Assistant Professor of Psychology

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 12, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychology at Mercyhurst University (Erie, PA) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Developmental Psychology.  Preference will be given to applicants that focus on cognitive development, but other areas of expertise will be reviewed as well.  Standard contracts at the university run 9 months (August 15-May 15) with 24 credit-hours (4 class) per semester load.  Courses to be taught include: Developmental Psychology: Childhood, Developmental Psychology: Adolescence, and Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology, plus the potential for offerings in areas such as lifespan, gerontology, psychopathology or the candidate’s area of expertise.  Course taught in the service of the department may include: Introduction to Psychology, Research Design and Statistical Analysis, Memory and Cognition.  Other departmental and college duties include student advising, recruitment, and academic committees.


A Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, or a similar degree is required. Exceptional ABD candidates with a documented plan of completion date prior to 8/1/2021 will be considered. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in teaching and demonstrate the potential for research productivity and/or community engagement. Candidates should be dedicated to teaching undergraduates in our liberal arts core, major, and minor courses.


Application Process

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts (initial submissions may be unofficial copies), three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy to:


Human Resources

Mercyhurst University

501 East 38th Street

Erie, PA 16546


Mercyhurst University is a four-year, Catholic, liberal arts institution founded in 1926 by the Sisters of Mercy. It is located in northwestern Pennsylvania along Lake Erie. A Mercyhurst education, inspired by the works and vision of the Sisters of Mercy, aims at engaging students for life and at creating leaders in justice and service. Today Mercyhurst University is home to more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students seeking academic excellence, professional expertise, an environment of inclusiveness, and high expectations for growth and development of the whole person.

As an equal opportunity employer Mercyhurst University seeks candidates who are committed to the principles of diversity and our Mission.


Mercyhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages members of diverse groups to apply.


Candidates must be currently eligible to work in the United States.