Society for the Teaching of Psychology: Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

Full-Time Lecturer of Psychology at MSU Denver

  • 20 Jan 2024 2:20 PM
    Message # 13303684

    The Department of Psychological Sciences at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in any area of psychology or human development to begin Fall 2024. This is a one academic-year appointment with the potential to be renewed on a year-to-year basis.

    Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Department of Psychological Sciences are committed to active and strategic initiatives in our work toward educational equity and promoting a culture of access and inclusion for our students, staff, and faculty. We seek to sustain an inclusive community where all individuals at MSU Denver and in the Department of Psychological Sciences are respected, feel a sense of belonging, and are provided proper resources and skillsets to be successful. This success is not limited to our liberal arts and sciences focused education, but also to the broader development of our students as engaged citizens and valued contributors to their discipline, the community, and our society. For more information on the Department of Psychological Sciences within the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, please visit:

    At MSU Denver, we recognize the value of everyone and every group as part of an inclusive community of belonging. The College of Letters, Arts and Sciences has a vibrant Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement that highlights those values. Differences can include but are not limited to culture, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, language, sex, physical appearance, pregnancy, marital/partner status, age, (dis)ability, neurodiversity, creed, religious or spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, class, education, gender identity/expression, veteran status, political affiliation, political philosophy, and more. We recognize that these differences can be visible or invisible.

    MSU Denver enrolls over 17,000 students, where nearly 60% are first generation and over 55% are students of color. Located in downtown Denver, we are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution(HSI), an INSIGHT into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award winner for 10 consecutive years, and the only Seal of Excelencia certified institution in Colorado. As the third largest institution of higher education in Colorado and the only institution with an open access mission, MSU Denver is a model university for today’s college students. The University serves the most diverse undergraduate student population in the state, as well as the most first-generation students and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students. MSU Denver is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented and historically minoritized groups. 


    • Teach 5 courses (15 hours) per semester, including both in-person and online formats.
    • The teaching load will consist of undergraduate courses such as introductory psychology, statistics and research methodology courses, developmental psychology courses, clinical counseling courses, social psychology, and other courses as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Department Chair.

    Required Qualifications

    Master’s in Psychology or related field completed no later than June 1, 2024

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Earned Doctorate in Psychology or Human Development completed no later than June 1, 2024
    • In-person and/or online teaching experience from a wide variety of undergraduate psychology courses. These may include, but are not limited to, both lower and upper division psychology courses such as introductory psychology, statistics, research methodology, social psychology, human development, and/or cognition and memory courses
    • Demonstrated experience in successfully teaching, mentoring, and advising a diverse urban student population including (but not limited to) students of color, LBGTQIA students, students from low-income backgrounds, first-generation students, students with disabilities, undocumented students, non-traditional students, student veterans, and English-language learners. The successful candidate must be committed to equity and inclusion, and to the success of students with diverse identities

    Salary for Announcement

    The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $57,000 at Lecturer level. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, education, experience, specialty and training.

    MSU Denver offers excellent benefits that include medical, dental, retirement, tuition benefit, free RTD pass, and more. For a brief overview of these options, please visit our Benefits section.

    Instructions to Apply

    Complete applications received by February 18, 2024 at 11:59 PM MST will receive full consideration, however applications will be accepted after this date until the position is filled. Interested applicants must apply online at MSU Denver's career site,, and search for JR101957.

    For an application to be considered complete, the following documents must be included:

    • Curriculum vitae
    • Letter of application
    • Teaching statement
    • DEI statement
    • Copies of unofficial transcripts of highest degree earned. Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.
    • References. Prepare a list of three professional references and their contact information.

    **Applicants will notice on the application portal there is one location (the resume/cover letter submission field) to upload all required materials. Multiple documents can be submitted into this one field; alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF and upload. ​Once submitted, you will not be able to edit your application.

    Internal applicants must apply through their MSU Denver Workday Home page, searching 'Find Jobs'.

    Closing Date; Open Until Filled

    Posting RepresentativeTanya Rogowsky

    Posting Representative Email


    MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

    Employee Benefits Offerings

    The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at

    Diversity Statement

    Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 58% first generation students and over 50% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

    We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

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