Asst Teaching Professor position at UC-Santa Cruz

Sep 18, 2019

The UC Santa Cruz psychology department is beginning a search for a Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (Assistant Teaching Professor) who will primarily teach undergraduate courses in abnormal psychology and clinical psychology. This would be a good fit for a clinical-community psychologist who wishes to focus on teaching. As a reminder, UCSC is an HSI. 

Please note that the Assistant Teaching Professor title confers the rights and responsibilities of membership in the Academic Senate and has the payroll title of “Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment” (LPSOE). An LPSOE is eligible for promotion to "Security of Employment," which is analogous to tenure.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Assistant Teaching Professor, Psychology

The Department of Psychology [https://psychology.ucsc.edu/] at the University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position in Psychology. We seek outstanding applicants who have a demonstrated record of independent teaching (i.e., beyond teaching assistantships (TA)), professional achievement and activity, and service in psychology. We are looking for someone who will primarily teach undergraduate courses in abnormal psychology and clinical psychology. Secondarily, the person would also teach at least one of the following: introductory psychology, statistics, or research methods. The ability to teach a seminar to graduate students on teaching in psychology is preferred (but not required). Also, the ability to teach courses in one or more of the following: developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, or social psychology is preferable (but not required). Finally, experience teaching large lecture courses (with 100 or more students) as the instructor of record is preferable (but not required). Teaching duties will typically involve teaching six undergraduate classes each year.

The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach courses within the undergraduate curriculum, to maintain an active profile of professional activities in the discipline of psychology and/or its pedagogy, to perform university, public, and professional service, and to be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds.

We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion with respect to teaching, mentoring, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

ACADEMIC TITLE

Assistant Teaching Professor (Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment)

The Assistant Teaching Professor title confers the rights and responsibilities of membership in the Academic Senate and has the payroll title of “Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment” (LPSOE). An LPSOE is eligible for promotion to "Security of Employment," which is analogous to tenure.

SALARY

Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month) basis

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

PhD (or equivalent foreign degree) in clinical/counseling Psychology or similar field in hand at time of application.

POSITION AVAILABLE

July 1, 2020 (with academic year beginning September 2020).

APPLY AT https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00753 

Please refer to Position # JPF00753-20 in all correspondence.

Documents/Materials

  • Letter of application that describes how your teaching, training, and experience prepare you for this position (required)
  • Curriculum vitae (required)
  • Statement of teaching interests (required)
  • Sample syllabi for psychology courses taught as the Instructor of Record (not as a TA). A minimum of 2 are required and a maximum of 5 will be accepted.
  • Instructor teaching evaluations from courses taught as the Instructor of Record (not as a TA). A minimum of 2 are required and a maximum of 10 will be accepted.
  • Statement addressing contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through professional activity, teaching, and/or service (required). See guidelines on statements: https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html

Reference Requirement

Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of 3 are required and a maximum of 5 will be accepted). Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Full consideration will be given to applications completed by November 20, 2019. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.


UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.

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If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at apo@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4300.

Our institution is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at norcalherc.org to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.




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