Lecturer in Psychology
The Department of Psychology at Christopher Newport University invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Educational Psychology, effective August 17, 2015. This position is a full-time, non-tenure-track appointment with a teaching load of 4-4. The University is seeking an outstanding instructor committed to undergraduate and graduate education in the context of liberal learning and who will engage students in creative intellectual challenges. Responsibilities include effective teaching and advising/mentoring. The Department of Psychology teaches courses in educational psychology and supports requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. We are seeking candidates who can teach a variety of courses, such as undergraduate courses in Child Development, Educational Psychology, Statistics, and Research Methods; graduate level courses in the MAT program, such as Assessment of Learning, Reading Acquisition and Development, and Exceptional Learners; and courses in the candidate’s specialty area. Preferred candidates will demonstrate excellence in teaching and mentoring students. The terminal degree in Educational Psychology, or a closely related field, is required for appointment at the rank of Lecturer. Individuals who are ABD but will hold the doctorate by the time of appointment will also be considered. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.
CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; the University is seeking to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2014 freshman class of 1,225 students was selected from nearly 8,000 admission applications, and presented high school GPA and SAT score middle 50% ranges of 3.5-4.0 and 1080-1230, respectively. Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus, located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, integrate the University’s liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library, home to the most comprehensive maritime research collections in the world; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world.
Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. CNU faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace. For further information on CNU, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu.
To apply, please send a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to:
Office of Human Resources
Psychology (Developmental or Educational) Lecturer Search
Christopher Newport University
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606
Review of applications will begin on May 25, 2015.
Applications received after May 25, 2015, will be accepted but considered only if needed.
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