Arizona State University, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Position ID:ASU-School of Social and Behavioral Sciences-FORENSICLECT [#13390]
Position Title: Lecturer in Legal / Forensic Psychology
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Glendale, Arizona 85306, United States [map]
Subject Area: Psychology / Law and Psychology
Appl Deadline:2019/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/03/11, finished 2020/01/05, listed until 2019/06/30)
Position Description:    

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The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time benefits-eligible Lecturer in Forensic / Legal Psychology to support our undergraduate and graduate programs that focus on law and psychology. Initial appointment is for a 9-month academic year that begins in August 2019. Subsequent annual renewal is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the School.

The person in this position will be a faculty member in ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and will be affiliated with ASU’s Program on Law and Behavioral Science ( Lecturers are expected to teach 12 credits of courses during each of ASU’s fall and spring semesters (a 4/4 load), with the additional possibility of summer teaching. The majority of the teaching will serve our online undergraduate and MS programs in Forensic Psychology. The position further requires responsibility for course redevelopment and maintenance, assisting with program development, and working with ancillary support services connected to ASU Online.

Requirements: Applicants must a) possess a doctorate in psychology or a related field by time of appointment, and b) must have some prior experience—either through research or instruction—in the field of legal psychology / forensic psychology / psychology and law.

Desired qualifications: a) Ability to teach a broad variety of courses within the forensic/legal psychology area; b) strong research or instructional background in legal/forensic psychology; c) strong quantitative and methodological skills and knowledge; d) experience teaching at the postsecondary level in the field of psychology, particularly in the online environment; e) experience with online learning platforms such as Canvas; f) experience with creating online courses; f) demonstrated excellence in teaching (either online or in‐person); g) excellent communication skills; h) experience mentoring or advising undergraduate and graduate students; and, i) demonstrated interest and/or experience in promoting and supporting diversity through service and teaching.

About the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences: The School houses faculty and programs in several interdisciplinary research clusters, including Law and Psychology, Social Justice and Human Rights, Resilience and Stress, Social Technologies, and an emerging cluster in Cognition and Data Science. It also offers on-campus undergraduate and terminal MS programs in Psychology and oversees ASU’s online psychology programs. Since Fall 2017, the School has added eight new tenure-track / tenured faculty and it is conducting searches this year for an additional four tenure-track / tenured faculty. More information about ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences can be found at

About ASU: Arizona State University is one of the largest universities in the United States with over 110,000 students and 3,500 faculty. ASU's colleges, schools, and programs are spread across four campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area. To learn about ASU's unique mission and charter:

The initial application deadline is April 19, 2018; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.

Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted electronically via Academic Jobs Online

Application materials should include: 1) a cover letter of application; 2) a current curriculum vitae with contact information; 3) a teaching statement; 4) a statement addressing your administrative / organizational background and skills (with specific reference to our desired qualifications), and 5) three letters of reference.

Arizona State University has a strong commitment to a diverse faculty, one that is reflective of the contemporary United States.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) and Title IX policy are located at and

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Further Info:
School of Social and Behavioral Science
Arizona State University
Faculty Administration Building, Mail Code 3051
4701 W. Thunderbird Rd
Glendale, AZ 85306

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