University of Pittsburgh — Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh announces a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, pending budgetary approval, for an individual with a program of research focusing on developmental psychology. Outstanding candidates with strong expertise in prenatal, infant, child, and/or adolescent development will be considered with a strong theoretical orientation, with emphasis in any of the following areas especially welcomed:

  • Socioemotional, cognitive (including attention), or social-cognitive development, including problematic or non-normative development
  • Epigenetic influences
  • Developmental neuroscience (cognitive or affective)
  • Advanced quantitative expertise; or who use neuroimaging or physiological methods; or who conduct applied or policy-relevant research

As the ability to complement and extend the current strengths of the Psychology Department is also essential, optimal candidates should have cross-disciplinary interests that intersect with other departmental program areas.

The Psychology Department (http://www.psychology.pitt.edu) is committed to excellence in research and in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department has 38 tenure-stream faculty and houses five graduate training programs: Biological and Health, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, and Social, along with cross-program training opportunities. The interdisciplinary nature of psychological science is reflected in both faculty research interests and collaborations and training options afforded to graduate students.

The review of applications will begin immediately, with complete applications received by October 15, 2016 receiving full consideration. Applications should be submitted electronically by sending a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching interests, three letters of recommendation, and up to three representative publications to psyrecr@pitt.edu. The subject heading of recommendation letters should include the applicant’s last name and the word Recommendation. Inquiries regarding the position can be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Jana Iverson (jiverson@pitt.edu). The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.


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