Career-relevant experience such as counseling, research and/or statistics is a plus. Some of these courses are part of our general education core curriculum in addition to major requirements; thus, the successful candidate will have experience teaching students from a variety of majors and be willing to collaborate with other instructors on core curriculum and major-specific learning goals. Familiarity with Canvas or other learning management systems a plus.
As an institution, Lasell is committed to creating an intellectually enriching and inclusive educational environment. We are dedicated to enhancing our employees' intercultural competence and sensitivity in fulfilling their roles and interacting with students and employees who are broadly diverse with regard to various aspects of identity, such as race, ethnicity, ability status, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, nationality, and religion. Candidates who share this commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campus are encouraged to apply.
Course descriptions can be found on our website:
Cover letters should specify which course(s) the applicant is available to teach.
Interested candidates should upload a letter of interest, resume and the information of three (3) references using the forms below. Review of resumes will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Lasell University is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.
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