Open Rank Lecturer II or III

Job Opportunity

Posted:  Nov 13, 2023 - 04:35pm

Faculty Position

The Department of Psychology at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full time, 9-month, recurring appointment Open Rank Lecturer II or III, to begin August 1, 2023. The department seeks to hire a psychology instructor who can contribute broadly to its teaching mission by offering a range of undergraduate courses in psychology (e.g., introductory psychology, psychology research techniques, statistics, developmental psychology, social psychology, health psychology, cognitive psychology and upper level electives, etc.) both in face-to-face and online modalities.
Lecturers are expected to teach four courses each spring and fall semester. Lecturers are also expected to engage in teaching-related service (e.g., departmental committee membership), professional development, or other departmental activities. Additional scholarly activities may include mentoring undergraduate students, developing new courses, or otherwise furthering the department's teaching mission. Lecturers undergo performance reviews annually.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. M.A. (Lecturer II) or Ph.D. (Lecturer III) in Psychology or closely related field (completed by August 1, 2023).
2. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level either in face-to-face or online modalities.
Preferred Qualifications:
1. Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching a range of different undergraduate courses in psychology in both face-to-face and online modalities.
2. Teaching experience with any of the undergraduate courses of greatest need to the Department of Psychology at the University of New Mexico (e.g., introductory psychology, psychology research techniques, statistics, developmental, social, health, and cognitive psychology, and various upper level psychology electives) in either the online or face-to-face modality.
3. Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success in courses taught, as well as experience working with broadly diverse communities.
4. Teaching experience at a four-year undergraduate institution.
To apply, please access the University of New Mexico’s online application system at and apply for req25340. Only applications submitted through this website can be considered. Applicants should pay extra attention to the “Special Instructions to Applicants,” which detail the required elements of the application. A complete application consists of a cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the minimum and preferred criteria (e.g., evidence of teaching effectiveness, commitment to success of diverse students, etc.); a current curriculum vita (please include email address and telephone number);
and teaching portfolio (see for details, should include evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as summaries of student and/or peer evaluations of their teaching). Applicants selected for further consideration for the position based on their initial application will be required to provide three letters of recommendation and will be notified accordingly. Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.
For best consideration, all required application materials must be received by June 1, 2023. Only complete applications will be considered. Inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee chair (Kirsten Thomson, and Psychology Department Chair (Derek Hamilton, The University of New Mexico is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply including women, minorities, and those from underrepresented groups.
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