Assistant Professor

Ewing, New Jersey
Jul 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Psychology Department at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology to begin in the Fall of 2018. We will give priority to candidates whose demonstrated research interests include either adolescence and/or diversity or equality. A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment. 

The successful candidate would strive to be a master teacher and an active scholar. The candidate would teach at least one of our core methodology courses (i.e., Methods and Tools of Psychology, Design and Statistical Analysis, Research Seminar), the developmental foundation course (i.e., Development across the Lifespan), and upper-level courses in her or his area of expertise (e.g., Adolescent Development). The candidate would also develop an active research program involving undergraduate student researchers that she or he could sustain at a comprehensive, undergraduate-focused institution. In addition to teaching and research, the candidate would participate in the College community through a variety of service contributions. 

About the Department of Psychology:

The Psychology Department at TCNJ is supportive and collegial. We offer instructors a high degree of autonomy in their teaching assignments and service contributions. We also provide research support in a variety of forms, such as lab-based courses that count toward one’s teaching load, dedicated laboratory space, the option to apply for competitive course releases, and modest lab budgets. The standard teaching load is three courses per semester. The TCNJ Psychology Department values diversity and appreciates the perspective that members of a diverse community can bring to the enhancement of learning. For more information, visit our website at:

About The College of New Jersey:

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its nearly 6,000 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron’s 75 “Most Competitive” American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers graduate programs in Nursing, Education, and English. In 2006, TCNJ was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools—Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities & Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of NYC and Philadelphia. The College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. 

To Apply:

To be considered, candidates must submit: (a) a cover letter, (b) a current curriculum vitae, (c) a statement of teaching philosophy, (d) a description of her or his research program, (e) three letters of recommendation, (f) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student and, if available, peer evaluations), (g) and copies of representative pre/reprints. All materials must be received by October 1, 2017. Incomplete applications or applications received after 10/1/17 will not be considered. Letters of recommendation must be emailed by the recommenders to

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.  TCNJ has also been a proud recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant, which has worked to support the careers of women faculty members in STEM disciplines by developing systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women.

Final offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation.

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