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Program Manager/Lecturer

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Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Psychology, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Center for Translational Neuroscience
Rank: Lecturer
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
November 1, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, including three professional references, please upload a CV and a cover letter to the University of Oregon Careers website.

Department Summary
About the Center for Translational Neuroscience
The Center for Translational Neuroscience (CTN) at the University of Oregon has the mission of translating discoveries in basic neuroscience, psychology, and related disciplines to improve well-being, promote resilience, and mitigate the effects of early adverse experiences on physical and emotional health. CTN houses research projects, science communication initiatives, professional development, and intervention program development, implementation, and evaluation activities. The primary leadership of CTN are faculty in the Department of Psychology, where CTN is housed. Affiliated faculty work in departments across the university. In addition to faculty, CTN is home to numerous postdoctoral research associates, masters and doctoral graduate students, undergraduate research assistants, and University of Oregon employees. More information is available at

About UO
The University of Oregon (UO) is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University–Extensive and has a history of substantial research, federal grant funding, and scientific inquiry. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), which includes the Department of Psychology where most CTN researchers are based, comprises 40 departments and programs, with 463 tenure-track faculty. The research activity of CAS faculty is the basis for the UO’s status as a Carnegie Research I institution and its membership in the Association of American Universities. In the past 5 years, three faculty have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, three named Sloan Research Fellows, five elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, five named Guggenheim Fellows, seven elected as American Mathematical Society Fellows, and nine elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, with an additional faculty member elected as president of the AAAS. UO provides comprehensive instructional, research, and public service programs that advance scientific and humanistic knowledge. Research programs serve the educational, cultural, and economic needs of the region and the nation. Administrative units provide direct oversight and support for graduate programs, grant proposal submission, research compliance, contracts and grant administration, and research initiatives.

Position Summary
The Center for Translational Neuroscience at the University of Oregon invites applications for a Program Director of a new Online Master’s in Applied Psychology (OMAP). The Program Director will assist faculty in managing all aspects of the OMAP Program and also teach and develop new courses. The position requires a candidate with extensive experience in teaching applied psychology courses related to intervention development, refinement, and implementation. Curriculum development experience is also required. The OMAP Program Director will also be involved in managing the program, outreach to potential students, communicating with partners in social welfare organizations and related industries, and liaising with program collaborators on campus such as the Teaching Engagement Program and the Vice Provost for Online Education. The Program Director will work with tenure-track faculty guide the overall direction of the program and supervise a part-time program assistant who will be primarily responsible for day-to-day operations.

A strong candidate will have extensive experience in teaching psychology, possibly including experience teaching online courses, developing psychology courses, and managing complex projects.

Minimum Requirements
• Doctorate in Psychology, Applied Psychology, or related field.
• Three years of experience teaching courses in psychology including but not limited to intervention science, implementation, program development, research methods, and statistics.
• One year of experience in course and curriculum development in or related to psychology.

Professional Competencies
• Strong pedagogical and management skills, interpersonal communication abilities, and program development knowledge.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience teaching online courses, particularly in psychology.
• Experience developing content and curriculum for online programs.
• Experience working with community and/or social service organizations for research or pedagogical purposes.
• Experience in academic program development and management.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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