Assistant Professor of Psychology
Southwestern University, Department of Psychology
United States


Southwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology beginning in Fall, 2020. Candidates should have broad research and teaching interests in changes across the lifespan.  A research program that intersects with other areas of psychology (e.g., cognitive, neuroscience, learning and memory, sensation and perception, animal behavior) are strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to teach several of the following courses: introductory psychology, research methods, developmental/lifespan psychology, special topics. The teaching load is 5 courses per academic year.


Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern currently enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. In addition to a number of other national organizations, Southwestern University is a member of two consortia of liberal arts colleges, the Associated Colleges of the South and the Annapolis Group. Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of downtown Austin, Southwestern is affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Southwestern University is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  For information concerning the University, visit


All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University's Background Check Policy process.  Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  EOE/M/F



The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring, as well as be expected to establish a productive research program that incorporates undergraduate students as collaborators and co-authors on conference poster presentations and journal publications. Other responsibilities include advising students, contributing to First Year Seminar and/or other interdisciplinary programs, and university service.


Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology or related field and evidence of successful college teaching experience. Preferred qualifications include post-doctoral training in developmental psychology and evidence of successful supervision of undergraduate student research. In line with Southwestern University’s commitment to diversity, the department is especially interested in attracting candidates from underrepresented minority groups, particularly those with demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion.


Application Instructions

Applications will be reviewed beginning September 13th, 2019 with on-campus interviews in October and early November. Applicants should send through Interfolio a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, teaching evaluations) and scholarly excellence (reprints/pre-prints), and three letters of recommendation. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Apply at 


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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Southwestern University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all persons without regard to sex, race, religion, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, or any other impermissible factor.  Southwestern University’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  Southwestern University is also committed to compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities.  It is also committed to taking affirmative steps to see that such opportunities are made available for personnel in employment, promotion, transfer, recruitment, rates of pay and other forms of compensation, and selection for training.

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