The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for one or more non-tenure track part-time temporary lecturer(s) in Psychology to teach one or more courses during the Spring 2022 quarter. The length of the appointment is 3 months (March 15 – June 15, 2022) to teach one section of Human Memory (TPSYCH 350) and/or one section of cognitive psychology course (e.g., TPSYCH 351 Psychology of Perception, TPSYCH 352 Judgment & Decision-Making, TPSYCH 265 Motivational Bases for Behavior). The appointment is contingent upon adequate enrollment.

The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of the University of Washington, a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a supportive environment for the development of creative teaching, research, and community collaborations. The campus commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth within our campus and broader community.

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Candidates must have, at minimum, a Master’s degree, as well as experience teaching similar courses at the college/university level. The candidate must be a US citizen or have visa status permitting employment in the United States.

Successful candidates will be a dynamic teacher with the ability to engage with students from a culturally diverse population, integrate evidence-based and inclusive pedagogical techniques and technologies, and maintain high expectations for student learning.

Submit all application materials through Interfolio. Screening of applicants will begin February 4, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit:

  1. A cover letter describing teaching interests and experience, including experience with or sensitivity to the unique issues that may arise for student learning due to stressors related to the pandemic (i.e. financial/health/childcare). Applicants should also detail how their teaching, service, and/or creative work has been effective in supporting students from an urban serving university like UW Tacoma, including the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion
  2. Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught and syllabi for those courses,
  3. A statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as peer and/or course evaluations),
  4. Contact information for three references able to provide letters upon request.
  5. Candidates being considered after an initial round of review will be asked to submit an audio/video recorded teaching demonstration. Additional materials may also be requested.

Any questions about application procedures may be addressed to the chair of the Division of Social, Behavioral and Human Sciences, Dr. Hyoung Suk Lee,

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 ( 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 (

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit