Department of Psychology
Tenure-track faculty positions (2)
The Department of Psychology invites applications for two (2) full-time, 9-month academic year, tenure-track assistant professors to teach core classes in CWU’s Psychology major. The courses will be delivered online and/or in person at CWU’s Seattle area campuses. Information about CWU-Des Moines is available here: www.cwu.edu/des-moines.
The Department of Psychology has 21 FTE faculty members, and over 200 undergraduate majors, and over 100 graduate majors in mental health counseling, school psychology, and experimental psychology. The department has a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of its faculty and student body. All university faculty are expected to practice effective teaching, conduct scholarly activity, and perform professional and community service.
Central Washington University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance.
RESPONSIBILITIES Applicants for these positions should be prepared to teach classes in the Psychology major core, teach courses using a variety of delivery modes, including fully online, in person on CWU’s Seattle area campuses (primarily CWU-Des Moines located on the Highline Community College campus), and/or hybrid methods.
Responsible for advising online psychology majors and attending department and other meetings at the Ellensburg campus, as needed. All faculty in the Department of Psychology are expected to have a commitment to scholarly activity, the ability to establish a productive research program, and the ability and interest in mentoring student research at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Ph.D. or ABD in Psychology by September 16, 2013.
Preference will be given to those applicants who have earned the Ph.D. by September 16, 2013 and have relevant course and delivery modes teaching experience.
Teaching experience in upper-level experimental and/or quantitative psychology courses.
Dependent on qualifications and experience.
1) In order to fulfill the responsibilities of the job, it is anticipated that the selected candidates must reside within commuting distance of either CWU-Des Moines or the residential campus in Ellensburg and be able to travel to other locations within Washington as required.
2) The conditions of employment with CWU are set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between CWU and United Faculty of Central, University policies and procedures, and applicable state and federal laws. The Collective Bargaining Agreement may be found here: www.cwu.edu/hr/sites/cts.cwu.edu.hr/files/documents/09-13_CWU-UFC_Agreement_Final.pdf
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.
September 16, 2013
Screening of applicants will begin on January 15, 2013. Applications are submitted online at: https://jobs.cwu.edu/postings/1558 and will include: (1) letter of application addressing qualifications, position responsibilities, and area(s) of research and teaching expertise; (2) Curriculum vitae; (3) names and contact information for three references; (4) copy of graduate transcript for highest degree obtained; and (5) in addition to the online application, please have three (3) letters of recommendation including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses mailed/emailed to:
Stephen Schepman, Ph.D.
Chair, Search Committee
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7575
**Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts.
Direct inquiries to: Stephen Schepman, Ph.D. (see address above)
Please contact Human Resources at AskHr@cwu.edu or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Central Washington University is one of six state-assisted, four-year institutions of higher education in Washington. A regional comprehensive university, CWU offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Throughout its history, the university has distinguished itself in many ways, most notably through its quality teaching and academic programs, its student-centered orientation, and its commitment to research, outreach, international experiences for faculty and students, and provision of life-long learning opportunities to the citizens of Washington.
The university is composed of the College of Arts and Humanities, College of the Sciences, College of Education and Professional Studies, and College of Business. CWU’s faculty, numbering more than 500, has compiled an impressive record of teaching, scholarship and service. The main campus is located in Ellensburg, a community of 13,000 that enjoys one of the finest living environments of the Pacific Northwest. In the shadow of the Cascade Mountains and only minutes from the Wenatchee National Forest, Ellensburg is situated in the Kittitas Valley, an agricultural region 110 miles east of Seattle, the cultural center of Washington State. Further information about the university is available at www.cwu.edu. For more information about Ellensburg, see www.ellensburg-wa.com.
Central Washington University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Institution. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans, and person of disability. Persons of disability may request accommodations during the application and/or interview process through Disability Support Services. Phone: 509-963-2171. TDD: 509-963-2143. FAX: 509-963-3235.