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Instructor/Assistant Professor of Undergraduate Psychology

Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Category:: Faculty
Department:: Psychology Department
Locations:: Seattle, WA
Posted:: Jun 2, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 255112
Position ID:: 148449

About Seattle Pacific University:

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission. As an institution affiliated with the Free Methodist Church - USA, the university welcomes faculty from a wide range of theologically orthodox Christian traditions who affirm our Statement of Faith and are willing to abide by our religious-based conduct expectations. The Department of Clinical Psychology is passionate about building and cultivating an inclusive and affirming environment for all.

Diversity Statement

As part of our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse staff and faculty. Diversity is an ethos that is inseparable from our Christian faith. At SPU, we recognize diversity as a basic feature of God's creation and a core theme of the gospel. With approximately 350 faculty and 450 staff, at the heart of our mission-centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community is a desire to represent the breadth of God's kingdom more fully.

We strive to become a workplace of choice and to recruit, develop, and retain faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. We invite you to join us on our journey by starting a career at SPU! Learn more about SPU's commitment to diversity and opportunities for our employees to deepen their capacity to serve our increasingly diverse student body.

Seattle Pacific University provides reasonable accommodation to applicants. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the application or hiring process please contact the Human Resources Department at (206)281-2809, or email [email protected]. Notification must be given at least five (5) working days before the accommodation is needed.

Job Description:

Seattle Pacific University is announcing a 1.0 FTE, one-year position at the rank of instructor or assistant professor, beginning September 1, 2022. Area of research and expertise is open. Teaching and advising responsibilities will be in the undergraduate Department of Psychology.

Faculty duties include teaching, mentoring, and advising undergraduate psychology students. Teaching responsibilities will be based on the applicant's area of expertise but may include courses such as: Introduction to Statistics, Learning and Behavior, Cognitive Psychology, Psychological Disorders, Behavioral Neuroscience, or Health Psychology.


The ideal candidate for this position possesses a Ph.D. in Psychology but ABD will be considered. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred. The successful candidate will be able to address congruence within the context of a university committed to Christian faith and learning. Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

Position will remain open until filled.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

This is a full time position with excellent benefits. SPU pays the employee premium for medical, dental, disability, life, and vision insurance. SPU makes contributions to an employee HSA account and to a retirement account after one year of eligibility in the plan. Tuition discount program available for the employee and qualified immediate family members.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The application includes an official SPU application form, a faith statement of approximately one page, and supporting documents (e.g., CV, teaching philosophy, letters of support). Only applications received through the online process (, will be accepted. The University reserves the right to fill the position before the deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant. All inquiries, requests for applications, and letters of recommendation should be addressed directly to:

Dr. Baine Craft, Chair

Department of Psychology

Seattle Pacific University

3307 3rd Avenue West, Suite 107

Seattle, WA 98119-1922

(206) 281-2182 E-mail: [email protected]

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