Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Its comprehensive academic programs serve more than 4,100 undergraduate and graduate students. 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. Due to our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse teaching faculty.
1.0 FTE, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, beginning September 1, 2019. Teaching and advising responsibilities will be in the undergraduate Department of Psychology in the School of Psychology, Family, and Community.
Faculty duties include teaching, mentoring, and advising students, service to the university, as well as establishing an active program of research. Teaching responsibilities may include: Lifespan Development, Community Psychology, Health Psychology, Forensics Psychology, Research Methods, and courses in the applicant's area of expertise.
The ideal candidate for this position possesses a Ph.D., teaching experience at the undergraduate level, and a clearly articulated plan of research with a record of scholarly productivity. Preference will be given to candidates with a research and teaching interest in two or more of the following areas: developmental psychology, health psychology, forensics psychology, social justice, community psychology, or related area.
Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants who are committed to its Christian mission. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively in a multicultural academic community. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service. More than forty percent of our students are persons of color, and a significant number of our students are first generation college students (see student profile). Thus, applicants who can demonstrate effective mentoring of students from underrepresented backgrounds are especially welcomed.
The School of Psychology, Family and Community (SPFC), of which the Psychology Department is a part, is committed to an intentional and sustained school-wide effort to hire and support a diverse faculty. An example of a structure that is currently in place is the SPFC Diversity Committee, which will provide any new faculty member with relevant support as they acclimate to the department and school.
Applications should be completed no later than December 15, 2018. Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2019 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., C.V., teaching philosophy, research trajectory). The University reserves the right to fill the position before the deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant. All inquiries and requests for applications should be addressed to:
Additional Salary Information: A generous benefit package is available including health, dental, disability, and life insurance as well as retirement programs. A moving allowance is provided.
About Seattle Pacific University
Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU is a 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 who are committed to its Christian mission and to the spiritual formation of its students. Qualified applicants should exhibit a deep awareness, understanding, and ability to articulate a commitment to biblical diversity and reconciliation. Women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply.