Western Psychological Association

Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, University of Washington, Tacoma

Assistant Professor of Social Psychology
The University of Washington (UW) Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Social Psychology in the Division of Social, Behavioral, and Human Sciences (SBHS) within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). This is a full-time position with a 9-month service period. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar with training in social psychology whose research and teaching incorporate quantitative and/or qualitative research methods. Regarding the candidate’s area of specialization, we have a strong preference for research that emphasizes social justice such as prejudice, discrimination, and stereotypes in any underserved populations, and/or intergroup conflicts. We believe these research areas can involve students or the Tacoma community more broadly, in line with the mission of our urban-serving university. The position will likely develop undergraduate curricula in social psychology, contribute to a new minor in Social Science Research Methods, and teach undergraduate courses that contribute to the Psychology major. As such, the successful candidate will have a proven record of research and teaching in social psychology.
The successful candidate will be expected to work with diverse student populations, involve students in faculty research, and integrate effectively, high impact pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching/learning. We seek candidates who are eager to further UW Tacoma’s goal of building a culturally diverse educational environment. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations, will be prepared to mentor and engage students, and whose research, teaching, and/or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement of culturally diverse audiences in higher education.
SIAS offers a range of innovative interdisciplinary majors including Psychology; Arts, Media, and Culture; Environmental Studies; Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies; Spanish Language and Cultures; and Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. We welcome applicants representing diverse perspectives and approaches. We value the diversity of our student and faculty body, and the diversity-related work in our curriculum, pedagogy, community outreach, and faculty research. Although the position primarily contributes to and develop curricula in social psychology, it will also support other interdisciplinary majors and the graduate program in interdisciplinary studies. The position begins September 16, 2018, and requires an earned doctorate (or foreign equivalent) at the time of appointment in psychology or a related field. Establishment of an effective and sustainable program of scholarship in the candidate’s field is required for tenure and promotion. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation will be appointed on an acting basis.
UW Tacoma campus was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research, and community collaborations. The campus commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth of our campus and the broader community. UW Tacoma has an urban-serving mission, with access as a central value. More information about UW Tacoma and its strategic plan can be found here: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/strategic-planning.
UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in the lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit:
1. A letter detailing your interest in the position and outlining how your qualifications and experience match both the position’s description and the academic environment of the university. This letter should include a description of your current and planned research projects including how these plans can be implemented at a primarily undergraduate institution and your qualifications for teaching in an interdisciplinary program. Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service, and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity
2. Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught
3. Statement of your teaching philosophy
4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness
5. Peer-reviewed publication or submitted manuscript
6. Three letters of reference
Submit all application materials through Academic Jobs Online. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Dr. Hyoung S. Lee, search chair, at leehs@uw.edu.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
For more information, please go to: http://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa25853/