Lecturer, Psychology

Updated: 7 days ago
Location: Bentley, KANSAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Description Summary

The Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at Bentley University welcomes applications for a full-time Lecturer in Psychology, expected to begin in July 2023. With a strong faculty of teacher-scholars, Bentley strives to lead higher education in the integration of global business with the arts and sciences, information technology, and corporate ethics and social responsibility. Providing a stimulating academic community for both faculty and students, Bentley supports its faculty as they pursue cutting-edge research and bring their expertise and real world understanding into the classroom. We seek qualified faculty who represent diverse backgrounds, interests and talents and share a commitment to high ethical standards and a willingness to embrace challenge and change.

The successful candidate must be an outstanding teacher who is eager to engage undergraduate students. Candidates can teach from a wide range of courses such as personality, social, developmental, or other fundamental courses in psychology. Opportunities exist to develop new courses in the applicant’s area of expertise. Candidates that are enthusiastic about mentoring undergraduates and supporting student research experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

This position will enhance our growing psychology offerings and add to the Department and University's existing multidisciplinary strengths in health outcomes research, positive psychology, interpersonal behavior and communication science, and the patient and practitioner experience. We currently have a successful minor in psychology and are planning a major in psychology to complement existing department majors in Health Studies and Sustainability Sciences .  Additionally, the Natural and Applied Sciences Department offers classes in the graduate school's new Healthcare concentration in our MBA program . 

 

The NAS Department values faculty who are enthusiastic participants in the life of the University and who will help mentor learners and engage them in research. We seek a collaborative colleague who enjoys connecting with students outside the classroom through guiding our majors and minors, attending lectures and events, and supervising group and individual student projects.  

 

This is a 9-month position, annually renewable, with an expected teaching load of 4 courses per semester for Fall and Spring terms. Bentley University enjoys a positive reputation as a desirable place to work and offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Founded in 1917, Bentley University is an AACSB accredited institution that enrolls approximately 5,500 students at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. Bloomberg ranks Bentley in the top 10 undergraduate business programs in the United States and in the top 100 places to obtain an MBA. U.S. News & World Report ranked Bentley as 2nd in the Best Regional Universities-North category.   

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates should have completed a doctorate in psychology or a related field. ABD candidates with expected completion dates by June 2023 will also be considered. Candidates should be able to demonstrate and document evidence of a high level of teaching effectiveness. 

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:  

Candidates should submit all application materials through Bentley's online employment site at https://bentley.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/faculty.  The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, however for fullest consideration, please apply by December 5, 2022. Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening. 

For full consideration, candidates should submit the following as part of the application: 

1.     Cover Letter indicating why the candidate is a good fit at Bentley and its Natural and Applied Sciences department. The Cover letter should also include names and contact information (email) of three references. Bentley will contact such references confidentially for candidates moving forward in the process. 

2.     Curriculum Vitae. 

3.     Evidence of teaching effectiveness including a statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogical approach. 

4.     Research Statement.  

5.     Diversity Statement: The diversity statement should be one-to-two pages and speak to your experience with diversity (i.e., gender, race, ethnicity, age, religious or other backgrounds) and/or inclusion (all members of an organization are valued, respected, and have influence) and how it relates to your research, teaching, or service. Bentley University recognizes that your individual exposure to diversity is a function of your background. We value those from relatively homogenous cultural contexts as well as those from diverse cultural contexts, whether in the U.S. or internationally, where diversity may take on different forms.   

Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.


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