Lecturer or Senior Lecturer – Psychology, College for Health, Community and Policy

Location: San Antonio, TX
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Job ID: 11844
Full/Part Time: Part Time

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The University of Texas at San Antonio is a Tier One research university and a Hispanic Serving Institution specializing in cybersecurity, health, fundamental futures, and social-economic transformation. With more than 34,300 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service, and with an intentional focus on career readiness the university produces more graduates for the workforce than any other institution in the region. It is a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property — for Texas, the nation and the world. UTSA has been recognized as a Top Employer in Texas by Forbes Magazine. Learn more online, on UTSA Today or on X (formerly Twitter), Instagram, Facebook, YouTube or LinkedIn.

Posting End Date: The priority deadline for this position is 6/3/2024; however, the position will remain open untill filled. At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may close once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

Salary Range: Up to $48,000/Annualized, commensurate with education, experience and qualifications.

Hours: Exempt position.

Seeking to fill one 1 year fixed-term track faculty appointment (i.e., non-tenure track).

The position is full-time and considered 40 hours a week for 9-months of each year.

Anticipated workload distribution, depending on departmental needs:

80% teaching and 20% service, or
90% teaching and 10% service, or
100% teaching, no service.

For 80% teaching loads, course load is 4 courses in Fall and 4 in Spring.

For 90% teaching loads, course load is 4 courses in one semester and 5 courses in the other.

For 100% teaching loads, course load is 5 courses per semester.

Required Application Materials:

  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Cover letter.
  • Statement of experience related to teaching at the undergraduate level.
  • Sample reports of teaching ratings.
  • Contact information for 3-5 professional references.

Essential Functions

  1. Teach undergraduate courses during fall and spring semesters.
  2. Course instruction will be primarily face-to-face and it is required that candidates be able and present to teach in that format.
  3. Course instruction may also include hybrid and online formats dependent on department needs.
  4. Engagement in service related to undergraduate students potentially including curricular requirements, competency development, resource needs, program evaluation, and student assessment.
  5. Anticipated workload distribution: 80% teaching and 20% service, 90% teaching and 10% service, or 100% teaching, depending on departmental need.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Psychology or a closely-related discipline.
  • Previous experience teaching at least one of the following with high ratings: introductory psychology, social psychology, biopsychology, developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, cognitive psychology, experimental psychology, or statistics.
  • Knowledge and skills in using computer programs and platforms including Microsoft Office (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint), statistical software (e.g., SPSS, JASP, R, and MPLUS), and online classroom software (e.g., Zoom, Canvas, Blackboard, Camtasia).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Psychology.
  • Two years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
  • Training in either biopsychology/physiological psychology or social psychology (e.g., social cognition and relationships).
  • Secondary preferences include ability to teach classes such as introduction to pyschology, experimental methods, experimental projects and laboratory, statistics, congnitive psychology, biopsychology, motivation and emotion,as well as other classes listed in the UTSA catalog. as wthin (a) health-related disciplines (which might include a clinical or social focus), (b) multiple domains of teaching, including introduction to psychology, statistics, experimental psychology, experimental projects and laboratory, and cognitive psychology, or (c) other classes listed in the UTSA catalog.
  • Highly prefer persons with experience teaching both in person and online courses and willingness and availability to teach using both platforms, with the majority of courses likely being taught in person, requiring the person to be on campus most days.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience managing labs and/or teaching assistants.




Additional Information

  • UTSA is a tobacco free campus.
  • This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
  • Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.

Working Conditions

This position will be primarily located on campus. Travel and parking expenses are the employee's responsibility.

Equal Employment Opportunity

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.


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