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Assistant Professor, Psychology

Seattle University Psychology Department
Seattle, Washington State
Posted Date
Sep 5, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Description

The Department of Psychology at Seattle University seeks applicants with training and expertise in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or behavioral neuroscience for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2023.  

Teaching and engaging with students in multiple roles will be the primary responsibilities of the position. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing courses and teaching in their area of expertise as well as teaching sections of statistics and research methods (the 15-credit sequence and the advanced course). The candidate will maintain an active and productive scholarly agenda (ideally involving students), will mentor and advise undergraduates, and will engage in the service of the Department, and eventually, the College and University. A successful candidate will have a solid record of teaching and research, an interdisciplinary perspective, knowledge of the liberal arts tradition of education, an appreciation of both quantitative and qualitative methods, and a commitment to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion in their profession.  

The Department of Psychology is committed to fostering inclusive and equitable practices, anti-racism, and diversity in our curriculum and pedagogical choices.  We will be continuing ongoing work on departmental curricular revision, guided by the Strategic Directions of our University and LiftSU (, with a focus on designing departmental learning outcomes around racial/intersectional equity to guide our process.  We encourage applicants to apply whose work and/or interests align with our commitments.      


A Ph.D. in Psychology by January 1, 2024 is required. 

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit applications online at including a cover letter of interest, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research, response to question prompts below, and the names and contact information of three references (letters may be solicited upon submission of application). Applications review begins October 10rd, 2022. Open until filled. Please submit answers to the following questions with your application (in 500 words or less): 1. How does your work (any aspect) align with LIFTSU? ( 2. How do you see yourself engaging with and contributing to the lives of students? 3. What is your understanding of the limits and value of quantitative and qualitative research methods?

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