University of Washington Tacoma non-tenure track part-time temporary lecturer(s)

Jul 09, 2020

The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (SIAS) at the University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for one or more non-tenure track part-time temporary lecturer(s) in Psychology to teach one or more courses during the Autumn, Winter, and/or Spring quarters of the 2020-2021 academic year. Appointments may be for one or more quarters and are contingent on funding.

The successful candidate(s) must be able to teach one or more courses in research methods in psychology, introduction to psychology, biopsychology, and/or clinical psychology and able to contribute to our course offerings in other areas of our curriculum (e.g., developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, etc.). A full list of courses is available at The successful candidate(s) is expected to engage with culturally diverse populations in higher education, integrate evidence-based and inclusive pedagogical techniques and technologies, and maintain high expectations for student learning. Given that Autumn 2020 courses will be offered online, the successful candidate(s) should be comfortable with online instruction.

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion in their pedagogy. Candidates must demonstrate competence in teaching and have, at minimum, a Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent in a related field.  The candidate must be a US citizen or have visa status permitting employment in the US.

To apply, please submit:

  1. A cover letter describing teaching interests and experience. Applicants should detail how their teaching, service, and/or creative work 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 equity and inclusion,
  2. Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught and syllabi for those courses,
  3. A statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as peer and/or course evaluations),
  4. Three letters of reference,
  5. Candidates being considered after an initial round of review will be asked to submit an audio/video recorded teaching demonstration. Additional materials may also be requested.

 Submit all application materials through Interfolio. Screening of applicants will begin August 15, 2020and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, please email Dr. Stephen Ross (

 Consistent with our urban-serving mission, our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit

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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