Assistant Professor, Applied Human Development, Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

Boston University
BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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Assistant Professor, Applied Human Development, Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

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The Wheelock College of Education and Human Development at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Applied Human Development. The Counseling Psychology and Applied Human Development Department believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. To that end, we are especially eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive.

The successful candidate will have a clearly defined program of research, and will engage in teaching and service that advances our college mission to transform systems that impact learning and human development for a just world. Specifically, we seek a candidate whose scholarly focus is in social and/or emotional development in adolescence, particularly as situated in social, cultural, or school-based contexts. We especially welcome applicants with an emerging rigorous program of research focusing on diverse populations, populations outside the United States, or racial/ethnic, cultural, or socioeconomic influences on social and/or emotional development, and whose research has clear implications for educational practice and policy. Candidates will teach courses at the Master’s and Ph.D. levels, which may include those focused on Lifespan Development, Social Bases of Behavior, Culture, Ethnicity, & Race, or Quantitative/Qualitative Methods.

This Assistant Professor position begins July 1, 2022. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Applied Developmental Psychology, Child Development, Human Development, Developmental Science, or a related field
  • Emerging program of research focused on social and/or emotional development in adolescence among socio-culturally diverse groups.

Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee:

Kathleen Corriveau

Email: [email protected]


Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit the following documents electronically to

Please note that as stated above, Boston University believes that cultural and social diversity is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. In your application materials, we welcome a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion articulated in Boston University’s diversity statement (

  • Cover letter explaining suitability for position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Three letters of reference
  • Three representative scholarly publications

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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