Assistant Professor

Washington State University

Assistant Professor

  • Institution: Washington State University
  • Location: Pullman, WA US
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Assistant Professor

  • Washington State University | Pullman, WA US
  • Hourglass IconDeadline: January 29, 2022
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Job TitleAssistant Professor

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range -

Location Pullman, WA US

Deadline January 29, 2022

Contact Information

Contact Name Dr. Joe Hewa

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Job Description

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Washington State University’s Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership (CTLL) in the Department of Human Development (HD) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month career-track position at the rank of Scholarly Assistant Professor, with appointment to the Pullman campus beginning August 16, 2022. The CTLL seeks a dynamic and passionate scholar facilitator to design, implement, and assess leadership and life skill enhancement courses and programs.


We are seeking a colleague with expertise in promoting personal and professional development, primarily through social, emotional, and cultural learning and growth in late adolescence and throughout adulthood. Our courses and programs utilize experiential learning theory and methodology, and we look forward to applications from candidates who bring experience and focus in this area. We are eager to welcome an innovative colleague who has experience designing and facilitating interactive experiences that provide opportunities for growth and reflection. The CTLL sees learning and leadership as transformational, both at the individual and societal levels, so we encourage and welcome candidates who bring experience in and vision for transformative social change related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


The successful candidate will become a valued colleague in the CTLL and the HD department at the WSU Pullman campus. The CTLL teaches courses and facilitates programs that reach over 2,000 participants per year across the WSU system and with external constituents. The HD department serves over 35 graduate and 500 undergraduate students enrolled in our programs. Faculty from the CTLL and HD department regularly collaborate with partners throughout the WSU system, including WSU Extension faculty and staff representing the 39 counties across Washington state. Additional information on the CTLL can be found at and information about the HD department can be found at


The CTLL and HD department are committed to a climate that values and fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, we are committed to the retention and success of new faculty, and as such the successful candidate will be provided with a departmental mentoring committee, peer mentors/mutual mentoring, and will have access to professional development opportunities and university programs such as the External Mentor Program (



This position involves teaching and workshop facilitation with the expectation to contribute to the overall operations of the CTLL and HD department. The teaching responsibility will primarily involve HD 205: Developing Effective Communication and Life Skills, a high-enrollment and high-impact course that introduces mindfulness-based emotional and social intelligence (MESI) through the methodological and theoretical foundation of Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT). Other CTLL courses the candidate could have the opportunity to teach include a service-learning leadership capstone course, a theory and practice of mindfulness course, a course on facilitating change, or a theory and practice of leadership course at either the graduate or undergraduate level. Other duties include designing and facilitating industry and in-house workshops and programs; mentoring and advising students; collaborating with assessment, research, and publication efforts; and participating in committees, events, and other activities associated with the HD department, the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS), and WSU.


Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in related field (e.g., Human Development, Educational Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Psychology, Communication) plus three years of progressively responsible work experience in education, facilitation, organizational leadership, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
Demonstrated exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with students and diverse audiences;
Experience facilitating groups in various contexts in personal and professional development content areas such as: values, collaboration, teamwork, communication, mindfulness, decision-making, growth mindset, psychological flexibility, conflict navigation, or leadership;
Experience developing and leading interactive experiential education activities.
Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D., Ed.D., Psy.D., or other terminal degree in related field (e.g., Human Development, Educational Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Psychology, Communication);
Demonstrated experience in undergraduate and graduate education and a commitment to professional education at all levels;
Proficiency in online education and distance learning;
Familiarity with Acceptance and Commitment Training/Therapy (ACT) principles;
A willingness and commitment to model what one teaches, integrating course skills into one’s personal and professional practices;
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on curriculum development or other related projects;
Evidence of ability to conduct programmatic, high-quality research and/or assessment;
Evidence of experience leading international educational programming.
Additional Information:


College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Department Name:

The Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership

City, State, Zip:

Pullman, WA 99164

Department Link:

Monthly Salary:

Commensurate upon qualifications and experience



Tenure Track:


Position Type:


Temporary End Date:

This is a temporary position expected to end on May 15, 2023. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.

Screening Begin Date:

This position has been posted as open until filled with the screening of applicants beginning January 10, 2022.

Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Process:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) detailed letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications, 2) statement of teaching philosophy (no longer than one (1) page), 3) statement of diversity and inclusion that describes past experiences, current interests/activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that fosters diversity and inclusion (no longer than two (2) pages), 4) curriculum vitae, and 5) the names, address, and contact information for three (3) references. Up to three (3) letters of recommendation are encouraged. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Please contact Dr. Joe Hewa, Search Committee Chair, at or 509-335-8678 for questions about this position. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Required Documents:

1) Detained letter of application

2) State of teaching philosophy

3) Statement of diversity and inclusion

4) Curriculum vitae

5) Names, address, and contact information for three (3) references

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

9 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.


WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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