Southwestern University

Southwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology beginning in Fall 2019. Candidates with broad research and teaching interests that intersect 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, depending on area of specialty. The teaching load is 3 undergraduate courses per semester, one of which is a small (5-6 student) advanced research seminar involving faculty-student collaborative research.

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring, as well as be is 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 PhD 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. Candidates who have a strong commitment to enhancing diversity in academia are preferred.

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 10 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

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should send through Interfolio a cover letter describing teaching and research interests, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, teaching evaluations) and scholarly excellence (reprints/preprints), and three letters of recommendation. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Apply at

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