Lecturer Job

Teachers College, Columbia University
New York | NY Posted 147 days ago


The Program in Social-Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University seeks a full-time Lecturer (non-tenure-track), beginning September 2022 subject to final approval by College Trustees. The initial appointment can be up to two years, with the potential for renewal, contingent upon performance reviews and availability of funding.


Teachers College (TC), a graduate and professional school affiliated with Columbia University, offers more than 65 degree programs in the domains of education, health, and psychology. The Program in Social-Organizational Psychology is located in the Department of Organization and Leadership and is one of twelve psychology programs at TC.

The Social-Organizational Psychology program offers three degrees (MA, Executive MA, PhD), several non-degree programs, and an advanced certificate through The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution. Our MA Program has approximately 200 students and includes a cohort enrolled in the Eisenhower Leader Development Program (ELDP), sponsored jointly by TC and the US Military Academy at West Point. The Executive MA program (XMA) enrolls about 25 students each year. Our doctoral program has approximately 25 active students across multiple years.

All of our programs are informed by the disciplines of Social Psychology and Organizational Psychology and adhere to a scholar-practitioner approach. Our programs reflect a strong commitment to social justice, thinking systemically, and our belief in the importance of examining and understanding organizational issues at multiple levels: individual, interpersonal, group, intergroup, and inter-organizational/societal.


Primary responsibilities include teaching graduate level courses, advising and mentoring graduate students, and working with other faculty and staff in support of our MA and XMA Programs primarily but may include opportunities to contribute to the PhD Program as well.
Both the MA and XMA Programs educate students to be experts in organization effectiveness, organization change, diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism, team development, conflict resolution, assessment and coaching, change leadership, and more, emphasizing the rigorous study of the practical problems facing people in organizations today in service of a more just society. A diverse range of teaching and learning methodologies inform MA and XMA student experience including didactic input from experts in the field, applied research combined with experiential learning, and hands-on practical experience working with real clients.

The base teaching assignment for Lecturers is five courses. While there is some flexibility in courses taught, ideal candidates would have expertise in any of the following areas: organization behavior with a diversity, equity, inclusion, antiracism focus, change leadership, evidence-based practice and applied research, data analytics, organization/system/societal change, the impact of new technology on the future of work, and organization design.

Courses in the MA Program are typically taught during the late afternoon or evenings and in some cases on weekends. XMA is a cohort-based program with a layered curriculum, and a team-teaching model. The blended design combines four 8-day Modules and one 2-day Module with individual and group advisement and coaching offered in the liminal spaces between Modules. Teaching occurs in the 8-day Modules, typically offered in person, while advisement and coaching occur online. Courses in the PhD Program are typically taught during the day.


The candidate should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in Social-Organizational Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Theory, Human Resource Management, Social Psychology, or a related field.

Successful candidates will have proven teaching ability, experience with innovative pedagogies and skills in instructional design and/or teaching online. Additionally, ideal candidates will have relevant work experience, and engage in evidence-based practice with a record of some applied research and scholarly writing. Candidates would be required to reside within commuting distance of Teachers College.


Competitive and commensurate with experience.


Review of applications will begin immediately. The appointment begins September 2022. Requested materials include:

● Letter of application describing teaching ability and interests, experience with innovative pedagogies and skills in learning design and/or teaching online, and relevant work experience related to evidence-based practice and applied research.
● Curriculum vita
● Names of three references (references will not be contacted without prior approval)

Applicants should apply by clicking here and may send materials to:

Debra A. Noumair, Search Chairperson

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