Western Psychological Association

University of Washington Tacoma – Lecturers in Cognitive Psychology/Research Methods

University of Washington Tacoma
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Lecturers in Cognitive Psychology/Research Methods

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for one or more Lecturers in Cognitive Psychology/Research Methods. These are full-time, renewable positions with appointment terms of one to five years with a nine-month service period and begin on September 16, 2016. The successful candidate(s) will be an intellectually expansive scholar trained in Cognitive Psychology and Research Methods or a related field specializing in internal mental processes such as attention, memory, perception, learning, language, problem-solving and reasoning. We welcome scholars whose expertise emphasizes one or more of the following area(s): cognitive theory; neurobiological bases of cognitive processes; quantitative and/or qualitative assessment of behavior and cognitions; and the application of cognitive psychology in related fields such as development, business, education, and mental health conditions. The successful candidate should be able to teach a number of courses from the following list: Human Cognition, Human Memory, Psychology of Perception, Judgment and Decision-Making, Fundamentals of Psychological Research, and Tests and Measurements; and contribute to our major in Psychology and a newly developed minor in Social Science Research Methods.

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 and be prepared to mentor and engage students and offer support for student organizations. Candidates must have a master’s degree or higher (or foreign equivalent) in Psychology or a related field.

The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences offers a range of innovative interdisciplinary majors. We welcome applicants representing diverse perspectives and approaches. The position primarily contributes to an interdisciplinary major in Psychology but could potentially contribute to other interdisciplinary majors at UW Tacoma, such as: Education; Social Work; Criminal Justice; Arts, Media and Culture; Biomedical Sciences; Marketing; and Mathematics.

The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was established 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 diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/.
To apply, please submit:
1. Letter delineating your interest in and 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 and evidence of teaching effectiveness,
4. Three letters of reference, including at least one letter addressing the candidate’s teaching.
Submit all application materials through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6530.
Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin December 15, 2015 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, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.