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Assistant Professor, Psychology

Seattle University
Wallingford, WA
Closing date
Apr 10, 2024

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Assistant Professor, Psychology

Position Description

The Department of Psychology at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with familiarity and appreciation of Humanistic and Existential-Phenomenological Clinical Psychology beginning September 1, 2024.

The MAP program seeks candidates with a record of excellence in clinical teaching, mentorship, and practice, and a demonstrated commitment to work with ethnically diverse and underserved communities. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in qualitative research methods and skills in either collaborative assessment or the study of psychological development in rich social and cultural contexts. The primary responsibilities will be teaching in the graduate program with the possibility of teaching undergraduate psychology courses, progressive and continuing scholarly and intellectual contributions, and service to the department, college, and university.

This position may also include teaching in other content areas, such as:

* Community engagement, consultation, and advocacy
* Group process and therapy
* LGBTQI+ focused therapy
* Critical Psychology (e.g., liberatory & indigenous psychologies, post-colonial theory)
* Family and couple's therapy
* Addiction and substance abuse treatment

The faculty member will also participate in the MAP program's admissions process, student advising and mentorship, and curricular expansion and development.

The Master of Arts in Psychology (MAP) program is grounded in phenomenological and human sciences approaches to clinical training. The Psychology Department faculty embrace a variety of theoretical perspectives, including human sciences, natural sciences, and social scientific approaches to understanding human experience. We strongly value dialogue across these perspectives and across disciplines of the social sciences and humanities.

The Department of Psychology is committed to anti-racism through fostering inclusive and equitable practices, honoring lived experiences of community members we seek to work with, and promoting diversity in our curriculum and pedagogical choices. We will be continuing ongoing work to advance goals of equity and inclusion, guided by the Strategic Directions of our University and LiftSU ( We encourage applicants to apply whose work, lived experience, and/or interests align with these commitments.


A doctoral degree in Psychology by Fall 2024, licensed or license eligible in the State of Washington.

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit applications online at, including a cover letter of interest, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research, response to question prompts below, and the names and contact information of three references (letters may be solicited upon submission of application). Application review begins December 10, 2023. Open until filled. In addition to submitting statements of teaching philosophy and scholarship, please submit answers to the following questions with your application (in 500 words or less): 1. How does your work (any aspect) align with LiftSU? 2. Describe your understanding of the role of humanistic/human science traditions in clinical training.

Compensation at a Glance:

Pay Range: $71,000 - $76,000

Seattle University has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, and not based on a candidate's gender or any other protected status.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Seattle University provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement contributions that add to your total compensation package.

Benefits at a Glance

Consistent with its fundamental Jesuit values, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental, and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage. Plan for your future with up to a 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits, comprised of a 5% nonelective employer contribution and an additional dollar-for-dollar match of your voluntary contributions up to a maximum of 5%. You may also take advantage of 100% paid tuition benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with free access to an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Holiday break closure in December, and paid sick leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at:

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