The Department of Psychology in Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a Lecturer position to start August of 2023. We are seeking someone who can teach in the area of Biopsychology/Neuroscience, broadly defined. This may include courses in Biopsychology, Drugs and Behavior, Sensation and Perception, Learning, and/or Cognitive Psychology. The ability to teach other generalist courses (e.g., Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods & Statistics,) is needed. As the second-largest major in the College, we are seeking a colleague with demonstrated excellence in teaching and a commitment to serving a diverse student population.
Teaching loads are determined per contractual agreement but the standard teaching load for lecturers is 27 semester hours per academic year at the undergraduate-level, which translates as 4-5 courses per semester with usually no more than three preps. In cases where advising or other administrative duties are contractually assigned, a corresponding reduction in teaching load is offered. Responsibilities include teaching and departmental service; lecturer appointments do not carry expectations of scholarship.
Mercer University is a private university distinguished by its commitment to teaching, empowering and inspiring its students to create, discover, and serve. The university offers rigorous programs to more than 8,700 students enrolled in schools of liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, business, law, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, health professions, education, theology, and professional advancement. The highly selective, residential, undergraduate-only College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enrolls over 1,900 students. Among first-year students in 2022, 27% are 1st generation college students, 33% are Pell-eligible, and 52% are Black/African American, Asian, or Hispanic/Latinx. The College, which hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, is dedicated to cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialog, and responsible citizenry. It is located in the historic city of Macon, Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta.
Mercer's Department of Psychology has 9 faculty members, offers both B.A. and B.S. degrees, and has the second-largest major in CLAS with over 180 majors. In addition, Psychology and Biology faculty formed an interdisciplinary Neuroscience program, which has more than 100 majors.
For additional information about Mercer and the position, please contact the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Dorothy Buchli at firstname.lastname@example.org or consult the following websites:
|Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates should access http://jobs.mercer.edu to complete a brief online application and attach (1) Cover letter, (2) current CV, (3) statement of teaching philosophy including candidate’s approach to teaching a diverse student population, (4) contact information for at least three professional references.
Optional: If you have prior student or peer evaluations or sample syllabi, please include in the “Other” documents section.
Finalists will send, upon request, unofficial graduate transcripts (redact any personal or private identifying information including, but not limited to: social security number, birthdate, race or gender, before submitting) and three confidential letters of recommendation that specifically address teaching ability directly to Dr. Dorothy Buchli at email@example.com. The successful candidate must submit official transcripts prior to employment. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.