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Stevenson University Visiting Senior Lecturer, Psychology in Stevenson, Maryland

Position Summary:

The Visiting Senior Lecturer, Psychology is a 9-month full-time faculty member in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences with responsibilities for teaching, student advising, and service to the department. Teaching responsibilities include 30 contact hours per academic year; other responsibilities include, but are not limited to advising, service activities, and participating in the life of the university. The Visiting Senior Lecturer, Psychology also fulfills all responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as defined in the Stevenson University Policy Manual and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Full-Time Faculty Job Description.


Doctoral Degree in Psychology with education, experience, and training in psychology plus one or more years of experience teaching at the undergraduate level as primary instructor with full responsibility for course development and delivery and strong commitment to quality teaching. Experience teaching research methods, behavioral statistics, and data analysis using SPSS; experience teaching writing in Psychology, including APA style and formatting and/or information literacy at the undergraduate level; and experience advising undergraduates in psychology about careers and professional development, preferred.


Demonstrated knowledge and documented expertise in the teaching of Psychology

Ability to create learning experiences that will help students to develop professionally, intellectually, and socially.

Experience with and commitment to educational assessment policies.

Ability to work effectively with colleagues in the department and the University

Commitment to advising, mentoring and guiding students

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with students, peers, and professional contacts

Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.

Proficiency in SPSS

Excellent technology and organizational skills and experience working with Blackboard or a similar platform

Ability to travel between campuses.

Ability to work evenings and weekends.

Essential Functions:

INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITY Engage in instructional activity totaling 30 contact hours per academic year.

Teaching responsibilities include primarily time spent in face-to-face or online courses and in immediate preparation for them; maintaining and improving competence in subjects taught, preparing teaching materials; conferring with students on course materials; directing individual and group studies; reviewing projects and papers; evaluating assignments and examinations or presentations; supervising independent study projects; and submitting grades. Stevenson University uses the Blackboard course management system.

Maintain and improve competence in subjects being taught

Prepare courses and syllabi in accordance with published faculty workload guidelines

Provide feedback to students via assignments and exams

Hold office hours (minimum of 3 hours per week).

Conduct student advising activities including time spent providing students with support, resources, and/or recommendations regarding, academic, curricular, career and/or graduate school matters.

Meet with students as related to instructional activity.

Evaluate, update, and revise courses regularly.

Participate in the assessment activities of the Department, School, and University.

Every faculty member is guaranteed academic freedom in accordance with the statement on academic freedom and responsibilities of faculty members in the University’s Policy Manual.

Attend all faculty, staff, University, and School of Humanities and Social Sciences meetings, including contractually mandated recruitment activities.

Attend all convocations, including commencement exercises.

Serve on Department, and/or School committees.

Participate in Department and/or School events.

Collegiality, as well as professional and ethical conduct, enhances teaching, learning and the general reputation of all persons in the academy. Therefore, all faculty members are expected to serve in a collegial fashion and in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, students, administrators, and members of the public.