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Scholarly Assistant Professor - Career Track, Washington State University

  • 03 Jan 2023 7:41 PM
    Message # 13043667

    THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY AT WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITYinvites applications for a full-time, nine-month, with the potential for summer appointments, Career-Track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Pullman, WA.  We seek applicants who are strongly committed to quality undergraduate education.  The area of expertise is open. However, we are looking for someone with interest in directing an undergraduate on-line degree program.  It is anticipated that the successful candidate(s) will begin the appointment on August 16, 2023.

    Job duties:  include (a) teaching three courses (a mixture of online and in-person) per semester, (b) mentoring undergraduate students, and (c) contributing to departmental and university service.  The position will also involve a focus on online education, with the expectation that following a year of training, the applicant will become the Director of our Global Campus Psychology program, which has the potential to be a twelve-month appointment.    

    Required Qualifications for All Ranks:  

    • ·       An earned doctoral degree in Psychology by August 15, 2023
    • ·       A demonstrated record of successful college teaching in both in-person and on-line formats
    • ·       A demonstrated commitment to or potential for building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse university community. 

    Required Qualification for Associate Level Candidates:

    • ·       Applicants at the associate level must have a minimum of five years’ experience teaching at the college-level, and evidence of leadership or university service experience.
    • Preferred Qualifications for All Ranks:
    • ·       Postdoctoral or instructor experience since graduation;
    • ·       Involvement with undergraduate research as a mentor/coordinator/supervisor (e.g., honors thesis, scholarship program);
    • ·       Leadership/administrative experience

    Salary/Benefits:  Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications, and accompanied by excellent fringe benefits, including paid family leave. Please see  

    To Apply:  Visit, select your appropriate employment status, and search for R-8113. Please upload the following documents:  

    • 1.      A letter of application explaining your interest in the position. In addition, please include a statement of on-line teaching experience and, if applicable, a description of leadership/administrative experience;
    • 2.       A statement of relevant experiences and commitment to issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice or in lieu of experience, candidates may describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity;
    • 3.      A statement of teaching interests and experience;
    • 4.      A curriculum vitae. 
    • 5.      Names and contact information of three (3) professional references able to provide a letter addressing qualification relative to this position.  References will not be contacted without first informing the candidate.

    Inquiries should be directed to Chair, Psychology Career Track Faculty Search Committee, at 

    Screening begin date

    Formal review of applications will begin on January 15 and continue until the position is filled.

    About WSU, Pullman, CAS, and Department of Psychology: Washington State University, a land grant, multiple-campus Research 1 institution.  This position will serve on the Pullman campus, which has an enrollment of around 20,000 students and is located in Southeastern Washington on the homelands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus people. Located 80 miles south of metropolitan Spokane, Pullman is also a quick drive away from the scenic Idaho panhandle and Moscow Mountain. The rolling hills of the Palouse offer a wide range of activities and a true four-season climate. The area provides ample opportunity to enjoy the cultural and academic hub of both Washington State University and the University of Idaho, in the neighboring town of Moscow, Idaho. For more information about the region, please see

    Encompassing more than 30 departments, schools, and research institutes on five campuses statewide, the College of Arts & Sciences is the heart of WSU. Together our 730+ faculty and staff deliver more than 50% of WSU’s total undergraduate and graduate instruction, including the vast majority of WSU’s core curriculum. We also drive annual research expenditures of more than $26 million, with wide interdisciplinary strengths in public and community health, environmental change, equity and social justice, and data and technology at the boundaries. As Arts & Sciences begins its 10th anniversary as a unified college, we seek to lead a reimagining of WSU’s land-grant mission for the 21st century, expanding the boundaries of creativity and discovery while simultaneously recognizing more completely our obligations to Native and Indigenous peoples.  For more about the College of Arts & Sciences at WSU, please see

    The Psychology Department has approximately 1,200 undergraduate majors and 60 doctoral students in the Experimental and the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology programs. The online psychology degree program has been consistently ranked within the top 25 online programs in psychology and offers students the chance to engage with their classmates and instructors outside of regular coursework in terms of TA, tutor, and research experiences, a shared online space for all majors and minors, and dedicated chapters of Psi Chi and Psych Club.

    Detailed information about faculty and programs in the Department of Psychology appears at The Department of Psychology and Washington State University encourage collaborations among faculty and students.  The Psychology major is one of the largest undergraduate majors at the University, and the University has active McNair Scholars and undergraduate Honors programs.  Department of Psychology is committed to promoting social equity and social justice within the department and field of psychology as a whole. We strive to build an inclusive, respectful, and welcoming community in which all faculty, staff, and students are inspired to achieve their highest potential. Our department is dedicated to empowering its students, staff, and faculty from all backgrounds, including those from minoritized groups, in their pursuit of knowledge and their service to their academic, regional, and national communities.

    WSU acknowledges that its locations statewide are on the homelands of Native American peoples, who have lived in this region and have been caretakers of the land from time immemorial. The Morrill Act of 1862 established our land-grant institution by providing public and federal lands that are traced back to the disposition of Indigenous lands, often taken by coercive and violent acts, and the disregard of treaties. For that, we extend our deepest apologies. We owe our deepest gratitude to the Native peoples of this region and maintain our commitment towards reconciliation. And as a land-grant institution, WSU is deeply committed to the land-grant mission, its Memorandums of Understanding with Native tribes in the region, and a tradition of service to society. To read the full WSU land acknowledgement, please see

    Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

    WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs ( WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

    WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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