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 Multiple Tenure-Track Asst. Professors—Psychology
Institution/Organization: University of Washington Tacoma
Job Location: Washington, U.S.A.
Job Type: Tenure-Track
Contact Person: Naomi Demmings
Date Posted: September 3rd, 2021
Closing Date: October 15th, 2021
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The School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS) and the division of Social, Behavioral, and Human Sciences (SBHS) at the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) has an exciting opportunity to hire multiple tenure-track assistant professors in psychology to join our interdisciplinary and growing division. These are full-time tenure track positions with a 9-month service period to begin September 16, 2022 Our campus has expanded significantly in the last two decades and the psychology major is one of the largest majors at UWT. Our division includes psychologists and social scientists across areas of social, developmental, community, cognitive, clinical, and health psychology. We are building a growing community of scholars to collectively support our psychology curriculum and add programs of research that are transformative and future-oriented.

The successful candidate will be expected to promote the success of students from underrepresented groups and engage in research and teaching that supports the unit’s commitment to equity and social justice. Areas of specialization are open, but should include a robust research agenda within the field of psychology. For example, areas of focus may include, health and well-being among minoritized communities; stereotyping, discrimination, and prejudice; global and/or cross-cultural perspectives in psychological research; gender or sexual identity development; health disparities; and antiracism. Applicants will be expected to provide high quality teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory and advanced undergraduate level psychology courses, which may include methodology courses and courses in their subfield.

SBHS Division: We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive climate in our division, school, and campus. Our faculty are engaged in university-community collaborations throughout the South Sound, and have active research teams that include UWT undergraduate student researchers. You can learn more about us at: SBHS Mission Vision & Values | UW Tacoma

Our Campus: The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown Tacoma campus of the University of Washington that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Most of our students are students of color and first- generation college students. Many are also student parents and in veteran-connected families. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, as well as UWT’s Office of Research and Office of Community Partnerships, while working and teaching within an intimate campus setting (classes are no larger than 40 students). Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research, and community collaborations. The campus commitment to diversity and community engagement is central to maintaining an inclusive atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth within our campus and broader communities. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit


Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Psychology or a relevant field by the start of the appointment.


To apply, please submit:

(1) Cover Letter (2 pages or less) detailing your interest in the position and outlining how your prior experiences and qualifications match both the position’s description and the academic environment of the division and the university.

(2) A diversity statement (2 pages or less) that describes (with examples) your leadership, commitment, and experiences with diversity, equity, and inclusion. Your statement should make clear how your experiences and previous work will contribute to the success of students on our campus.

(3) A Curriculum Vitae including a list of courses taught

(4) Statement of your research (2 pages or less) including a description of your current and anticipated research projects, how you envision these research plans being implemented at a primarily undergraduate institution, and how your research complements the mission, vision, and values of our SBHS Division and of UWT.

(5) Statement of your teaching philosophy (2 pages or less) including evidence of teaching effectiveness and a list of courses you are equipped to teach.

(6) Representative peer-reviewed reprint or preprint, or submitted manuscript

(7) Three contacts for references

Please submit all application materials through Interfolio. Application materials received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin October 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact Dr. Rachel Hershberg at


University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.


The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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