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Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer in the Psychology Department


Position Title:

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer in the Psychology Department


Position Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)


Salary Range:


Salary will be between $62,820 and $66,720, based on the number of courses taught and years of teaching experience; benefits eligible.





The Psychology Department at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic

university, invites applications for an Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer (2024-2025-year, non-tenure-track) in clinical and counseling psychology. Courses may include General Psychology, Psychopathology, and Personality. Specific assignments will be made according to the academic qualifications of the individual and programmatic need. The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of six courses, with at least one course in each quarter; fall, winter and spring. Each quarter is 10 weeks long, with an 11th week set for final examinations. This position starts September 1, 2024. This position is for in-person instruction, however, the successful applicant may have to provide temporary online instruction should the county health or university health situation so require.



Salary will be between $62,820 and $66,720, based on the number of courses taught and years of teaching experience; benefits eligible.



(1) Terminal degree (Ph.D./MFA) in Psychology or a closely-related field. Applicants who are ABD or possess a Master’s degree, accompanied by commensurate academic experience in Psychology or a closely-related field (5-7 years of college or professional teaching) will be considered.

(2) Demonstrates excellence in teaching Psychology at the college level.

(3) Excellent communication skills.



(1) Experience with inclusive pedagogical practices that advance

SCU goals of diversity and equity.

(2) Experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of

undergraduate students.



TEACHING (95%) Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with teaching

the assigned courses, including:

a. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and

prepared manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in

presenting it effectively;

b. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description

and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students;

c. Holding regular weekly office hours on campus;

d. Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of

student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;

e. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses;

f. Where applicable, teaching from an approved syllabus for the University Core

courses assigned or working with the Chair to design an appropriate syllabus

for submission for approval from the relevant Faculty Core Curriculum


g. Serving as an advisor to a reasonable number of students, commensurate with the full-time equivalency of the appointment, by providing informed advice to those students;

h. Developing courses for which they are responsible and contributing to general

curriculum development.




Please upload a CV, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations from previous courses, a short cover letter and contact information for 3 references.


Date the ad will close: April 5, 2024


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