Sep 11, 2018

Tenure-Line Assistant Professor in Applied Developmental Psychology

  • George Mason University Department of Psychology
  • Fairfax, VA, USA
Full time Applied Psychology Development

Job Description

The George Mason University Psychology Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning in the Fall 2019 semester. The position is in the Applied Development program, which offers both masters and doctoral degrees.

The successful candidate is expected to maintain a highly productive and impactful research program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in developmental psychology and/or quantitative methods, and direct and advise graduate students.

Required Qualifications:
We are looking for individuals with a Ph.D. in developmental psychology (or a closely related field); a strong research record; and evidence of, or potential for, excellence at teaching/mentoring and obtaining external funding. Candidates who will have a Ph.D. conferred before the start of Fall 2019 classes will be considered eligible for this posting.

Preferred Qualifications:
The area of specialization is open; however, the department is especially interested in applicants whose scholarship centers on conceptually and methodologically rigorous research with diverse children and youth (e.g., stigma, culture, normative development, identities, and inherent strengths), development of fundamental cognitive processes with an applied bent, development during infancy–toddlerhood or adolescence, and/or human developmental neuroscience.  We are open to compelling cases of other research areas that would fit in with the applied nature of our program and the current faculty. All hires in the department are expected to be highly competent in quantitative methods. Additionally, applicants who have a history of extramural funding, a strong publication record, the ability to mentor and teach quantitative methods, and the ability to contribute to a culturally inclusive environment will be given preference.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F6168z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, research and teaching statements, and a CV. Also, three letters of reference should be submitted in one of the following ways: uploaded online, e-mailed to, or sent via USPS mail to Ms. Susan Ridley, ADP Search Coordinator, George Mason University, MS 3F5, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Women, minority, and international candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.


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