Psychology Instructor Full-Time One Year Position

Columbia Basin College in Washington

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted April 1, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Psychology Instructor - Full-Time One Year Position

Salary: $46,350 Annually

Closing Date: Open Until Filled (First Consideration April 28, 2014 @ 11:59 p.m. PST)


Columbia Basin College seeks an outstanding and enthusiastic individual to teach courses in Psychology.  This is a full-time one year non-tenure track position in the Social Science & World Languages Division at Columbia Basin College.  The selected candidate will teach primarily PSYC 100 & General Psychology; though the candidate must be able to teach all levels of community college psychology courses in the event a higher level course is assigned.  This position reports to the Dean for Social Science & World Languages and Business & Information Technology.


Note: Additional compensation may be available for summer and moonlight teaching.



  • Develop, prepare, and teach Psyc 100 courses and may be asked to teach other levels of psychology courses in accordance with approved course descriptions and class schedules (requires the use of multimedia technology in the classroom);
  • Develop syllabi and reading lists for each course taught and update annually; participate in departmental/divisional responsibilities in the selection of texts and related teaching resources;
  • Maintain a minimum of five (5) regularly scheduled office hours each week at times that provide reasonable opportunities for students to meet with faculty;
  • Maintain, submit, and retain accurate academic records, including verification of class rosters and student grades, by dates requested by the College and to comply with state and federal records retention laws;
  • Orient students at the beginning of each class to syllabi and addenda, subject to subsequent modification and notice to students;
  • Engage in shared governance by participating in department, division and College committees and assisting in the formulation of policy pertaining to educational programs;
  • Participate in commencement ceremonies, wearing academic robes, unless excused by the President;
  • Develop and attend professional improvement activities in order to maintain contact with one's academic discipline, including teaching/learning processes and/or development of knowledge in one's field of specialization;
  • Participate in outreach activities to promote educational programs;
  • Participate in special College projects, surveys, and studies;
  • Assist in the preparation of reports as needed by College units (e.g., Student Services, Grants Office, Athletic Department, Institutional Effectiveness) and by the College in general (i.e., for accreditations, program review and so forth);
  • Develop new instructional materials, techniques, course offerings or major revisions of the same;
  • Participate in community service activities consistent with the College's mission;
  • Participate in student career development and related advising or mentoring activities and special retention programs; and
  • Attend College-mandated trainings, professional development activities and/or meetings.



  • Masters degree in Psychology or related field with significant graduate coursework in Psychology from an accredited college or university;
  • College-level teaching experience (i.e., teaching assistantship, fellowship, or other similar experience); and
  • Experience with computer applications for instructional purposes (e.g., PowerPoint, Word, and Internet).


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Social, Personality, Industrial/Organizational, Developmental, Cognitive, Biological, Clinical, Applied or Experimental Psychology from an accredited college or university;
  • One (1) or more years of college-level teaching experience; and
  • Experience with eLearning techniques and modalities such as web-supported courses, hybrid courses, or other distance learning applications.



This position is for Fall, Winter and Spring quarters of the 2014-2015 academic year, beginning September 2014.    Schedule varies; assignment may include evenings and weekend classes.


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CBC is an EEO/AA Employer.  Protected groups are encouraged to apply.

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