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Tenure-Track Teaching Faculty Position, Psychology & Neuroscience-Psychological & Brain Sciences Department, UC Santa Barbara

  • 07 Oct 2022 8:30 PM
    Message # 12946714


    Percent time: 100%; Anticipated start: July 1, 2023

    APPLICATION WINDOW: Open date: October 5, 2022

    Next review date: Tuesday, Nov 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

    Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

    Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

    Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


    The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track teaching faculty position as an Assistant Teaching Professor (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment; LPSOE), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023. The Assistant Teaching Professor position is for individuals who wish to focus their careers on teaching, and who are engaged in evidence-based and reflective teaching practices. The Department is looking for individuals who can contribute to our core curricular needs, such as introduction to psychology, research methods, and courses in biopsychology and neuroscience.

    Responsibilities of teaching faculty include teaching and teaching-related tasks for lower and upper division undergraduate courses; mentorship of undergraduate, and potentially graduate students; professional and/or scholarly achievement and creative activity, including activities relating to instruction and pedagogy; and participation in university service. This scholar would assume a leadership role as a facilitator and initiator of equitable curriculum design, pedagogical innovations, and training and mentoring for teaching excellence in the department and their discipline. The candidate’s responsibilities will also include non-instructional undergraduate activities, such as supporting student’s research endeavors, mentoring diverse students, and working to improve the quality of the undergraduate major experience in the department.

    Faculty in this title are members of the Academic Senate, with benefits and privileges that parallel the professor track. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative activity, and will be able to contribute to the improvement of the undergraduate and graduate experience in the department and division. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are among the university's core values, and we look forward to welcoming ambitious and creative colleagues who will contribute to the university's mission.



    Basic qualifications (required at time of application): Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation in Psychological & Brain Sciences or a related field at the time of application.

    Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

    PhD (or equivalent) should be conferred by anticipated appointment start date (July 2023).

    Preferred qualifications

    -A demonstrated record of, or strong potential for, outstanding teaching.

    -Taught at least one course as instructor of record or demonstrated equivalent teaching responsibilities.

    -Contributions to DEI as part of their teaching, service, or scholarly activity

    -Professional and/or scholarly activity in psychology and neuroscience and/or scholarship relating to instruction or pedagogy


    Document requirements

    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

    • Cover Letter - Please discuss anticipated conferral date of PhD.

    • Statement of Teaching - Describe teaching values/philosophy, experience, and interests, highlighting research methods and/or biological psychology and/or neuroscience courses taught (or planned), and teaching approaches and practices adopted. Relevant mentoring and scholarly activities should be incorporated into this statement. (3 pages max)

    • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Describe how your teaching and mentoring, service and engagement, and/or scholarship contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this statement, describe any steps you have taken to foster an inclusive intellectual environment in your courses, mentoring activities, in the department and on campus, and/or in your field more generally. (2 pages max)

    • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - As a single PDF document please upload the following: a syllabus, a sample assignment with an associated rubric, and a one-page reflective summary of prior teaching evaluations or other feedback on your teaching.

    • Teaching evaluation - A full report of teaching evaluations from one course. (Optional)

    Reference requirements

    • 3 letters of reference required

    Applicants should provide the names and contact information for 3 references and must request letters of reference within the system in order to complete application requirements.

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    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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


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