Psychology Academic Job Postings

Associate or Full Professor - Social Psychology (2018-2019)

Associate or Full Professor - Social Psychology

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 tenured position in Social Psychology at the rank of Associate, or Full Professor. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field and a record of publishable research in any area of social psychology. Demonstrated teaching excellence is preferred.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Review of applications will begin November 14, 2018 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 should be submitted electronically via UCSD's Academic Personnel On-Line RECRUIT (https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01890).

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 licensed in Clinical Social Work (2018-2019)

Lecturer licensed in Clinical Social Work

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 recruiting an instructor (“Lecturer” title series) to teach PSYC 126: Practicum in Community Mental Healthcare for the academic year 2018-2019. This represents a 100% appointment for Fall 2018, Winter 2019, and Spring 2019 academic quarters. The appointment may be renewable based on need, funding, performance and the Department's mandate to maintain intellectual diversity.

General Duties:
General duties include (but are not limited to) developing the PSYC 126: Practicum in Community Healthcare course, providing one-on-one clinical supervision to undergraduates in one or more Community Mental Healthcare sites on or off-campus, preparing for and leading a weekly seminar for students on clinical methods and issues, holding two office hours per week, creating and grading assessments, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus) and maintaining a course website.

Basic Qualifications
The minimum qualifications required to be considered an applicant for the position include a Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work, possession of an active clinical social worker license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Science examiners, and relevant distinguished teaching experience to a diverse undergraduate student body; or an equivalent combination of education, experience and licensure; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

The salary will be based on a minimum annual salary of $54,738 (per 7/1/17 salary scale), and the position confers full benefits from appointment date (ideally 7/1/18) through 6/30/19.

Review of applications will begin on May 25, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. To be considered, applicants must submit the following documents electronically via UCSD’s applicant tracking system: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01761

Lecturer Pool (2018-2019)

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 for teaching throughout the 2018-2019 academic year. 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. 

Teaching Responsibilities

We are seeking outstanding visiting lecturers who can teach large courses (200 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
  • Social Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Social Cognition
  • Gender
  • Behavior Modification
  • Social Psychology & Medicine
  • Psychological Disorders of Childhood
  • Brain Damage and Mental Functions
  • 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

  • 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
  • Lab/Educational Research and Outreach
  • Lab/Clinical Psychology Research
  • Logic of Perception
  • Human Behavior Laboratory
  • Evolution and Human Nature
  • Psychology of Consciousness
  • Tests and Measurement

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.

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 $53,402 (per 7/1/17 salary scale) for six (6) large courses.

Review of applications will begin on December 21, 2017; 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.

Lecturer Pool (2019-2020)

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 for teaching throughout the 2019-2020 academic year. 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.

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.


Teaching Responsibilities:
We are seeking outstanding visiting lecturers who can teach large courses (200 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
  • Social Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Social Cognition
  • Gender
  • Behavior Modification
  • Social Psychology & Medicine
  • Psychological Disorders of Childhood
  • Brain Damage and Mental Functions
  • 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:

  • 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
  • Lab/ Educational Research and Outreach
  • Lab/Clinical Psychology Research
  • Logic of Perception
  • Human Behavior Laboratory
  • Evolution and Human Nature
  • Psychology of Consciousness
  • Tests and Measurement

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.

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 $54,738 (per 7/1/18 salary scale) for six (6) large courses.

Application review:
Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2019; 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 statement summarizing past or potential contributions to diversity (see http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html for further information)
  • Three references (contact information only)

Applications can be submitted at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01985

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.