Assistant or Associate Professor, Developmental Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park

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The Department of Psychology ( at the University of Maryland seeks candidates for a tenure-track/tenured position in developmental psychology. We are particularly interested in developmental scientists conducting basic human-behavioral research on topics related to experience-based plasticity, early-life programming, genetics/epigenetics, adversity, and stress. The effects of social environments and contexts on development, along with the role of protective and resilience factors, are also of particular interest. Advanced quantitative skills including, but not limited to, the use of mathematical or computational approaches to theory development and advanced statistical methods appropriate for developmental science are highly valued. The appointment will be made at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with an expected start date of Fall 2020. A strong candidate will be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in developmental psychology and quantitative methods.

Candidates should have a strong publication record in developmental psychology and show promise for, or an established record of external funding. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and a commitment to conducting open and reproducible research. Consistent with Departmental and University values, candidates should be committed to fostering diversity and inclusion through their approach to research, teaching, and mentoring. A PhD in Psychology or related field, with a specialization in developmental science, is required at the time of appointment.

The University of Maryland has a vibrant community of scholars conducting research in the area of developmental science. Candidates will have many opportunities to collaborate with scholars within psychology and across multiple units, including the departments of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, Family Sciences, Linguistics, Kinesiology, Hearing & Speech Sciences, and African American Studies, and the University of Maryland Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Education, and Social Work. Located in the Washington DC metropolitan area, faculty benefit from an array of other resources including close collaborative ties with neighboring institutions (e.g., Children’s National Medical Center; National Institutes of Health; Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center/Baltimore).

Application materials should be submitted through and should include: a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research interests and research philosophy, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (including evidence of teaching excellence, if available), and contact information for three references. Applicants may provide an optional sample research manuscript or journal article (recommended) in the Supplemental Document 1 field in eJobs. Because the Department of Psychology is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and promoting inclusion across campus materials should contain a statement describing the candidate’s commitment to diversity and inclusion along with a description of experiences that indicate a capacity to contribute to a climate of inclusivity. In addition, the Department embraces the values of open and reproducible science, and candidates are encouraged to address how they have pursued and/or plan to pursue these goals in their work.

For inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Jude Cassidy  ([email protected]).

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative-Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran’s status, or sexual orientation. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who would enhance campus diversity.