Lecturers Part Time Temporary – Psychology

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Tacoma

Organization: School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Title: Lecturers Part Time Temporary – Psychology

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington (UW) Tacoma invites applications for non-tenure track part-time temporary lecturers of Psychology in the division of Social, Behavioral and Human Sciences within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). The appointment period is generally in alignment with the academic quarter (September 16-December 15 for autumn quarter, December 16-March 15 for Winter, of March 16-June 15 for Spring quarter). The successful candidates will teach sections of general, clinical, and cognitive/experimental psychology courses. The successful applicants will teach TPSYCH 101 Introduction to Psychology, TCORE 113 Introduction to Social Science for general psychology; TPSYCH 210 Abnormal Psychology, TPSYCH 310 Controversies in Clinical Psychology, and TPSYCH 311 Personality Theories for clinical psychology; and TPSYCH 250 Human Cognition, TPSYCH 351 Psychology of Perception, and TPSYCH 352 Judgment & Decision-Making for cognitive/experimental psychology. Other courses may depend on the candidate’s areas of expertise. The appointment is contingent upon adequate enrollment. 

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 campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of the University of Washington, a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a supportive environment for the development of creative teaching, research, and community collaborations. The campus commitment to equity and inclusion 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.

The base salary range for this position will be $1750 per month per 5-credit course (0.33 FTE) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/.

For more information about UW Tacoma, visit http://www.tacoma.washington.edu.


This position requires, at minimum, an earned Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Psychology or related field at the time of appointment and is contingent on funding. We especially encourage candidates with experience teaching similar courses at the college/university level. The candidate must be a US citizen or have visa status permitting employment in the United States.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to supporting diverse student populations through inclusive teaching practices and will integrate effective pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching/learning.



Submit all application materials through Interfolio. The committee will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled.  

To apply, please submit:

  1. A cover letter describing teaching interests and experience, including experience with or sensitivity to the unique issues that may arise for student learning due to stressors related to the pandemic (i.e. financial/health/childcare). Applicants should also detail how their teaching, service, and/or creative work has been effective in supporting students from an urban serving university like UW Tacoma, including the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields. We also recommend that applicants share their training/experience with online and hybrid instruction (including any certification they have received). 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. A list of three references able to prepare a letter of recommendation up request and their contact info; and
  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.

Any questions about application procedures may be addressed to the chair of the Division of Social, Behavioral and Human Sciences, Dr. Hyoung Suk Lee, leehs@uw.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/. Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

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 (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/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 (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.