The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University seeks to hire two individuals for the rank of full-time Junior Lecturer. The Junior Lecturers will contribute to the department’s educational mission by serving as professional teaching assistants (TA) for courses taught by faculty. The Junior Lecturers will not be responsible for developing or teaching courses on their own but instead will provide support to existing courses. Duties will likely include grading, managing online course materials, assisting with course organization, leading smaller course discussion sections, and supporting student learning in office hours. The anticipated course load is eight undergraduate courses during the academic year (four per semester). The courses will include a variety of introductory and upper-level psychology courses with a likely focus on courses in clinical and applied psychology, social and personality psychology, and/or research methods and statistics.
The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary and faculty benefits options including health and retirement plan participation. The preferred start date is Fall 2022. While a Master’s degree is preferred, we will also consider candidates holding a Bachelor’s degree who have exceptionally strong coursework and research experience. Detailed qualifications include:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or related field
- One year of experience teaching at the undergraduate level (may substitute TA or other teaching experience)
- Established record of teaching excellence
- At least one year of teaching experience
- Graduate-level coursework in psychology or a related field; coursework in statistics and research methods is especially desirable.
- Master’s or doctoral degree in Psychology or a related discipline.
Other Skills and Abilities
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to relay information clearly and professionally among faculty, staff, and students
- Exhibits professional behavior that will promote positive interactions between faculty, staff, and students
- Strong organizational, administrative, project management, and problem-solving skills, with strong attention to detail
- Ability to navigate ambiguous and confidential situations
- Ability to work proactively and independently
- Proven ability to assess priorities, balance competing responsibilities, and respond quickly to changing needs
Candidates should submit a cover letter that addresses their interest in and qualifications for this position, a current curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts as appropriate, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Teaching evaluations are optional, but not required, for candidates who have previous teaching experience. Applicants should apply online. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Rebecca Swisdak, Administrative Manager, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johns Hopkins is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.