Lecturer in Psychology

Harvard University

United States


Part-Time Lecturer in Psychology

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Psychology

Position Description

The Department of Psychology at Harvard University invites applications for part-time lecturers for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year. We are especially interested in candidates who could teach empirically-based advanced undergraduate courses in social psychology, abnormal psychology/clinical science, developmental psychology, and research methods. In addition to offering courses, lecturers may be asked to direct and evaluate senior theses and to advise students on research and career interests.


Lecturer positions are for one semester or one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to a total of six semesters. Appointments are dependent upon faculty vacancies. Appointments may be made at varying percentages of time (one course equals 25% time for the year). No full-time positions are anticipated for the next academic year. Lecturers appointed to half-time positions may be eligible for Harvard benefits.


Basic Qualifications
Candidates are required to have a PhD or an equivalent terminal degree in Psychology or very closely related field (e.g. Cognitive Science, Statistics, EdD in Human Development) by the expected start date.


Additional Qualifications
Candidates must have a strong teaching and research background.


Special Instructions

Please submit:

1) A cover letter describing your background and identifying courses you would be interested in teaching
2) CV
3) Statement of teaching interests, including teaching philosophy, goals, methods, and prior experience
4) Evidence of your teaching experience and success, including quantitative and qualitative teaching evaluations
5) Course syllabi or proposed course descriptions
6) At least three letters of recommendation
7) Applicable only for those candidates who have not yet received the PhD: A letter from your advisor confirming that the PhD will be conferred by the expected start date


Optional materials include:
Statement of research interests


Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted by March 16, 2020. Applications submitted after this deadline will only be considered if positions remain open after an initial round.


Contact Information
Katherine Powers, PhD
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Psychology
Harvard University
220 William James Hall
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


Contact Email kpowers@fas.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.


Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5
Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


*Do you hold a doctoral degree?

*Will you hold a doctoral degree by the date indicated in the job advertisement?

*Are you authorized to work in the United States, or will you need visa assistance?
(Open Ended Question)


How many years of experience do you have as a graduate student instructor?
(Open Ended Question)


*How many years of experience do you have teaching undergraduates?
(Open Ended Question)


*How many years of experience do you have teaching your own course(s) (i.e., not as a discussion section leader)
(Open Ended Question)


*Please indicate the area in which you feel MOST comfortable teaching undergraduate courses. (must choose one)
Social Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Clinical Science/Abnormal Psychology
Cognitive Psychology/Behaviorial Psychology/Neuroscience
Statistics/Research Methods

*Please list potential course topics or titles for upper level undergraduate seminar or lecture courses you might be interested in teaching.
(Open Ended Question)


*Please provide the title of your dissertation.
(Open Ended Question)


*Please provide a one paragraph summary of your dissertation.
(Open Ended Question)


Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Course Evaluation
Sample Syllabus

Optional Documents
Degree Verification
Statement of Research

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