Instructor, Psychological Science

  • Oregon State University, School of Psychological Science
  • Corvallis, OR, USA
  • May 11, 2020
Full time   Psychology Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description

The School of Psychological Science at Oregon State University invites applications for up to 2 full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, fixed-term Instructor positions to begin September 16, 2020 (start date negotiable).

Expected duties include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses (both in-person and online), mentoring graduate teaching assistants, and providing appropriate service that contributes to the effectiveness of the School, College, University, and the profession. The School has particular interest in individuals who could teach quantitative methods in psychology (psychological statistics), research methods, and an advanced research, writing intensive senior seminar in Educational Psychology, Clinical Research Methods, Addictions, or topic related to expertise based on curricular needs. We are ready to welcome new colleagues who share our vision of providing high-quality instruction to a diverse population of students.

OSU is located in the beautiful Corvallis, Oregon situated within 2 hours of the coast, the mountains and the city of Portland.  OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.



Preferred and Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D in Psychology by start date
  • Demonstrated effective and innovative teaching in quantitative methods, statistics, and psychological research methods using inclusive and research-informed pedagogy to reduce achievement gaps between minoritized and historically under-represented populations and other groups, reduce statistics/math anxiety, improve student learning in courses with traditionally high fail rates.
  • Demonstrated effective and innovative teaching of students with disabilities, to evidence of potential for the same*
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team of instructors, instructional designers, advisors, student services professionals, and faculty to develop curricula for a multi-section course, series, or program
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching face-to-face, fully online, and hybrid modalities, or potential for the same*
  • Ability to flexibly adjust to changes in student characteristics and career interests, program needs, technology, job market.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Application Details

For fuller description of the position and to apply, please visit Reference posting P03762UF for full consideration, applications will begin to be reviewed on May 25, 2020. The initial application deadline is July 1, 2020.


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