Lecturer Part-Time Temporary in Psychology

The University of Washington Tacoma
Washington, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 12, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (SIAS) at the University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for one non-tenure track part-time temporary lecturer in Psychology to teach one course in clinical psychology during the Winter 2021 quarter and possibly related courses in Spring 2021.  For this position, teaching can be done fully online and applicants need not reside in Washington State. Any appointment will be on a quarter to quarter basis, and contingent on adequate enrollment.

The successful candidate must have expertise in clinical/counseling psychology and be able to teach Controversies in Clinical Psychology  (TPSYCH310) in Winter quarter 2021.  We are especially interested in candidates who can also teach one or more other courses in the area of clinical/counseling psychology, including Abnormal Psychology (TPSYCH210) and Mental Illness across Cultures (TPSYCH312). A description of courses is available at https://www.washington.edu/students/crscatt/tpsych.html. The successful candidate is expected to engage with culturally diverse populations in higher education, integrate evidence-based and inclusive pedagogical techniques and technologies, and maintain high expectations for student learning. Given that courses for this position will be offered online, the successful candidate should be comfortable and demonstrate effectiveness with online instruction.

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion in their pedagogy. Candidates must demonstrate competence in teaching and have, at minimum, a Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent in a related field.  The candidate must have visa status permitting employment in the US or be a US citizen.

To apply, please submit:

  1. A cover letter describing teaching interests and experience, including experience with or sensitivity to the unique issues that may arise for student learning due to stressors related to the pandemic (i.e. financial/health/childcare).  Applicants should also detail how their teaching, service, and/or creative work has been effective in supporting students from an urban serving university like UW Tacoma, including the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion.
  2. Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught and syllabi for those courses,
  3. A statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as peer and/or course evaluations),
  4. Three letters of reference,
  5. Candidates being considered after an initial round of review will be asked to submit an audio/video recorded teaching demonstration. Additional materials may also be requested.

Submit all application materials through Interfolio. Screening of applicants will begin November 22, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, please email Dr. Kyle Forrest at forrestk@uw.edu.

Consistent with our urban-serving mission, our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/.

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).