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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.



LocationNewark, DE

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences ( at the University of Delaware invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Behavioral Neuroscience to begin September 1, 2020. We seek to hire a research scholar with a neuroscience background in small animal brain magnet resonance (MR) imaging within any area of research. Scholarly excellence is preferred above all else.   Ideal candidates will have extensive experience in neuroscience-oriented MR research and demonstrate innovative scholarship, with research that complements or adds to existing faculty expertise.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a scholar to join and strengthen the growing Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and its research and teaching missions. The Behavioral Neuroscience area has faculty focusing on spatial memory, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, developmental psychobiology, social information processing, behavioral epigenetics, developmental neuroimmunology and endocrinology, neurobiology of emotional behavior, and stress-related hormonal and arousal systems in PTSD. Other faculty members in the Clinical, Cognitive, and Social Psychology areas in the Department have several active research programs utilizing our human MRI scanner.

There are also many collaborative and synergistic possibilities with existing researchers throughout University of Delaware’s colleges. The candidate should enjoy interacting and collaborating with a diversity of researchers and students from various disciplines.

An innovative leader in research and teaching, the University of Delaware combines a rich historic legacy with a commitment to education and the latest in advanced technology. With external funding exceeding $200 million per year, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. Enhanced by state-of-the-art facilities, research is conducted across all seven colleges and numerous interdisciplinary institutes and centers. Relevant staffed facilities on campus include the new 11,600 square foot Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging ( housing a new 9.4T/20cm Bruker MRI for small animals and a 3T Siemens Magnetom Prisma for humans; an animal housing and research facility attached to the CBBI; a 103,000 square foot Health Sciences Complex; a 194,000 square foot Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory; and the Delaware Technology Park, where entrepreneurial and academic research labs are co-located. The NIH-supported Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research in collaboration with Delaware State University, and the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA), a partnership among the University of Delaware, Christiana Care Health System, Nemours/Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children, and Thomas Jefferson University, provide infrastructure and opportunity for innovative basic, clinical and translational collaborations.

The University of Delaware is located in Newark, Delaware, which is only a short drive or train commute from Philadelphia, PA. UD is also within driving distance of New York City, Baltimore, Washington DC, the Poconos and some of the finest beaches in the country, making it an ideal location for day or weekend trips.


Applicants for this position must have earned a Ph.D., have a history of high-level publications in behavioral neuroscience or related fields, and conduct fundable research.


To apply, please visit the submission website at and search for job # 494146 Applicants should submit a cover letter, a statement of research, a current curriculum vitae, three representative publications, and contact information for three confidential letters of reference. Inquiries, but not application materials, should be emailed to Jeffrey Rosen, Chair of the Behavioral Neuroscience Faculty Search committee, [email protected]. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences holds diversity, equity, and inclusion as important values. We view diversity broadly, including but not limited to an individual’s race, age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability status, beliefs, and culture, as well as how those identities intersect. Supporting diversity in our faculty, student body, and staff, as well as valuing and respecting diversity in our teaching, research, service, and clinical work, represent important priorities that contribute to the strength of the department. We encourage the open exchange of ideas from a variety of viewpoints in an environment of respect, collaboration, and fairness. We promote the principles of equity and inclusion within our department and beyond through recruitment and retention, graduate training, clinical work, research, service and teaching, as well as through open and productive dialogue. More broadly, the University of Delaware is also committed to inclusive excellence.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members and women. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at