Lecturer of Neuroscience (2 positions), Arizona State University

  • 24 Nov 2020 2:36 PM
    Message # 9384749

    Lecturers in Psychology and Neuroscience, Arizona State University, Tempe Campus.

    The Department of Psychology at Arizona State University invites applications for two full-time Lecturers with an anticipated start date of August 2021. These are full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure-eligible positions renewable on an academic year basis (August 16th to May 15th) contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university.

    The Psychology Department is managing the expansion of Arizona State’s Neuroscience major, including the development of online course offerings. The successful candidates will be expected to teach four sections per semester, online and in-person, at the undergraduate level in support of the Neuroscience major. Assigned courses will typically include one or more foundational courses (e.g., Introduction to Neuroscience, Research Methods), along with one or more upper-division breadth courses in the candidate’s area. The successful candidates will join an active, committed group of teaching faculty in delivering high quality undergraduate courses, and will be expected to participate in service to the university and profession as appropriate. Lecturer positions include the potential for promotion within the lecturer ranks, and opportunities for summer teaching.

    The requirement for the positions are a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology, or closely related discipline by the time of appointment.

    Desired qualifications include: (1) experience teaching undergraduate neuroscience courses; (2) experience with multiple teaching modalities, especially online course development and teaching; (3) familiarity with “best practices” in undergraduate education; (4) professional engagement with students in and out of the classroom; and (5) demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities. Applicants are expected to give a teaching demonstration if invited to interview.

    To apply, please submit the following as pdf(s) through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/81381: (1) a letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae or resume; (3) statement of teaching philosophy; (4) if available, syllabi and course-related material (including evaluations) for no more than two courses you have taught; (5) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence; and (6) three letters of recommendation, which should be uploaded by your recommenders to Interfolio directly. Email and paper applications will not be accepted.

    Inquiries concerning the search should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Whitney Hansen, at whitney.hansen@asu.edu. Be sure to include “Lecturer Search” in the subject line when sending e-mails.

    Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is January 11, 2021. If not filled, review of complete applications will continue every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

    Arizona State University is located in the Phoenix/Scottsdale metropolitan area and offers all of the amenities of a large urban/winter resort area. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by viewing https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.

    The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

    A background check is required for employment.

    Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX.

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