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Fordham University, Department of Psychology: Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position in the Applied Developmental Program to begin August 2022.


The Applied Developmental Psychology doctoral program is seeking a candidate with a strong publication record, an established history of external research funding (or clear evidence of potential to secure funding), and teaching experience who can contribute to one or more of the programs three specializations: Families, Schools, and Society; Race, Ethnicity, and Culture; and Health, Illness, and Well-Being. The program emphasizes the understanding and promotion of human development over the lifespan; the three specializations reflect the faculty’s focus on policy-relevant research from neurologically-based development to social and cognitive issues to school-based and community intervention and evaluation. The ideal candidate will have expertise in conducting infant and/or early child development research in applied settings and/or multidisciplinary policy-relevant research expertise related to any developmental period. Candidates will contribute to a faculty whose research focuses on biopsychosocial approaches to lifespan development, including genetics, sleep, cognitive and social-emotional development, and family and school dynamics.

The Department of Psychology offers doctoral degrees in Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP), Clinical Psychology, and Psychometric/Quantitative Psychology, along with Master’s degrees in Applied Psychological Methods and Clinical Research Methods. The Department is located on both campuses of Fordham University, with the graduate programs located at our Rose Hill campus in the Bronx and undergraduate programs at both the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campuses. The primary location for this position will be the Rose Hill campus. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, establishing/maintaining a productive independent program of research, and mentoring undergraduate research and graduate students’ theses and dissertations. Applicants with a background in developmental psychology or a related field are encouraged to apply.

Please submit the following: (i) a cover letter addressing how your interests and qualifications align with the position and how you address diversity, equity, and inclusion in your work, (ii) a vita, (iii) a research statement, (iv) a statement of teaching experience and interests, (v) three representative publications, and (vi) names, titles, and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date as determined by the search committee.  Application materials should be submitted through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/97847.  

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to our department Administrator, Maria Barbieri (barbieri@fordham.edu) or the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Lindsay Hoyt (lhoyt1@fordham.edu).

The department has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.  Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition committed to excellence through diversity. Fordham is an equal opportunity employer, and we especially encourage women, people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.