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Counseling Psychology/Behavioral Health Faculty ( Professional and Continuing Education)

The Evergreen State College
Olympia, Washington State
Salary is determined on non-competitive, open scale based on degrees & years of relevant experience
Posted Date
Oct 3, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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This is a full-time, regular* faculty position in the school of Professional and Continuing Education at The Evergreen State College starting in the 2023-24 academic year.

The Evergreen State College seeks a faculty member with advanced training and experience in mental health (clinical/counseling psychology) or social work who is interested in teaching students that are preparing for a variety of behavioral and mental health careers and graduate studies. The successful candidate also will help refine the Professional and Continuing Education school's psychology, health, and wellness curriculum as it expands over the next several academic years. We seek highly collaborative colleagues who are interested in creative, student-centered curriculum planning and have the potential to collaborate with statewide partners in developing Behavioral Health Support Specialists.

The successful candidate for this position will teach psychology at the undergraduate level and incorporate material from psychology subfields including behavioral health management and intervention, health psychology, substance abuse treatment, integrative health and theories of psychotherapy addressing psychopathology among others.

Applicants with a background in clinical and counseling and health psychology subfields are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will teach in one or more of the following areas: Drugs and Behavior, Collaborative and Integrative Care in Psychology, Behavioral Health Management and Intervention and supervising community-based health and mental health internships.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates who have had experience teaching and/or working with adult students and students from underserved populations. We also encourage applicants with online/hybrid teaching experience.

Evergreen’s school of Professional and Continuing Education provides transformative education for part time students, working adults, and lifelong learners. Drawing on Evergreen’s tradition of innovative curricular design and collaborative learning communities, it offers bachelor’s degree curriculum and stackable certificates that combine theory with practice to help students achieve academic goals, advance their careers, and create a better world.


The College reserves the right to extend searches or not offer positions advertised. As a condition of employment, persons hired must provide proof of identity and employment eligibility, including authorization to work in the United States, within three (3) days of beginning work. All position offers are contingent on funding. Persons with disabilities can receive accommodations in the hiring process by contacting the Faculty Hiring Coordinator. The Evergreen State College is an equal opportunity employer.


*Regular is equivalent to tenure-track at other colleges. A complete description of the continuing contract and conversion process can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreement



Curriculum in the school for Professional and Continuing Education is based on stackable certificates and related bachelor’s degree curriculum comprised of 4-credit and 8-credit offerings, normally planned at a 25:1 student to faculty ratio, and capstone work including undergraduate research or internships and individual study. Faculty appointed to the school for Professional and Continuing Education will teach a mixture of those types of offerings, with a planned full-time workload of 400 student credit hours per quarter. Most courses and programs will be offered online or in a low residency, hybrid, or high-flex format with both remote and in-person elements. Most synchronous instruction would be taught in the evenings or weekends, with some flexibility to offer instruction in the day if there is demonstrated demand or if teaching during daylight hours is an important part of the pedagogy (such as for field work). In the first year of the contract faculty will have the opportunity for partial release from teaching to help with the design and development of new certificates and curriculum in the school for Professional and Continuing Education. Faculty will be provided with opportunities to increase their skill in online curriculum development.

Evergreen uses narrative evaluations in lieu of grades and faculty are generally responsible for evaluating 25 students/quarter in each class. Faculty are also responsible for advising students as they reflect on their learning process, develop a pathway of study, and formulate their own areas of concentration.

Our teaching is student-centered, which means we are interested in helping students develop strong skills in critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaborative work. Because over 80% of our students come from underserved and marginalized groups, we are particularly invested in approaches to teaching that emphasize diversity and equity, that provide opportunities for challenge and growth, and that foster a learning environment where all are welcome and all can learn from each other.

A complete list of faculty responsibilities can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreement:



  • Education (degree expected by time of appointment):
    • Ph.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA Accredited Program OR
    • Ph.D. or DSW in Social Work from an accredited university
  • Demonstrated experience teaching in a classroom or professional environment
  • Experience providing behavioral health services in clinical/counseling settings


  • Demonstrated ability to teach quantitative and/or qualitative methods and/or community-based research methods
  • Experience teaching in online and hybrid educational formats
  • Professional experience providing mental health services to diverse and underserved populations
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
  • Expertise in the role and application of applied psychology for anxiety and depression and behavioral health in different settings


Review of completed applications begins 11/28/2022.  The posting may close to new application materials any time after this date

Applications are only accepted through The Evergreen State College website located at

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A list of 3 professional references with contact information
  • 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice. Please focus specifically on your understanding and experience of interdisciplinary study and what you believe should distinguish a liberal arts education today to prepare students for the workforce in mental and behavioral health
  • 1-2 page statement of your experience and/or practice with diversity and equity issues (more information is available on our website:

Optional: Applicants may choose to submit:

  • Scholarly work
  • Student evaluations or reference letters


Please note: As part of your application, you will also be asked to provide a list of recommenders; we will contact those individuals to ask them for a letter of support. Please DO NOT submit letters of recommendation directly to us.


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