Psychology Academic Job Postings

Social Psychology (Tenure Track)

The Psychology Department (psychology.ucsd.edu) within the Division of Social Sciences at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The Department invites applications for a tenure track position in Social Psychology at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and have a record of publishable research in any area of social psychology.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, research statement, names of three referees, and a personal statement that summarizes their past or potential contributions to diversity (see http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html
for further information).

Applications at the Associate /Full Professor (with tenure) level should be submitted electronically via UCSD's Academic Personnel On-Line RECRUIT (https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01226).

Applications at the Assistant (tenure track) level should be submitted electronically via UCSD's Academic Personnel On-Line RECRUIT (https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01229).

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Lecturer Pool (2016-2017, Summer 2017)

The Psychology Department is committed to creating an inclusive environment, one that is supportive of all individuals, regardless of background, and to nurturing and developing that talent. We are committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and we welcome applicants whose experiences have prepared them to contribute to this commitment.

The Department of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego, is generating an applicant pool of qualified visiting instructors (“Lecturer” title series) to teach courses in the Department of Psychology, on a temporary basis should an opening arise. Applicants will be selected from this pool throughout the 2016-2017 academic year (including summer 2017). The number of positions varies from academic term to academic term, depending on the needs of the Psychology Department. Positions typically start at the beginning of an academic quarter, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, performance and the Department's mandate to maintain intellectual diversity.

Appointments for fall quarter are usually reviewed as early as the preceding January and as late as September. Appointments for winter quarter are usually reviewed as early as May and June and as late as December. Appointments for spring quarter are usually reviewed as early as October and November and as late as March. Appointments for summer session are usually reviewed as early as December and January and as late as June.

Teaching Responsibilities

We are seeking outstanding visiting lecturers who can teach large courses (300 or more students) in the subject areas listed below:

Lower Division (freshmen and sophomores)

  • (Introduction to) Psychology
  • General Psychology: Biological Foundations
  • General Psychology: Cognitive Foundations
  • General Psychology: Behavioral Foundations
  • General Psychology: Social Foundations
  • General Psychology: Developmental Foundations
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Research Methods in Psychology

Upper Division (juniors and seniors)

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Sensory Neuroscience
  • Mechanisms of Animal Behavior
  • Social Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Honors Research Methods
  • Social Cognition
  • Psychology of Consciousness
  • Gender
  • Psychology of Language
  • Tests & Measurements
  • Conceptions of Intelligence
  • Behavior Modification
  • Social Psychology & Medicine
  • Psychological Disorders of Childhood
  • Adolescence
  • Illusions and the Brain
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Criminology
  • Psychology of Emotion

We are also seeking outstanding visiting lecturers who can teach small classes (~150 students or fewer) in the subject areas listed below:

Upper Division

  • Honors Research Methods
  • Clinical Assessment and Treatment
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Psychology of Reading
  • Psychology of Language
  • Cognitive Development in Infancy
  • Social Psychology & Medicine
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • History of Psychology

General Duties

In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include (but are not limited to) managing Teaching Assistants, holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website. Those teaching large courses are expected to work with, meet with, and mentor graduate student Teaching Assistants.

Minimum Basic Qualifications

The minimum qualifications required to be considered an applicant for the position include a PhD or equivalent in Psychology or a related field by the start date of service and relevant distinguished teaching experience to a diverse undergraduate student body.

The salary per course will be based on a minimum annual salary of $52,099 for six (6) large courses.

Review of applications will begin on August 01, 2016; the posting will remain open for the duration of the year to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants.

To be considered, applicants must submit the following documents electronically via UCSD's applicant tracking system.

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (preferably teaching evaluations)
  • Diversity of statement summarizing past or potential contributions to diversity (see further information)
  • Three references (contact information only)

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.