The Psychology Department accepts applications on an ongoing basis from individuals
interested in assignments as part-time lecturers.
The Department of Psychology plays a major role in contributing to the general education experiences of students in humanities and the social sciences while also serving more than 1600 majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Most courses are three-units per semester, typically offered in a lecture-discussion mode, but some are laboratory courses. Further information regarding the department curriculum and its faculty may be obtained from the departmental web site at http://psychology.fullerton.edu
Areas of Specialization
We are seeking well-qualified, highly motivated, well-organized individuals qualified to teach the following courses:
- Introductory Psychology (101)
- Reasoning and Problem Solving (110):
(This is a general education course in critical thinking.)
- Elementary Statistics (201)
- Research Methods (202)
(This has a combination of lecture-discussion and laboratory sessions.)
- Computer Applications in Psychology (300)
- Learning and Memory (302 & 302L)
- Cognitive Psychology (305 & 305L)
- Biopsychology (306 & 306L)
- Psychology of Women (310)
- Educational Psychology (311)
- Psychology of Human Sexual Behavior (312)
- Legal Psychology (317)
- Psychology of Personality (331)
- Abnormal Psychology (341)
- Social Psychology (351)
- Developmental Psychology (361)
- Industrial/Organizational Psychology (391)
- History of Psychology (408)
- Psychological Testing (461)
- Survey of Clinical Psychology (481)
- Substance Abuse (568)
- Marriage, Family and Child Therapy (549)
- Child and Adolescent Treatment (560)
Candidates must have at least a Master's degree in a field relevant to the curriculum of the Department of Psychology. Preference will be given to candidates who have prior teaching experience at the college or university level and who can furnish evidence of strong teaching. An ability to work effectively with a broad mix of student ages and students from culturally diverse backgrounds is also highly desirable. A Ph.D. or extensive professional experience is desirable for teaching upper-division courses (300- or 400-level) and required for 500-level graduate courses.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily
before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily
complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued
employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Appointment Date and Academic Calendar
The fall term begins in late August and ends in mid-December; the spring term runs from the beginning of February through the end of May. On rare occasions part-time faculty are needed during one of the Summer Session segments.
Appointment and Salary
All part-time faculty appointments are made as Lecturers, under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the California State University system and the California Faculty Association. Initial appointments are for one semester only. Salaries vary depending upon qualifications and experience. Typical starting salaries for part-time faculty range from $4147 to approximately $4533 for a three-unit class; additional compensation is awarded for instruction in large lecture classes. For a description of potential university benefits go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/documents/benefits/Faculty_Unit_3.pdf
Job Control Number
Regular performance evaluations of part-time lecturers are made by the department or program according to the terms of the adopted University Policy Statement (UPS 210.060). Positive reviews are based upon student ratings of instruction, course materials, and in-class observations made by a full-time faculty member or the department chairperson. The primary service responsibility of part-time faculty is to provide opportunities for student consultation outside of the regular class hours (i.e, office hours); on-line discussion periods or e-mail contacts shall not be a complete substitute for face-to-face consultation periods.
Please visit our recruitment website (http://psychology.fullerton.edu/faculty/parttime_positions.aspx) and submit a portfolio of the following:
1) Current vita,
2) Teaching narrative (maximum two pages),
3) Summary of teaching evaluations,
4) Two letters of recommendation,
5) Sealed transcript from a graduate institution verifying the degree earned, and
Send all materials directly to:
Department of Psychology
California State University, Fullerton
P.O. Box 6846
Fullerton, CA 92834
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.