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Position Opening: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology

Developmental Psychology (Assistant Professor) position #998711

The Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for a tenure-track position in Developmental Psychology (Assistant Professor level), to begin August 1, 2019. The department consists of 28 full-time faculty and offers a BA and BS in psychology, an MA in General Experimental Psychology, and the Ph.D. in developmental, clinical, cognitive, and social psychology (See for more information).

We seek someone to join an active and collaborative research department. Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in Psychology by August 1, 2019. All applicants should have a clear commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching and to working with students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates should show evidence of a strong, independent research program and should demonstrate high potential for securing external funding. We seek researchers who focus primarily on social and/or cognitive development in middle to late childhood using experimental methodology as one focal point of their research program. Researchers who study identity and social categorization, prejudice and stereotyping, selective trust and skepticism, scientific reasoning, STEM learning and learning in informal environments (e.g., museums, science centers), health-related cognition, or cross-cultural development are especially encouraged to apply. We welcome experience and expertise in conducting translational research and research with diverse populations. The department has excellent research resources, including equipment and systems for a wide array of research methods (e.g., eye-tracking, ERP, ESM), and a research-dedicated neuroimaging facility. We also have a strong relationship with the city of Greensboro and surrounding areas; several ongoing and potential community-engaged research opportunities are available to new faculty.

UNCG is a Minority Serving Institution, with an undergraduate population of 44% of ethnic minority students.  UNCG and the Psychology Department foster an environment of collaboration across departments and schools, and support community-engaged research. UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. The university is located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian mountains. UNCG is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer and is strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.

Greensboro is a city of about 287,000 in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, a location providing easy access to the Research Triangle and to recreational opportunities on the coast and in the mountains. The local metropolitan area (which includes the cities of High Point and Winston-Salem) has a population of approximately 1.6 million with an excellent standard of living.

We will begin reviewing applications on October 31 and will continue until the position is filled. More information may be obtained from Dr. Janet Boseovski, Chair of the Developmental Search Committee (email: Applicants should submit all materials electronically (to apply, visit and click on “Faculty”). Applicants should submit a cover letter, a vita, a detailed description of their research program, up to five representative publications, a statement of teaching interests, and a brief statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants should also list the names and e-mail addresses of 3 people to be contacted for letters of recommendation.