Wayne State University — Assistant or Associate Professor, Developmental Science

The WSU Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Developmental Science. Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. by the time of the appointment (August, 2019). Individuals with specialization in any area of Developmental Science across the lifespan will be considered. We are especially interested in scholars who evaluate the dynamic interplay among biological, psychological, and social factors in promoting positive development in the context of risk or health disparities among underrepresented populations. Candidates with strong quantitative skills that are applicable to longitudinal research designs are preferred. The successful applicant is expected to establish and maintain a productive and extramurally funded research program, teach, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

WSU offers tremendous opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research. The Department of Psychology, in particular, has strong ties with the Merrill-Palmer Skillman Institute for Child & Family Development, the Institute for Gerontology, the Researchers of Biobehavioral Health in Urban Settings Today (RoBUST) program, and the Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES), among others.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, up to three publications/preprints, research statement, teaching statement, and three letters of reference to the job posting on the WSU Online Hiring System. To apply, go to jobs.wayne.edu and search for posting number 043894. Letters of reference may also be sent to ad1033@wayne.edu. Questions concerning this position may be directed to Dr. Marjorie Beeghly, Chair of the Search Committee, at (313) 577-4061 or beeghly@wayne.edu. 

WSU is a premier, public, urban research (R1) university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity, and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. Diversity among our faculty, students, and staff contributes significantly to our intellectual vitality and innovative spirit. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.