Adjunct Faculty - Psychology

Updated: 18 days ago
Location: City, HIDALGO
Deadline: 15 May 2020

Position Details

Employee Type Faculty
Working Title Adjunct Faculty - Psychology
Position Number 127873
College/Area WSU Tri-Cities
Hiring Unit College of Arts and Sciences
Department Link

Tri-Cities Academic Affairs

Work Location Tri-Cities
Zip Code 99354
Summary of Duties

Washington State University Tri-Cities is seeking a pool of qualified individuals to be considered for part-time (adjunct) teaching assignments in Psychology. Current anticipated needs are for experienced instructors in Introductory Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics, as well as in the focus areas of Neuroscience/Cognition, Social/Motivational, and Clinical/Counseling.

Visit WSU Tri-Cities Psychology to learn more about the department.

Positions are filled on an as needed semester by semester bases with a semester salary of $1,235.51 per credit. As staffing needs arise, WSU Tri-Cities will review the part-time faculty pools and contact applicants for interviews. Screening date begins on October 16, 2019.

The semester schedule for the academic year is as follows:

Spring 2020: January 1-May 15
Fall 2020: August 16-December 31

View the class schedule for information regarding credit hours and course details.

Additional Information

University Overview
Founded as the people’s university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach. In 2015, the University celebrated 125 years of delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to citizens across the state, region, nation, and around the world. The state’s only land-grant institution and one of two public research universities, WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost—a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence. WSU is one of just 108 public and private universities in the United States—out of more than 4,500—singled out for its “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University’s research agenda is focused on addressing challenges in health, sustainability, smart systems, national security, and opportunity and equity. WSU is a major driver of Washington’s economy, partnering with many of the state’s leading industries, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, and construction. The University is responsible for nearly 20,600 jobs statewide and generates an overall economic impact of more than $3.3 billion annually. The institution’s operating budget expenditures total nearly $2 billion annually.

The College
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic unit in the WSU system and a powerhouse of research, scholarly, and creative activity. Comprised of social, natural, and physical sciences, humanities, mathematics, and the arts, the college’s foundational disciplines provide a strong framework for educational and research activities across the institution and fully support the University’s goal to advance knowledge through innovative scholarship and research. The College is united by the spirit of inquiry, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, and strengthened by the college’s service to the community.

WSU Tri-Cities
Washington State University Tri-Cities is one of six campuses in the WSU system and is located in Richland, Washington, along the beautiful Columbia River. With a student population of 1,813, students experience hands-on project-based learning in a personalized, small-school setting, all within one of the nations’ leading public research university systems. Students often blend coursework with real-world opportunities at prestigious internships within the Tri-Cities Research District and approximately 92 percent of students surveyed report being employed within six months of graduating. The campus awards more than $275,000 in scholarships each year.

Anticipated Start Date 01/01/2020
Tenure Track No
Full-Time/Part-Time Part Time
Appointment Status Temporary
Position Term in Months Spring/Fall Semester
Monthly Salary Varies
Required Qualifications

• Master’s Degree and/or PhD in Psychology

• Successful teaching experience at the college level

• Experience working with a diverse population of students

Preferred Qualifications
Background Check No

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment
Posting Open Date 11/08/2019
Screening Begin Date 11/15/2019
Posting Close Date 05/15/2020
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application:

  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter addressing skills, experience, and knowledge
  • Contact information for at least three (3) professional references
  • Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all the required qualifications. Adjunct faculty positions are temporary with no guarantee of continued employment beyond a semester appointment.

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