Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

  • Saint Martin's University
  • 5000 Abbey Way Southeast, Lacey, WA, USA
  • Jan 04, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

Saint Martin’s University, an independent, coeducational university in western Washington, invites applications for a two-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, beginning August 2021. Applicants must be able to teach a broad range of undergraduate psychology courses including lower division courses such as Introduction to Psychology and Research Methods, and upper division courses including Social Psychology, Personality Theories, and Multicultural Psychology. The successful candidate will be an excellent classroom instructor, an active scholar, and a collegial team member. We are especially interested in a candidate who, through teaching, research, and service will promote diversity, inclusion, and equity at Saint Martin’s University. A doctoral degree in experimental psychology or clinical/counseling psychology (from an APA accredited program) conferred prior to August 2021 is required, as is a willingness to support the Catholic, Benedictine mission of the university. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.


Ranked by Niche as the second (#2) most diverse private college in Washington State in 2020, Saint Martin’s is extremely proud of our student diversity.  Our university treasures persons of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, genders, nationalities, orientations, races, and religions.  In particular, we know that students educated in an ethnically diverse settings perform better academically and reap greater professional success than their peers from more homogeneous learning environments. We proudly celebrate that our student population is 51% undergraduate and 32% graduate students of color.  We are committed to pursuing an employee community which reflects a similar, if not the same percentage. 


Therefore, we intentionally encourage and request that members of historically underrepresented groups apply to join this community.  All of us, from all backgrounds, are making a commitment to do and be better for our students, faculty and staff.


Established in 1895, Saint Martin’s University serves as the educational mission of Saint Martin’s Abbey.  The Abbey is a Catholic Benedictine monastery, whose members pray, work, and live together on the University campus.  As the mission is Catholic and Benedictine, one of our values is a spirit of hospitality welcoming all, regardless of an individual’s faith, religion, or spirituality. 


Please upload your letter of interest, current C.V., official or unofficial graduate school transcripts, and three professional letters of reference in addition to completing the online application. Questions about the advertised position may be directed to Dr. Michael Butler, Professor and Chair of Psychology, at or (360) 438-4355.


Preferred Application Deadline: February 15, 2021.