Sep 13, 2018

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Developmental Psychology

  • Williams College
  • Williamstown, MA, USA
Full time Development

Job Description

WILLIAMS COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in Developmental Psychology, beginning July 1, 2019. The appointment will normally be at the assistant professor level, although a more senior appointment is possible under special circumstances. Scholars whose research will expand the research underway in our department in new directions and/or whose research program is integrative in scope are especially encouraged to apply. Our faculty members are active and productive researchers, benefitting from excellent internal support and a generous sabbatical program. The college provides research facilities and support (e.g., research funds, laboratory space, research assistants, conference and travel funds), as well as numerous mentoring opportunities in teaching and research. The yearly teaching load is two courses (or the equivalent) each semester plus a January Winter Study course every other year. Typical courses will include Introduction to Developmental Psychology; the developmental section of a team-taught Introductory Psychology course; and an upper-level research seminar in the candidate’s area of expertise, with an accompanying lab. Candidates will also join the teaching rotation for our Experimentation & Statistics course and an interdisciplinary senior seminar. Information about the Psychology Department can be found at: 


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, or a closely related field, completed by the time of appointment. In the letter of application, we ask you to speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available at

 Application Instructions

Please submit your cover letter, vita, three letters of reference, reprints, research statement, and information on teaching experience and effectiveness (including any teaching ratings that are available) online at Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and no applications will be accepted after October 15. Fax, email or mail applications cannot be accepted. Contact the department administrative assistant at with questions.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website ( Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.


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