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Non Tenure Track - Lecturer Pool

Apply now Job no: 496330
Work type: Faculty Part Time/Adjunct
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Psychology and Brain Sci
Union: Non-Benefited
Categories: Faculty, Temporary Non-Benefited

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 ( is seeking applicants for a Temporary Part-Time Lecturer Pool for our on-campus undergraduate programs. Successful candidates should have experience teaching undergraduate courses in one of the following areas:  clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, and neuroscience. 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 Psychology or Neuroscience, evidence of teaching excellence, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to work with diverse populations and experience mentoring/advising undergraduates.  Visit our website at for more information about the department.

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Application Instructions:

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, and the names and contact information of at least three references. 

The application review process will begin immediately and continue until a suitable pool of lecturers is selected.  This lecturer pool will be used to fill vacancies that may occur beginning in January of 2019 and through spring 2021.  Applicants should be aware that an offer of appointment is not guaranteed and that appointments may not be offered in the order that candidates enter the pool.  In order to ensure consideration, please submit materials online to:


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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