Washburn U Developmental

Assistant Professor – Developmental Psychology

Posting F1161019

Washburn University’s Department of Psychology invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Psychology to begin August 2020.  This is a full-time 9-month, tenure track position.  A completed Ph.D. is required by the time of tenure track appointment. The selected candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to students from diverse backgrounds and a dedication to the development of inclusive pedagogies that support equity and student success.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology or related field; ABD applicants will be considered.
  • Graduate training and a research program in Developmental Psychology, with an emphasis on infancy, childhood, and/or adolescence.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching or potential for teaching excellence.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience mentoring student research.


  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses and seminars, which may include courses such as Introductory Psychology, Psychology of Infancy and Childhood, Adolescent Psychology, Psychology of Adulthood and Aging, Learning, Personality, Research Methods, and Graduate Seminar as assigned by the Department Chairperson.
  • Supervise undergraduate and master’s student research.
  • Have an active research program focused on infancy, childhood, and/or adolescence that can involve students.
  • Advise students.
  • Engage in service activities in the department and to the university, profession, and/or community.

Application Procedures:

  • Application review will begin November 25, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  Send a letter of interest, vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, official copies of student evaluations/reports, evidence of commitment to teaching excellence, evidence of an active research program that can involve students, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Ms. Theresa Young at young@washburn.edu. Use “Developmental Search” in the subject line.  Only electronic applications will be accepted.  Questions may be sent directly to the Search Committee Chair at: mike.russell@washburn.edu.  The successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts and submit to a background check prior to hire.

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE.  Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.