The Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track open-rank position in any area of developmental psychology. We are particularly interested in candidates with an emphasis on diversity and equity science. Diversity and Equity Science is a broad approach to studying difference (how it manifests, when it matters, and why it matters) as well as disparities and inequality. This includes, but is not limited to, a focus on difference or equity with regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, social class, religion, culture, language background, education, and other social and economic factors. We welcome applications from a wide variety of scholars.

Successful candidates are expected to have, or to establish and maintain, an active and independent research program; teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession. Thus, applicants should have a demonstrated record in research, teaching, and service. Candidates with a documented commitment to working with students or faculty from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented in the field through teaching, mentoring, or administration are especially encouraged to apply. A PhD or equivalent degree in Psychology or a related field should be completed prior to the start date. The target start date is August 16, 2022 but is negotiable. Salary commensurate with rank and qualifications. 

To apply, create a candidate profile through the University of Illinois Job Board ( and submit the application materials. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and no more than three representative publications. A diversity, equity, and inclusion statement is also required; the statement should include information about applicants’ understanding of these issues, their activities to date, and their goals and plans for advancing equity and inclusion if hired as a faculty member at the University of Illinois. Contact information for three professional references should be included in the application materials as well; letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date. 

Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Full consideration is guaranteed for all applications received by October 7, 2021. Interviews may take place before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to Jane Jukes at

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information visit

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The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment.  The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.