The University of Washington (UW) Tacoma invites applications for an Associate Professor with tenure of Clinical 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 beginning in September 2019. Tenured faculty have an annual service period of nine months (September 16-June 15). The successful candidate will be expected to involve students in research or internships and support the Tacoma community more broadly, in line with our mission as an urban-serving university.
The Associate Professor will be expected to possess excellent communication, mentoring, and organization skills and to provide leadership in an expanding, diverse division and school. There is the potential for the development of a Master's Program in our division and the successful candidate is expected to be actively engaged in the development of this program if it is to come about.
The person in this position will teach a variety of undergraduate courses such as Mental Illness across Cultures, Abnormal Psychology, and other undergraduate courses in the psychology curriculum. If a Master's Program is developed, clinical courses at that level may be also be available in the future.
UW Tacoma is benefitted by a diverse student population including many first-generation students and values the use of high impact pedagogical practices including community-engaged teaching/learning, the involvement of students in research, and the integration of new teaching and learning technologies. The SBHS division places a high priority on the creation of an inclusive environment that is supportive of faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds and communities.
We seek candidates who are eager to further UW Tacoma's goal of building an educational environment that is based on social justice, community engagement and cultural diversity. The Associate Professor will be expected to engage in research, teaching, and/or clinical practice that serves our diverse campus, and to mentor and engage students.
The successful candidate will also be expected to support diverse undergraduate students interested in pursuing employment and graduate education in clinical fields.
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; Politics, Philosophy, and Economics; and Biomedical Sciences. We welcome applicants representing diverse perspectives and approaches. We value the diversity of our student and faculty body, our emphasis on social justice, and the diversity-related work in our curriculum, pedagogy, community outreach, and faculty research. Although the position primarily contributes to and develops curricula in psychology, it will also support other interdisciplinary majors and the graduate program in interdisciplinary studies. The position begins September 16, 2019.
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.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.