Lecturer in Psychology

Michigan, United States
08 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Part Time

How to Apply

In order to be considered for this position, send an application letter of introduction explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy, a current CV, evidence of teaching excellence, and two letters of recommendation to Psych.Lecturer.Search@umich.edu. In addition to submitting materials to the email provided, all applicants must apply to this posting through this website (the cover letter and CV must be uploaded as one document).

Job Summary

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan invite applications for a Lecturer I position with 33.33% effort for the Winter Term 2019.

Psych 340: Educational Neuroscience

Education is evolving from a one size fits all perspective to understanding differences in the way people learn, how best to tap into those differences and how the environment influences human learning and cognition. Central to this change in the way we think of education is understanding how the brain works. This course covers topics in how neuroscience informs education and how education changes the developing brain. The study of education involves understanding what motivates learners, how youth develop, what cognitive strategies are best for learning. This course will help students to understand the neuroscience that intersects with education within the subfields developmental, cognitive, social and clinical neuroscience.

Required Qualifications*

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in psychology or a closely related field. The candidate must also have demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching in the United States.

Desired Qualifications*

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in teaching courses in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience.

Additional Information

Questions about applying for this position can be emailed to Psych.Lecturer.Search@umich.edu.

The application deadline is November 11, 2018 and an offer of appointment will be made by November 30, 2018.

The appointment is subject to final approval by the College.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by:

Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.

Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.