Claremont Graduate University — Associate or Full Professor, Positive Developmental Psychology

We are seeking an exceptional scholar whose research and teaching contribute to Positive Developmental Psychology. The Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences (DBOS) at Claremont Graduate University has graduate programs in Positive Developmental, Social, Positive Organizational, and Cognitive Psychology, as well as in Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, and Evaluation and Applied Research Methods. The candidate’s research and teaching should contribute to positive developmental psychology, and ideally relate to one or more of the other graduate programs as well. We have a particular interest in candidates who study the interaction between optimal human development and contexts, including schools, communities, families, cultures, etc. This position is subject to the approval by the Board of Trustees.

This is a tenured graduate faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate students in our M.A. and Ph.D. programs, and supervise graduate student research. Candidates should have completed the Ph.D., demonstrate a strong record of research publications, have a history or potential for extramural funding, and possess outstanding teaching and mentoring skills.

CGU is an independent institution devoted entirely to graduate study. The city of Claremont is a charming small town located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and less than 50 miles from Southern California beaches. CGU is also a member of The Claremont Colleges, a highly regarded cluster of seven independent colleges that is nationally and internationally renowned for academic excellence.

CGU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws in its employment or hiring practices.

Further, Claremont Graduate University is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply as are individuals who have membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Blacks/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, and Puerto Ricans.

Further information on DBOS and CGU can be found at Evaluation of candidates will begin January 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Submit a CV, personal statement, and the names and contact information for three references by email to, or by postal mail to:

Dr. Stewart I. Donaldson
Chair, Positive Developmental Psychology Faculty Search Committee
Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences
Claremont Graduate University
123 E. Eighth Street, ACB 115
Claremont, California, 91711