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Psychology Instructor

Walla Walla Community College
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 29, 2024

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Psychology Instructor

Walla Walla Community College

Salary: $64,420.00 - $73,439.00 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: 2024 - 001021

Location: Walla Walla, WA


Closing: Continuous

Join our team to help inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services.


Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Psychology Instructor at the Walla Walla campus. This is a 176-day annual contract (three quarters) beginning Fall quarter 2024.

WWCC Faculty members are professional educators with the primary responsibility of providing a quality education for all WWCC students. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of teacher, mentor, and facilitator of learning.

At Walla Walla Community College, we inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services. We have identified three core themes that describe the fundamental aspects of the College's mission by translating it into practice: Student Success, Strong Communities, and Resource Stewardship. As an organization, we value learning opportunities, a sense of community, diversity, health and humor, excellence, integrity, teamwork, innovation, personal and professional growth, and sustainability.

General Description:

We are seeking a creative, dynamic, and enthusiastic individual who will provide quality psychology instruction. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative individual who will help to grow the Psychology program while working with colleagues in Arts & Sciences, and throughout WWCC.

Desired Traits

The faculty at WWCC are innovative and passionate professionals focused on student success. A successful candidate will also display the following traits:

  • Pedagogy centered on student success.
  • Commitment to serve the mission of the College.
  • Develop collaborative and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintain them over time.
  • Desire to invest time and energy in professional growth and interdisciplinary pursuits.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

  • Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Curriculum development.
  • Provide clear explanations, assignments and directions for students with a varied degree of abilities.
  • Utilize best practices when implementing technology in the classroom.
  • Assign and submit grades and maintain student records.
  • Participate in assessments of college-wide and discipline-specific outcomes.
  • Administer frequent assessments, both formative and summative.
  • Provide students with a comprehensive syllabus that aligns with the Master Course Outline for each class.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours.
  • Work in partnership with other faculty and staff and attend regular team meetings.
  • Participate in commencement ceremonies.

  • Related Responsibilities:

  • Advise and mentor students on program options, career plans and graduation requirements.
  • Participate in division, campus and college-wide meetings.
  • Serve on college and/or faculty committees.
  • Participate in community activities and form community and industrial partnerships as related to instructional assignments and interests.
  • Maintain excellence in, and commitment to, professional development activities, which include discipline-specific knowledge and best teaching practices.

  • Competencies

  • Implement and practice diverse teaching and learning strategies understanding that students come with different educational preparedness.
  • Design curriculum, assignments, and projects that align with course and college-wide learning outcomes.
  • Develop student knowledge and mastery through consistent, timely formative and summative assessment.
  • Design learning opportunities that recognize student diversity as well as foster a learning environment of inclusion and understanding.
  • Ensure students have technological and digital literacy skills needed for success at university level academic institutions or professional-technical work occupations.
  • Engage in continuous professional growth as well as participate in activities that promote the Walla Walla Community College's community and mission.

  • Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree or higher in Psychology or closely related field
  • Two years of work as an instructor of Psychology or equivalent professional experience

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree in Psychology or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience at the community college level.
  • Bilingual in Spanish.
  • Ability to actively promote the program outside of campus to both prospective students and the community.
  • Commitment to serve the mission of the College.
  • Demonstrated ability working with and relating to persons from varied cultural, ethnic, gender, age, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds, and creating a welcoming, inclusive learning environment for all students.
  • Pedagogical approach centered on students and informed by culturally responsive teaching/training.
  • Willingness to adapt teaching methodologies to the changing needs of students and the College.
  • Demonstrated skill in using the online learning management systems and technology to deliver high-quality instruction to all students inclusive of all course modalities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and interdisciplinarity.

  • You don't check every qualification listed? Please apply anyway! Studies have shown that traditionally marginalized communities - such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color - are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification - even if they might be a great fit for the role! If you're excited about this opportunity but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every single qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider applying.

    Conditions/Terms of Employment

    This is a full-time tenure-track faculty position exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Faculty terms and conditions of employment are negotiated with their exclusive bargaining representative, the Association for Higher Education. A complete copy of the agreement can be found on the WWCC Employment Page.

    Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful authorization to work in the United States within three (3) days of employment and official college transcripts. WWCC participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. Candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check as a condition for consideration of employment. Information from the background check may not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. The College is a tobacco-free campus.


    The College has a negotiated faculty salary schedule. Employee placement on the schedule is determined by education level and experience. Salary is dependent on the number of days of the contract and the candidate's placement on the negotiated faculty salary schedule. Initial placement is generally $64,420- $73,439 for a standard 176-day contract, dependent on qualifications (additional compensation for doctorate degree). The College has a comprehensive faculty benefit program including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; paid sick leave; and retirement and two optional deferred compensation programs. All full-time employees will automatically have 3% of taxable income deferred into the State of Washington Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). The college also supports faculty professional development. Walla Walla Community College requires all employees to participate in direct deposit for payment of salary.

    Required Application Materials

    This position will remain open until filled. To be included in the initial screening, applications should be received by February 20, 2024. To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  • Online NEOGOV application.
  • Cover letter
    • Please describe your interest in serving as Psychology Faculty (1.0 FTE Tenure Track), including how your unique qualifications and teaching philosophy will contribute to student success at a rural community college. (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae or comprehensive resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Answers to two (2) supplemental questions
  • Unofficial transcripts for application purposes; official transcripts are required prior to an official start date.

  • Please ensure you have attached all required application materials as you will not be able to attach any documents after you have submitted your application. If you have difficulty logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your application, etc., please call NEOGOV Applicant Support at 1-855-524-5627 or email them directly at

    WWCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, or reopen the position. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

    Walla Walla Community College is committed to provide equal opportunity and nondiscrimination for all educational and employment applicants as well as for its students and employed staff, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, including gender expression/identity, marital status, age (over 40), the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, the use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, or status as a Vietnam and/or disabled veteran, National Guard member or reservist in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Federal Rehabilitation of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any other applicable Federal and Washington State laws against discrimination. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need accommodations in the application/employment process, please contact Brooke Marshall, JD/Vice President of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Compliance (509) 527-4300 - TDD (509) 527-4412, email, address: 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla WA, 99362.

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