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Assistant Professor, Psychology (Developmental Psychologist)

Gonzaga University
Spokane, Washington State
$63,985 - $68,250: commensurate with education and experience
Posted Date
Aug 18, 2023

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The Department of Psychology at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position beginning Fall semester 2024. We wish to welcome a developmental psychologist who is committed to the teacher-scholar model and to embracing diversity and inclusion in the classroom. Preference is given to candidates whose research explores outcomes for marginalized and underserved populations including, but not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, sexual minorities, people with disability, or those experiencing poverty. Candidates must demonstrate teaching excellence and a commitment to creating an inclusive learning environment. In alignment with Gonzaga University’s mission, we expect applicants to provide evidence of expertise in issues related to social justice, diversity and care for/solidarity with vulnerable and marginalized communities.

For information on our mission, please visit:  

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Psychology or related discipline by July 15, 2024.
  • Demonstrated active research agenda in the area of developmental psychology.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including the ability to effectively respond to the academic needs of learners from diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach psychological methods courses as well as undergraduate developmental psychology courses.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Preference will be given to candidates whose research explores outcomes for marginalized and underserved populations.

Job Duties:

  • Teaching load of 18 credits per academic year (i.e., 3 courses per semester.) This will include courses such as undergraduate Research Methods, General Psychology as well as courses in undergraduate developmental psychology.
  • Engage in research and publication appropriate to the candidate’s areas of expertise. Engage undergraduates in this research work.
  • Provide curriculum and career advising and mentoring to the program’s undergraduates.
  • Support the department, university, and discipline through service and other forms of academic citizenship.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please visit our website at Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit:

(1) Cover letter

(2) Curriculum vitae

(3) Statement of teaching philosophy (2-page max) that includes reflection on diversity, equity, and inclusion in relation to: a) your role and methods as a teacher, b) your goals for student learning and your approach to assessing that learning, c) your ongoing growth as a teacher, and d) your ability to effectively respond to the academic needs of learners from underrepresented and underserved populations.

(4) Research statement, clearly indicating the work you plan to do at Gonzaga University, how you will include undergraduates in this work, and how this work may include exploring outcomes for marginalized or underserved populations.

(5) Copies of unofficial graduate school transcripts

(6) Names and contact information for three (3) professional references (letters will be requested when finalists are selected).

The position remains open until filled; to ensure consideration, please submit by October 1, 2023. For assistance with your online application, please contact Human Resources at (509) 313-5996. Direct other inquiries to Dr. Monica Bartlett, Chair and Professor of Psychology at Gonzaga University,

About Gonzaga University and Spokane, Washington

Gonzaga is a primarily undergraduate institution committed to teaching excellence. Gonzaga’s center for Teaching and Advising provides regular faculty development and education opportunities, including an optional New Faculty Learning Community program to help welcome and support new faculty throughout their first year at Gonzaga. The newly-opened Bollier Center for Integrated Science and Engineering on Gonzaga’s campus contains teaching, research, and collaboration spaces for faculty from Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Environmental Studies and Sciences, Math, Physics, Psychology, and Engineering. Please see our website for faculty applicants for more information; 

Gonzaga University sits adjacent to downtown Spokane, WA, along the Spokane River.  We exist on the ancestral and contemporary homelands of Interior Salish speaking tribes in the Inland Northwest’s most metropolitan region.  Spokane is Washington’s second largest city and is home to a diverse array of neighborhoods and shopping districts, with many exciting food and beverage amenities.  We are a short drive from hiking, skiing, rafting, and climbing locations.

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to complete the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (509) 313-5996.


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