Lecturers Full-Time Temporary in Psychology

UW Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Washington, United States
Competitive Salary
May 05, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Division of Social, Behavioral and Human Sciences (SBHS) in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (SIAS) at the University of Washington Tacoma is hiring up to four temporary full-time lecturers in Psychology for the 2021-2022 academic year. Areas of specialization are open; however, the Division has specific needs for faculty capable of teaching clinical psychology, developmental psychology, and research methods courses. These are nine-month non-renewable positions beginning September 16, 2021 that require teaching seven courses over three quarters and is contingent on funding. These are non-tenure track positions.

In the Division of Social, Behavioral and Human Sciences it is our belief that our intellectual community depends upon the critical but collegial collaboration of diverse individuals from multiple communities of origin, immigration status, socioeconomic backgrounds, religious traditions, disabilities, ethnic and racial backgrounds, gender and sexual identities, and experiences with incarceration. You can learn more about the Division at our website (https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/sias/sbhs/).

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.

The successful candidates will teach courses that may include Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, Abnormal Psychology, Lifespan Development, Social Psychology, and other upper-level clinical, developmental, and interdisciplinary psychology courses. The teaching schedule will be determined collaboratively in consideration of the candidates’ expertise and Division needs. A complete list of our courses is available in our course catalog (https://www.washington.edu/students/crscatt/tpsych.html).

Candidates must demonstrate competence in teaching and have, at minimum, a Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in a related field. The candidate must be a U.S. citizen or have visa status permitting employment in the U.S.

Successful candidates are 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.

Compensation is competitive with comparable positions and includes health insurance and retirement benefits.

To apply, please submit the following to Interfolio:

  1. A cover letter describing teaching interests and experience. Applicants should detail how their teaching, service, and/or creative work has supported 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;
  3. A statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as sample syllabi and/or evaluations); 
  4. Three letters of reference; 
  5. Candidates may be asked to submit additional materials such as recording of a teaching demonstration.

Review of applications received by May 19, 2021 will be given priority.  Applications received after that date will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Carolyn M. West at carwest@uw.edu.


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