Instructor in Introductory Psychology

University of California Los Angeles

United States

Instructor - Introductory Psychology

Job #JPF05997

Recruitment Period

Open November 11th, 2020 through Sunday, Jan 3, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


After nearly a century in operation, UCLA Extension ranks as the largest and most respected continuing education provider in the state of California. UCLA Extension serves an important outreach vehicle for its home campus, UCLA, and supports the dynamic and continually changing regional workforce in the Los Angeles area as well as the needs of international organizations and communities. Our mission is to provide knowledge and connections for people to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Course Description:

This course provides a general introduction to the field of psychology including topics in cognitive, experimental, personality, developmental, social, and clinical psychology. Six hours of psychological research are required.

We are looking for an instructor to teach in the discipline of Psychology. Qualified applicants who have a PhD in Psychology, and teaching experience are encouraged to apply.

This course is offered in the traditional classroom format and is supported online using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) for posting course materials.

Course schedule for the Summer 2021 Quarter:
Tuesdays and Thursday, June 22, 2021 – September 2, 2021
6:30PM – 8:30PM

Instructor Duties:

• Update course syllabus in consultation with the UCLA Extension Program Director using UCLA Department of Psychology approved syllabus
• Prepare and deliver course materials and learning assessments in assigned format
• As clearly outlined in the syllabus, communicate the Teaching Objectives and Specific Learning Outcomes to students and review the grading policies of the course
• Throughout the quarter, provide timely feedback on outcome of all learning assessments. Post individual student scores on secure Canvas LMS no later than one week from the date of exam/assignment
• Evaluate student achievement of Specific Learning Outcomes and assign final grades
• Post final student grades to the transcript system in a timely manner no later than 2 weeks after the last date of course meeting
• Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner
• Communicate about administrative matters with Program Director and Program Representative in a timely manner
• Utilize the Canvas LMS as the support platform for this course which is offered in the traditional face-to-face format
• Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in the field
• Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: complete all hiring paperwork; submit updated quarterly syllabus; post bio and photo on the UCLA Extension website; sign quarterly contract; order required texts; communicate AV and classroom needs

• Employ culturally competent teaching methodologies in the classroom inclusive of a diverse domestic and international student population
• Respond to student inquiries about final grades and consult with Program Director as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

• PhD in Psychology required within one of the following areas of emphasis: Research, Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, Health Psychology, Learning and Behavior, Quantitative, and Social Psychology
• College-level teaching experience required
• Must be committed to maintaining the highest level of academic standards and integrity
• Highly effective oral and written communication skills
• Highly effective interpersonal skills
• Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and online learning management systems including but not limited to the Canvas Learning Management System
• Active participation in continuing education and professional development to remain current in the field.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy”

Job location

Los Angeles, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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