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Lecturer, Social Psychology

Full-time Teaching Faculty, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Indiana University-Bloomington.


The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences seeks to fill a full-time teaching faculty Lecturer position in the area of social psychology. We especially welcome candidates who add diversity to the department, are deeply committed to evidence-based pedagogy and innovative methods, and could also provide instruction for some core courses such as research methods, statistics, or introductory psychology. The ideal candidate will have experience as an instructor of record at the college level with an interest in adding value to the undergraduate program. The initial contract period is for three years, with reappointment annually and decision for promotion to Senior Lecturer and long-term contract made in the sixth year; ultimate promotion to Teaching Professor is possible. Lecturer-stream faculty are deeply embedded in department processes and structures, including serving on elected department committees, and play a critical role in the department and university’s mission. The teaching load is five courses per academic year. Applicants should have an advanced degree (a PhD in psychology or related field is preferred). Applicants should submit a letter of application that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement (i.e., a statement on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and service broadly defined), a curriculum vita, and have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf.


Bloomington, Indiana is a university town with high quality of life. Bloomington is within a one-hour drive of Indianapolis and a two-hour drive of two other major metropolitan centers. Bloomington also has a low cost of living relative to entry-level faculty salaries. The campus is home to many thriving affinity groups and offers an exceptional selection of cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities. Department practices are family-friendly and the university has a flexible remote work policy. For more information about the departmental culture, especially with respect to hiring and diversity, please see: https://psych.indiana.edu/about/diversity/faculty-hiring/index.html. There, you will also find contact information for a range of people with knowledge of the hiring process, as well as department, campus, and general life in Bloomington, who have volunteered to be search advocates and are not on the search committee. If you have questions that you may not feel comfortable bringing to the department chair or the members of the search committee, we encourage you to reach out to these faculty.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/20273. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jason Gold, Director of Undergraduate Studies, at jgold@indiana.edu or by mail at ATTN: Lecturer Search, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, 1101 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-7007. Applications received by January 2, 2024 will receive full consideration. However, the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The position start date is August 1, 2024. Information about the department and the university is available at http://www.psych.indiana.edu. The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.


Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Position: Lecturer, Social Psychology
Organization: Indiana University, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Location: Bloomington,  IN 
United States
Posting Start Date: 8/1/2024
Date Posted: 9/21/2023
Status: This listing expires on: 9/20/2024
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Indiana University, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Bloomington,  IN 47405
United States
Amanda Diekman