Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology (82903)

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychology at the University of Florida (UF) seeks applications to fill an Assistant Professor position in developmental psychology, beginning August 16, 2022. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-accruing position.

This position is open to candidates who study any phase of the lifespan, with a specific focus on development among minoritized populations. Candidates with expertise in the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: development in the social context (class, gender, ethnicity, family, peer, and intergenerational relationships, neighborhood, etc.), social and affective development, minority youth development, racial socialization, developmental psychopathology, developmental psychobiology, developmental neuroscience, and minority health/health disparities, and developmental or longitudinal methods and statistics. The position is open to candidates who employ a wide variety of methodological tools or approaches.

We are actively recruiting candidates who can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity, and excellence of the academic community at UF and in our department. Applicants will be expected to maintain an outstanding program of research with high potential for external funding, teach psychology graduate and undergraduate courses, advise students, and provide service to the institution.

UF is ranked the 5th best public university in the United States by US News and World Report 2022, with exceptional research, teaching, and a university-wide commitment to diversity. The Department of Psychology has 5 established research and training areas in behavior analysis, behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, counseling, social, and developmental psychology.

Applicants should have earned a doctorate degree in psychology or a closely related field by the start date of the position, August 16, 2022.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include:

  1. Cover letter that includes information regarding the candidate’s experience, interest, and expertise in developmental psychology (1-2 pages)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of research interests and plans (2-3 pages)
  4. Statement of teaching experience, interests, and philosophy (1-2 pages)
  5. Statement on how the candidate will enhance the diversity and inclusivity of our academic community through research, teaching, and service (1-2 pages)
  6. Up to three reprints or pre-prints
  7. Contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation (letters will be requested for shortlisted candidates only).

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package. Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Natalie Ebner or Darlene Kertes, search committee co-chairs at or . For more information about our department see , UF see , and the city of Gainesville see .

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening, which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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