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2023-24 Lecturer Pool - Cognitive Sciences

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $66,259 to $74,576. Salary will be based on UCI salary scales and will be commensurate with experience.

Application Window

Open date: May 16, 2023

Most recent review date: Saturday, Jul 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Dec 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for part-time lecturer positions for the 2023-24 academic year.

Courses instructors are needed for the following areas:

  1. psychology fundamentals: topics include biological bases of behavior, sensation, perception, cognition, development, personality, psychopathology, and social psychology.
  2. probability and inference: topics covered include the fundamentals of statistical models emphasizing linear model, again with a focus on conceptual understanding and model specification.
  3. experimental psychology/lab): topics covered include the experimental method, A/B testing, a practical introduction to experimental design with a focus on understanding confounding and other threats to validity, and use of R or JASP for basic statistical analysis.
  4. psych research methods/lab): topics covered include research methods – observational, survey, correlational, quasi-experimental, and experimental – and tools – for searching the literature, reading and understanding of primary research publications, and drawing inferences from data. 5) special topics in general psychology or cognitive science including, but not limited to, sensation and perception, human memory. 6) special topics in cognitive neuroscience 7) other research laboratory courses

For a list of courses offered by the department, see:

Salary is commensurate with experience, at varying percentages of time, depending on the course(s) assigned.

Required: Ph.D. in Cognitive Sciences, Psychology, or a related field and teaching experience at the college level.

Desired: Prior experience teaching in one or more of the specified areas. Professional experience using these skills and methods in research is also desirable.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a cover letter specifying which courses they feel qualified to teach based on our undergraduate curriculum and their prior experience, curriculum vitae, copies of teaching evaluations and the names and addresses of three references (please do not solicit letters) through the on-line Recruit system. See below for application requirements and the link to apply.

Priority will be given to applications received by July 15, 2023; however, applications will be accepted and reviewed on a continual basis until positions are filled.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Ph.D. in Cognitive Sciences, Psychology, or a related field
  • Relevant and effective teaching experience at the college level.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link:

Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA