Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Psychology – College for Health, Community and Policy



Job description

Location: San Antonio, TX
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 9991
Full/Part Time: Part Time

Org Marketing Statement

The University of Texas at San Antonio is a Hispanic Serving University specializing in cyber, health, fundamental futures, and social-economic development. With more than 34,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property-for Texas, the nation and the world. Learn more online, on USTA Today or on TwitterInstagramFacebookYouTube or Li nkedIn.

UTSA, situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.

Posting End Date

Initial review of applications will begin June 7, 2023 and open until filled. At the discretion of the hiring department, will close once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after June 7, 2023 may be reviewed if the applicant pool has not closed.


Salary Range: $48,000 per year

Hours per Week

Seeking to fill two 1 year fixed-term track faculty appointments (i.e., non-tenure track).

The positions are full-time and considered 40 hours a week for 9-months of each year.

Anticipated workload distribution, depending on departmental needs:

  • 80% teaching and 20% or service, or
  • 90% teaching and 10% service, or
  • 100% teaching, no service.

For 80% teaching loads, course load is 4 courses in Fall and 4 in Spring.

For 90% teaching loads, course load is 4 courses in one semester and 5 courses in the other

For 100% teaching loads, course load is 5 courses per semester.

Required Application Materials

  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Cover letter.
  • Statement of experience related to teaching at the undergraduate level.
  • Sample reports of teaching ratings.
  • Contact information for 3-5 professional references.

Essential Functions

  • Teach undergraduate courses during fall and spring semesters.
  • Course instruction will be primarily face-to-face and it is required that candidates be able and present to teach in that format.
  • Course instruction may also include hybrid and online formats dependent on department needs.
  • Engagement in service related to undergraduate students potentially including curricular requirements, competency development, resource needs, program evaluation, and student assessment.
  • Anticipated workload distribution: 80% teaching and 20% service, 90% teaching and 10% service, or 100% teaching, depending on departmental need
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Psychology or a closely-related discipline.
  • Previous experience teaching at least one of the following with high ratings: introductory psychology, social psychology, biopsychology, developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, cognitive psychology, experimental psychology, or statistics.
  • Knowledge and skills in using computer programs and platforms including Microsoft Office (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint), statistical software (e.g., SPSS, JASP, R, and MPLUS), and online classroom software (e.g., Zoom, Blackboard, Camtasia)
  • Must demonstrate their ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations and support the University’s commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Psychology.
  • Two years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
  • Highly preferred is training in either biopsychology/physiological psychology or social psychology (e.g., social cognition and relationships).
  • Secondary preferences include ability to teach within (a) health-related disciplines (which might include a clinical or social focus), (b) multiple domains of teaching, including introduction to psychology, statistics, experimental psychology, experimental projects and laboratory, and cognitive psychology, or (c) other classes listed in the UTSA catalog.
  • Highly prefer persons with experience teaching both in person and online courses and willingness and availability to teach using both platforms, with the majority of courses likely being taught in person.
  • Prefer person with good interpersonal skills and experience managing labs and/or teaching assistants.

Working Conditions

This position will be primarily located:

On Campus: Primary work location will be on campus.

Additional Information

  • Anticipated hire date is Fall 2023.
  • UTSA is a tobacco free campus.
  • This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
  • Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.

EO/AA Statement

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.

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