University of Washington Bothell — Assistant Professor in Community Psychology

Position Overview

Organization: Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Title: Assistant Professor in Community Psychology

Position Details

Position Description
The School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks applicants for a full time (100% FTE) tenure track Assistant Professor (9-month service period) position in Community Psychology. Area of expertise is open. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in critical, interdisciplinary, and contextually oriented approaches to psychology that address topics of concern to communities of color.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses that introduce students to interdisciplinary inquiry in a portfolio-based undergraduate curriculum. The Community Psychology program will be transitioning to Psychology in Fall 2022. The normal teaching load for the tenure track in IAS is 5 courses over 3 quarters. The start date is September 16, 2022.

The priority deadline for review of applications is November 1, 2021.

IAS houses eighteen undergraduate and graduate programs, is located in the Seattle metropolitan area, and provides faculty members with access to the research and funding resources of the entire UW system.  Part of an institution with one of the most diverse student populations in Washington State, IAS stresses connections among fields and methods of inquiry.  Our school-wide Mission, Values, and Goals commit us to engaged scholarship, experiential learning and transformative pedagogy relevant to the diverse student populations and communities we serve.  We recognize, reflect on, and challenge unequal relations of power and privilege in our curriculum, scholarship and community partnerships. As part of a public university, we seek to build an inclusive and just community of students, faculty, and staff.

Located in the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed to increasing access to an excellent UW education and preparing students to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.

UW Bothell provides students a participatory, cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning, community-based research, close relationships with faculty as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success.

The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90% of undergraduates are from Washington State, more than 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color.

UW Bothell is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) that participates in the AANAPISI program.  This program provides grants and related assistance to enable MSI to improve and expand their capacity to serve Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders and low-income individuals.

The University values hiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with diverse student populations and who can contribute to a campus culture that promotes equity among colleagues.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our work begins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences that are represented through the many diverse and minoritized communities on our campus and in the surrounding community. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on the lives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also create conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for everyone. To learn more about our commitment to diversity click here.

The three priorities of the University’s current Strategic Plan, Increasing Access, Achieving Excellence are to strengthen diversity and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, and advance cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.

In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothell has been recognized for innovations in academic programming and support services designed to help students graduate on time and debt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for its work in the area of environmental sustainability.

Qualifications
Minimum requirements for the position include:

  • Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Psychology or related field required by time of appointment.

Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:

  • Applicants with expertise in cognitive science.
  • Research and teaching agenda that addresses concerns of communities of color
  • Demonstrated ability to address questions of diversity, equity and inclusion in courses, scholarship, and professional/community/institutional service.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver innovative and effective pedagogy.
  • Expertise in working with diverse student populations.

Instructions
For more information about IAS, go to http://www.uwb.edu/IAS/.  For more information about the position, contact the committee chair, Associate Professor Eric Stewart: johns5@uw.edu.  Applications should include:

  • A letter addressing their qualifications for the position
  • CV
  • Statement of their research agenda and trajectory
  • Research sample (max. 30 pages)
  • Teaching dossier (statement of their teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and evidence of teaching success)
  • Statement about their demonstrated commitment to diversity (as defined here) in teaching, mentoring, research, and/or service
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation will be requested of candidates who advance in the search process.

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.

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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