Aug 08, 2019

Assistant Professor Psychology

  • Smith College
  • Northampton, MA
Full time Development

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2020.  Teaching responsibilities for this position will regularly include a course in the Introductory sequence, such as Introduction to Psychology, a course in Developmental Psychology, and an upper-level course on a topic related to the candidate’s research expertise.  Other courses may be taught depending upon the candidate’s field of specialization. Candidates should have a strong foundation in Developmental Psychology, and candidates with experience in early childhood cognitive development (0-5 years), broadly defined, are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology or a relevant field is expected by the time of appointment. Candidates from groups underrepresented in the field of early childhood cognitive development are encouraged to apply.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  The faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here: The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of Psychology may be found at Smith College also has a Center for Early Childhood Education for children 2 months to 5 years, see 

Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, a sample syllabus, a sample empirical research article, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on 11/04/19. 

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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