Assistant / Associate Professor in Residence of Developmental Psychology
University of California Davis, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
United States

Assistant/Associate Professor in Residence -Developmental Psychologist

Job #JPF03308


Recruitment Period

Open date: December 13th, 2019
Next review date: Monday, Jan 13, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University of California, Davis, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is recruiting for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Residence Developmental Psychologist with expertise in Down syndrome and other neurodevelopmental disorders.


A full-time faculty position (In Residence Series) is available in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Assistant/Associate Professor in Residence level for an early career developmental psychologist with expertise in behavioral science approaches to studying neurodevelopmental disorders in human clinical populations. The candidate must possess a Ph.D. in developmental psychology or closely related discipline. Demonstrated expertise in conducting studies of children and adolescents with Down syndrome and other neurodevelopmental disorders, such as fragile X syndrome and autism spectrum disorder, is required. A track record of publication on these conditions and evidence of the potential to secure extramural research funding are required. Preferred qualifications include additional expertise in cognitive and language development, comorbid behavioral health conditions, and behavioral measure development.


The individual selected for the position will be expected to build a successful, independent research program and demonstrate excellence in teaching and university service. Specific responsibilities include: 1) carrying out studies illuminating the developmental course of the behavioral phenotypes associated with Down syndrome and other neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents, 2) conducting cross-syndrome comparisons of behavioral phenotypes, 3) conducting studies of comorbid behavioral health conditions in these neurodevelopmental disorders, 4) development and validation of measures of language and cognitive functioning in clinical populations, and 5) successfully competing for extramural funding to support these lines of scientific inquiry. Additional responsibilities include interdisciplinary collaborations with faculty from diverse backgrounds and participation in large-scale, team science initiatives.
This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant/Associate Rank in the health sciences clinical professor series, and the resulting hires will be at the Assistant/Associate rank in this series regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.


Applications should be submitted by January 13, 2020 for initial consideration. However, the position will remain open until filled or June 30, 2020.


Qualified applicants should upload a Letter of Interest, Statement of Research, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Contact information for 3 professional references and Curriculum vitae online at:


UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:


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Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)


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