Assistant Professor, Developmental Psychology

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

The Department of Psychology is a research-oriented department, which values a collaborative and integrative approach to psychological science that fosters intellectual curiosity and innovation and invests in people in a supportive and inclusive environment (see for more information). Our mission is to advance psychological science by generating and sharing new knowledge through collaborative scholarship, educating and mentoring student scholars, and contributing to the public good.

Our vision is to be an inclusive intellectual community that fosters discovery and innovation. The University of Denver's vision is to be a great private university dedicated to the public good. The University values Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents (to learn more about our commitments at the University of Denver, please visit Students and faculty in the Psychology Department actively contribute to Diversity and Inclusive Excellence goals through scholarship, teaching, and service.

The University of Denver is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant and diverse urban center in the Rocky Mountain region that is home to 2.8 million people. Our metropolitan location along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains supports faculty collaboration across a number of local universities. The University, ranked in the top 100 universities in the country, is comprised of approximately 5800 undergraduates (include nearly 500 psychology majors), 5700 graduate students, and over 700 full-time faculty.

Position Summary

We seek candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning fall 2021 position in the developmental psychology program. Individuals should have a program of research on some aspect of development; we are particularly interested in individuals doing work on (a) race and ethnicity as a context of development, (b) an interplay of social, emotional, and cognitive developmental processes, and/or (c) psychosocial developmental processes from a lifespan perspective. Successful applicants will have an outstanding record of research achievement and a strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education.

Essential Functions

  • All candidates should have a strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education and demonstrated aptitude for excellence in teaching.
  • Candidates should also have demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student and community populations.
  • Teach 4 course equivalents per year as assigned, divided among graduate and undergraduate courses; can include both University and department core requirements and elective, specialized courses.
  • Commitment to an ongoing research program.
  • Supervision of graduate student research projects, theses, and dissertations, as well as supervision of some undergraduate research.
  • Participation in department and university citizenship and service activities commensurate with a full time faculty member is required.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Psychology (ABD considered for an Assistant Professor hire with completion date before September 1, 2021). If dissertation is not complete, individual will hold the title of Instructor.
  • Potential for teaching.
  • Research skills appropriate to their area of study.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Psychology or related field.
  • Background working with culturally diverse populations.
  • Expertise in multicultural content and approaches.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by October 15, 2020. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. 

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Range
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter
  3. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Statement
  5. Inclusive Excellence Statement: The Inclusive Excellence statement should be a succinct description of how the candidate’s research, teaching, and/or service contribute to Inclusive Excellence.
  6. Three Reprints/Preprints
  7. Names and contact information of three individuals that can provide letters of recommendation

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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