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Assistant Professor - Department of Psychology

University of Washington, Department of Psychology
Seattle, Washington State
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 26, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Psychology at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in developmental psychology.

UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Applicants will be expected to provide high-quality teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful applicant will be expected to promote the success of students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in academia. The successful candidate is expected to develop a record of high-quality publications and a funded research program.

Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, a record of combining the study of behavior with other methods or approaches.

This position has an anticipated start date of September 16, 2023, and has a 9-month service period (Sept 16-June 15).

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive departmental climate. You can learn more about our department at:


Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree (or foreign equivalent) in Psychology or a related discipline by the time of appointment.

We seek candidates whose core training is in social and/or cognitive development. 

Candidates must demonstrate a record of research focused on one or more of the following (or related) topics from infancy into middle childhood: the development of social categories, stereotypes, and bias; the development of intergroup social cognition; the influence of varied cultural experiences on social and/or cognitive development; or the effects of adversity on cognitive development. Candidates who combine the study of behavior with other methods or approaches are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Applications should include research and teaching statements, a curriculum vitae, three references who can be contacted for letters of recommendation, a research sample of no more than two reprints or preprints, and a diversity statement of no more than 500 words. The diversity statement should address leadership, commitment, and experiences with diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applications must be submitted electronically through Interfolio.

Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2022, but applications will be thoughtfully reviewed and considered until the position is filled. Please contact Anastasia Malm Morgan at with any questions regarding the search.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit



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