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Lecturer, Psychology

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Position Number 38983
Class Title Lecturer, Psychology
Administrative Title No Administrative Function
Job Description

The University of Central Florida (UCF)’s Department of Psychology in the College of Sciences is hiring for a nine-month, non-tenure earning faculty position anticipated to begin Fall 2018. This position, located on the university’s Orlando campus, will support our Psychology B.S. program. Based on the current workload policy, duties will include teaching a 4/4 load of large face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses (ranging between 75 and 450 students) and service in support of this program and the department in general.

All applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population at the undergraduate level. We are also interested in candidates who can develop and coordinate undergraduate high-impact experiential learning opportunities. Similarly, qualified candidates who conduct experimental research in psychology that studies topics related to diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

The department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Orlando communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, theme parks/attractions, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities.

The Psychology Department at UCF emphasizes breadth of psychology while allowing students to pursue one of six specialized tracks (Clinical Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Human Factors, Experimental Psychology, Neuroscience, and General). Psychology is one of the most popular majors at UCF, with over 3,500 undergraduate majors and 150+ graduate students. Despite our number of majors and class size, we emphasize critical thinking, strong written and oral communication skills, and professional development. This is accomplished by offering career readiness, research opportunities, and high impact learning experiences such as honors theses, undergraduate teaching assistant internships, peer advising internships, service learning, and study abroad.

Position Minimum Qualifications

A doctoral degree in Psychology from an accredited institution is required at the time of employment.


All areas of specialization will be considered, but priority will be given to applicants with experience in successful undergraduate teaching of experimental courses (e.g., social psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, physiological psychology, research methods, and statistics), both online and face-to-face. Also, preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated commitment to equity efforts, outreach, and/or experience in promoting equal opportunity in higher education.

Special Conditions
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Additional Application Materials Required

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website,

Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Applications should include:
1. Cover letter.
2. The candidate’s current curriculum vitae.
3. A teaching philosophy statement (no more than 3 pages, 12-point Times New Roman), which should describe the degree to which the applicant has experience and can contribute to the current core courses of the Psychology B.S. program. The statement should also describe the applicant’s experience in mentoring and educating undergraduate students in experimental psychology.
4. A brief statement of teaching interests.
5. Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
6. A concise diversity statement (no more than 300 words) which should address the applicant’s commitment to equity efforts, outreach, and/or experience in promoting equal opportunity in higher education.
7. The names, email addresses, and phone numbers for three professional references who may be requested to provide letters of recommendation which specifically address your research, teaching, and interdisciplinary qualifications.

Additional questions may be addressed to Dr. Florian Jentsch (, Interim Chair, Department of Psychology, or Dr. Alisha Janowsky (, Chair, Search Committee.

FTE 1.0-Full-Time
Requisition Number 701241
Job Open Date 02/23/2018
Job Close Date
Open until filled Yes
Division Academic Affairs
College/Area College of Sciences (COS)
Department COS-Psychology
Annual Salary Negotiable
Type of Appointment Regular
Job Category Faculty
Work Location Orlando (Main)
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  1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
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