Careers at UMass Amherst

Lecturer Non Tenure Track

Apply now Job no: 496097
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Psychology and Brain Sci
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Job Description:

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ( invites applications for one full-time LECTURER (non-tenure track), starting fall 2019.  We are seeking talented applicants with expertise in teaching both large and small classes and working with undergraduate student populations.  UMASS is committed to the career advancement of our non-tenure track faculty. Lecturer positions include the potential for promotion within the lecturer ranks and for continuing appointment.

The Department seeks to fill one full-time lecturer position to teach several courses in general and clinical psychology per year.    Successful candidates should have experience teaching courses in clinical psychology.   Responsibilities also include service centered on mentoring and advising undergraduates with interests in mental health careers.  Priority will be given to candidates with expertise relevant to teaching additional undergraduate courses such as introductory psychology, statistics, research methods, and diversity psychology.  Candidates with expertise in teaching writing within a psychology curriculum or integrating diversity related content into psychology courses are especially encouraged to apply.



Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Clinical / Counseling Psychology or related discipline, evidence of teaching excellence, ability to work with diverse populations/students, and experience mentoring/advising undergraduates.  Visit our website at for more information about the department.


Application Instructions:

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, advising philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, and the names and contact information of at least three references.  Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of December 15 in order to ensure consideration. Please apply online to: APPLY NOW

As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations.


UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.


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