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Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology at Oklahoma State University

Oct 19, 2023 | Faculty Positions, For educators

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY is seeking an outstanding scientist to fill one full-time, Assistant Professor, tenure track position in Developmental Psychology beginning August 2024. All areas of development will be considered, with a preference for candidates with an area of specialization in cognitive development in infancy/early childhood. Strong candidates will have a PhD in cognitive development, human development and family science, developmental/cognitive neuroscience or related fields. Candidates will be expected to serve as a research mentor for doctoral students, to supervise undergraduate research, and to provide high quality classroom instruction for both graduate and undergraduate courses. Typical teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in developmental science, cognitive development, and research methods in psychology at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in and dedication to scholarly activity, and to interact well with colleagues and students. They are expected to demonstrate the capacity to establish a vigorous, high-quality research program leading to scholarly productivity in the form of professional publications, presentations, and grantsmanship, and to attract and mentor high-quality graduate students. Competitive salary and start-up funds are available.

Candidates would have access and the opportunity to contribute to the OSU Brain Initiative, https://tulsa.okstate.edu/braininitiative, a growing interdisciplinary neuroscience collaboration at OSU that includes fMRI research capabilities, the Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Adversity (CIRCA) https://circaok.com and to the interdisciplinary center housed in the Department of Psychology, and the Oklahoma Center for Evolutionary Analysis (OCEAN) https://theocean.mystrikingly.com. In addition, the Department has a shared laboratory space with facilities and equipment to support faculty exploring genetic and endocrine contributions to behavior that would be available to new faculty. The Department includes a strong developmental science cohort with expertise in cognitive development, social and emotional development, neurobiological development, and pediatric psychology.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by November 1, 2023. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter indicating research and teaching interests, vita, reprints/preprints, research statement, and a summary of course evaluations/evidence of teaching excellence. The application portfolio, compiled as a single PDF file, should be uploaded to the application portal at http://apply.interfolio.com/134655.  In addition, candidates should provide the names of 3 individuals who will write a letter of recommendation for candidates who are finalists.  Please direct questions to Dr. Cindy Melancon, Chair, Developmental Search Committee, at psychologysearch@okstate.edu.

The Department has 30 tenured/tenure-track full-time faculty and offers PhDs in both clinical and experimental psychology. The Clinical Program, continuously APA-accredited since 1971 and PCSAS-accredited since 2018, is based on a clinical science model of training. The experimental program has concentrations in Developmental, Comparative-Neurobiological, Cognitive, and Social-Personality psychology. The Department offers training to a diverse graduate and undergraduate student body (30% minority enrollment) of approximately 60 doctoral students and 1300 undergraduate majors. Applicants from underrepresented groups in psychology, such as first-generation college students, are encouraged to apply. All applicants are encouraged to visit the Department website at http://psychology.okstate.edu.

The OSU Department of Psychology is strongly committed to engaging all populations and is proud of our welcoming and supportive culture where all members feel that their contributions to teaching, research and working with our communities are valued.  You can read more about OSU’s commitment to advancing all populations at https://go.okstate.edu/about-osu/leadership/president/diversity-inclusion-task-force/

OSU is a top-ranked public land-grant research university. OSU is located in Stillwater, OK, an environmentally clean, safe, welcoming city of approximately 50,000, approximately 60 miles from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Stillwater boasts a low cost of living, and the Stillwater Public School District is frequently rated among the best in Oklahoma. Oklahoma is home to 39 tribal nations. Among the most geographically diverse states, Oklahoma has 12 distinct ecological regions in its borders and is home to 32 state parks, six national parks, and a network of wildlife preserves, protected lands, and conservation areas. For more on all Oklahoma has to offer, visit www.travelok.com.

Oklahoma State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit https://eeo.okstate.edu.


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