Full Time Tenure Track Faculty Psychology
Whatcom Community College (WCC) is looking for candidates who
strive to achieve WCC’s core themes – achieving success, building
community, advancing equity, and enhancing effectiveness – to
create a thriving learning community that supports excellence,
opportunity, and equity for students, faculty, and staff. WCC is
focused on building a community of respect, sustainability and
inclusivity through secure, welcoming, and engaging learning
environments that encourage and support the academic and personal
success of WCC students. Understanding this work is a lifelong
process, the opportunities at WCC offer individuals the ability and
means to seek personal and professional growth on and off campus in
an area known for its beauty and culture.
FACULTY AT WHATCOM
Being a faculty member at Whatcom offers the opportunity to
engage in the advancement of equitable student outcomes and the
elimination of equity gaps. Faculty have regular opportunities for
on-campus professional development, collaboration with colleagues,
and engagement in workshops and learning communities. These
opportunities contribute to professional advancement at the
College, as well as personal growth.
The successful candidate:
- Integrates diversity, equity and inclusion throughout services
- Demonstrates content knowledge in psychology, teaching, and
- Uses student centered, inclusive pedagogy with innovative and
inclusive curriculum, and teaching methods.
- Engages in collaborative communication, practices, and
activities with internal and external stakeholders.
College faculty teach an equivalent of 15 credits per quarter
and contribute to the College through committee service and program
leadership and development. The psychology department prepares
students for transfer, workforce, or continued education in
The successful applicant is expected to:
- teach all levels of psychology courses offered at Whatcom,
which may include online and hybrid courses,
- create, revise, and maintain curriculum to the highest
standards in the field,
- maintain current knowledge in the field and in the scholarship
of teaching and learning, collaborate with faculty, staff, and
administrators to promote the future vision and scope of the
- Master’s degree in Psychology from an accredited
- Evidence of experience teaching psychology with an
equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and
understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,
disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic
backgrounds of community college students.
- Evidence of strong interest in undergraduate psychology
curriculum that involves student-centered instruction.
- Ability to do the following:
- Effectively teach General Psychology.
- Develop curriculum and effectively teach in at least one of the
following areas of interest: biopsychology, multicultural
psychology, research methods.
- Incorporate culturally relevant course content, culturally
responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for
engaging students who are diverse and/or students who are
- Use a variety of teaching methods, various forms of technology
based/supported instruction, and evidence-based instructional
- Integrate learning outcomes or objectives within course
curriculum, course design and assessments.
- Experience working with grants, contracts, or other alternative
project funding opportunities.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and communication abilities with
students and colleagues.
- Knowledge and understanding of Universal Design for Learning
- Experience using a learning management system, preferably
Salary and Appointment:
The 2021-22 Master’s degree salary begins at $62,536 (additional
degrees, experience, and state-funded and negotiated increases will
increase the actual starting salary); 174 day annual
- Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14, state employees must
be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. Please note
that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing
verification of your vaccine status, having an approved medical
accommodation, or having an approved religious accommodation. No
start date will be approved until you have either verified your
vaccine status or have an approved accommodation.
The position comes with a full benefits package, including
health, dental, life, long-term disability insurance and a
retirement plan. Additionally, as a Washington State, public
higher education institution, WCC offers the following:
- Whatcom Community College is a qualified employer for
Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). If you work for the
College full time, have had Direct Loans and are on an eligible
repayment plan, you are eligible to apply.
- Full-time employees are eligible to apply and participate in
the Whatcom Community College Employee Tuition Program, which
provides a tuition waiver for available and eligible WCC
- Full-time employees may qualify for Washington State Paid Family Medical
Leave (PFML) benefit.
Application Due Date:
- For guaranteed consideration, application packets should be
received by Friday, April 22th, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Position open
A completed application consists of
- Letter of application detailing relevant experience and how the
applicant is prepared to meet the duties of the position.
- Diversity statement that responds to the following question (1
Whatcom Community College has a strategic plan core theme to
advance equity. Describe ways in which you have actively engaged
and demonstrated a commitment to promoting the success of diverse
students or employees.
- Current resume.
- Unofficial Transcripts for all earned degrees; official
transcripts required prior to the official start date.
- List of five recent professional references with contact