Psychology: Developmental, Clinical/Counseling and Open Specialization—Cluster Hire

Evergreen State College - Olympia, WA3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $65,000 - $81,000 a year
The Evergreen State College seeks three psychologists with broad training to join our regular faculty* and help build our new path of study in Psychology. The candidates will be able to teach undergraduate students and to prepare them for graduate study, in support of a Washington State priority to address community mental health needs. All candidates should be able to teach introductory psychology, research methods, and statistics. In particular, we seek a Developmental Psychologist with ability to teach lifespan human development, quantitative and qualitative research methods, or other areas of psychology at the undergraduate level. We also seek a Clinical/Counseling Psychologist, with an ability to teach multicultural counseling, the history and systems of psychology, clinical and counseling theories, personality theories, abnormal psychology, and research methods. The third position is open and could include a range of specializations, such as integrative health, any area of experimental psychology, or community psychology. We welcome applicants whose work is interdisciplinary, spans the above qualifications, and connects theory to practice in ways that promote community mental health.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with colleagues to build an innovative, interdisciplinary path of study in Psychology. Candidates must have an interest in team teaching at the intersection of multiple disciplines. For all positions, a background in diversity, equity, and multiculturalism is required. Direct experience working with communities of color, LGBTQ communities, immigrants, veterans, people with disabilities, or other underserved populations is highly desirable.

  • Regular is the equivalent to tenure-track at other colleges. A complete description of the continuing contract and conversion process can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, article 11 (
Job Expectations
Most faculty will teach in full-time, team-taught, 16-credit programs connected by a particular theme or line of inquiry. Faculty are generally responsible for evaluating 25 students/quarter, though their programs may include up to 50-75 students, depending on the size of their teaching team. This arrangement allows for in-depth, interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and the building of strong learning communities. Faculty are also responsible for advising students as they reflect on their learning process, develop a pathway of study, and formulate their own areas of concentration.

Our teaching is student-centered, which means we are interested in helping students develop strong skills in critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaborative work. Because over 80% of our students come from underserved and marginalized groups, we are particularly invested in approaches to teaching that emphasize diversity and equity, that provide opportunities for challenge and growth, and that foster a learning environment where all are welcome and all can learn from each other.

A complete list of faculty responsibilities can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D/Psy.D from an APA accredited program (ABD will be considered)
  • Teaching ability in introductory psychology, research methods, and statistics
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues of diversity, equity and multiculturalism
Preferred Qualifications
  • Direct experience working with diverse and underserved populations
Application Instructions

  • Cover letter, specifying the position or positions you are applying to
  • Curriculum Vitae or resume including a list of 3 references with contact information (2 of your 3 references must submit letters of reference)
  • 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice. Please focus specifically on your understanding and experience of interdisciplinary study and what you believe should distinguish a liberal arts education today
  • 1-2 page statement of your experience and/or practice with diversity and equity issues (more information is available on our website:
  • Scholarly Work
  • Teaching evaluations
About Evergreen
Evergreen is an innovative, public, liberal arts college emphasizing integrated interdisciplinary study and collaborative team-teaching throughout the undergraduate curriculum and in three graduate programs. Teaching is the central work of the faculty at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful teaching at Evergreen requires broad-ranging intellectual curiosity, the ability to formulate interdisciplinary questions, and the pedagogical skills to support our diverse student population.

EEO Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or status as a protected veteran. For more information regarding Evergreen’s non-discrimination policies or to report discrimination, please visit the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity webpage at or contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Officer at (360) 867-5371, Room 3102 Library Building, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia, WA 98505.

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Salary Information Faculty membership is unranked with salary determined on a non-competitive, open scale based on earned degrees and years of relevant experience.