University of California, Riverside, Department of Psychology invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Teaching (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment, LPSOE) beginning July 1, 2019. This position is equivalent in level to other Assistant Professor positions, but with emphasis placed on excellence in teaching and instruction-related activities. The Assistant Professor of Teaching will also have leadership responsibility as a facilitator and initiator of instructional development, curriculum design, and new instructional technologies. Teaching Professors are expected to provide outstanding teaching, as well as to demonstrate a commitment to high quality professional activity (such as research on pedagogy and/or psychology) and service related to the pedagogical mission of the department and university. Applicants from all fields of Psychology are encouraged to apply. Those with experience in on-line instruction and/or expertise in quantitative methods are strongly encouraged to apply. We also seek scholars interested in being involved with a curricular transformations project sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research. Review of the applications will begin on January 18, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who apply by January 18, 2019 will be given full consideration.
A Ph.D. in psychology or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Assistant Professors of Teaching are appointed to a two-year term, will be reviewed biennially, and are required to undergo a mandatory 7th-year review for promotion to Associate Professor of Teaching (Lecturer with Security of Employment, LSOE). The review process focuses on teaching excellence, professional activity, and service.
An Assistant Professor of Teaching is a member of the academic senate and will be expected to teach six quarter classes per year and to be engaged in significant service and/or research (in pedagogy or psychology).
Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., teaching evaluations, instructional materials developed by the candidate, and/or reprints of scholarly articles with a pedagogical focus), a statement of contributions to diversity, and three letters of reference (commenting on the applicant's pedagogical skills, among other attributes). Reprints of other research are welcome but not required. All application materials must be submitted through AP Recruit at: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01031 .
University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body ( http://diversity.ucr.edu/ ). Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for underrepresented students.
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About University of California, Riverside
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.