Continuing Track Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

University of Delaware

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Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 499249
College / VP Area: College of Arts & Sciences
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark/Hybrid
Categories: Psychological & Brain Sciences, Full Time

Assistant Professor, Continuing Track (a teaching-focused faculty position), Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences ( at the University of Delaware (UD) invites enthusiastic and scholarly educators to apply for an Assistant Professor faculty position (Continuing Track, or CT). This is a teaching-focused faculty position, area open. The successful candidate will join our group of 37 core faculty, which includes 8 teaching-focused CT faculty, starting on September 1, 2023.

This is an opportunity for an inspiring educator to join and strengthen the growing Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and its teaching missions. Our department is committed to providing quality undergraduate educational experiences within a research-focused department. CT faculty are UD’s permanent non-tenure track. CT faculty enjoy contracts that increase in length over time, as well as most of the same benefits as tenure-track and tenured faculty, such as identical titles and benefits, a parallel promotion track, sabbaticals, and shared faculty governance. Read more at The position permits candidates to develop and pursue additional interests in scholarly research, teaching leadership, or scholarship in teaching and learning.

The University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, is only a short drive or train commute from Philadelphia, PA. UD is also within driving distance of New York City, Baltimore, Washington DC, the Poconos and some of the finest beaches in the country, making it an ideal location for day or weekend trips.


The position involves teaching three or four undergraduate courses a semester, regularly including quantitative courses such as statistics, research methods, or advanced research methods. The ideal candidate would design and teach courses that engage students in contemporary methodological and statistical practices. We are also seeking a candidate who can regularly teach a content course such as introductory psychology, developmental, social, cognitive, personality, or psychopathology. Applicants for this position must have earned a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field and have some experience teaching and mentoring undergraduates. Successful candidates should provide evidence that they are engaged in evidence-based and reflective teaching practices and are interested in a teaching-focused faculty career.

We seek a candidate who can contribute to the inclusive excellence mission of our university and who can help support and mentor a diverse student population. The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences holds diversity, equity, and inclusion as important values. We view diversity broadly, including but not limited to an individual's race, age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability status, beliefs, and culture, as well as how those identities intersect. Supporting diversity in our faculty, student body, and staff, as well as valuing and respecting diversity in our teaching, research, service, and clinical work, represent important priorities that contribute to the strength of the department. We encourage the open exchange of ideas from a variety of viewpoints in an environment of respect, collaboration, and fairness. We promote the principles of equity and inclusion within our department and beyond through recruitment and retention, graduate training, clinical work, research, service and teaching, as well as through open and productive dialogue. More broadly, the University of Delaware is also committed to inclusive excellence.

PSYCHOLOGICAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES AT UD: The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware ( is within the College Arts and Sciences.

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.

The University of Delaware ( is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a statement describing their teaching interests and strengths, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a curriculum vitae, and other materials related to the candidate’s scholarly teaching, if applicable. Letters of recommendation will be requested from referees at time of application submission. Inquiries, but not application materials, should be emailed to Dr. Beth Morling, Chair of the CT Quantitative Faculty Search committee, [email protected]

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation, and includes tuition assistance for dependents. CT faculty follow the same salary structures as tenure-track faculty.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Applications close: Open until filled

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