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Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer in the Psychology Department


Position Title:

Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer in the Psychology Department


Position Type:



Salary Range:


$9000 per 4 or 5 unit course




The Psychology Department at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, seeks applicants for Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer (non-tenure track) positions to teach a course Human Memory. Specific assignments will be made according to the academic qualifications of the individual and programmatic need. Santa Clara University is on the quarter system, and the quarters are 10 weeks long with an 11th week for final examinations (fall, winter, and spring), and 5 weeks for summer courses.


The successful candidate will teach no more than 2 courses in the summer quarter for the 2023-24 academic year.




(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) Demonstrated 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 duties include but are not limited to: Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with assigned courses, including:


a. Teaching a course load of no more than two courses per quarter, and no more than four per academic year;


b. 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;


c. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students;


d. Holding regular weekly office hours on campus;


e. Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;


f. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses;


g. 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 Committee.




This position does not require any service duties. You may be invited, but not required, to attend department meetings or activities.




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


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