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Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Psychology, Developmental Science

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Psychology, Developmental Science

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Aug 21, 2023


The Department of Psychology at Tulane University announces a tenure track position at the beginning Assistant Professor level in developmental science with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. The ideal candidate will have a strong research orientation with the potential to develop a nationally visible, extramurally supported program of research. We are especially interested in scholars trained in developmental science whose research emphasizes mechanisms of change over time. However, we welcome applications from researchers studying infants, children, and/or adolescents within all subfields of developmental science, including developmental cognitive neuroscience or developmental affective neuroscience. Candidates with research interests that complement and bridge those of our faculty are especially encouraged to apply. The Department of Psychology ( comprises three graduate training areas, including Brain, Cognition and Developmental Sciences, Social Psychology, and School Psychology. Research strengths among our faculty include attention, emotion, identity development, learning, memory, social reasoning, stress/vulnerability, and resilience. Experience with diverse and cutting-edge methodologies in developmental science will be prioritized, especially as the University is launching new initiatives around data science ( The Tulane Brain Institute currently maintains shared fNIRS equipment and the University is building a new 3T MRI scanner facility that will be operational in spring 2024 and will include an in-house mock scanner and infant/child playroom.


Tulane is a strong supporter of cross-disciplinary research. Collaborations are possible with faculty outside the Department and many of our faculty are active members of interdisciplinary programs across the University (, including the Tulane Brain Institute (, the Africana Studies program (, and the Violence Prevention Institute Ability to interface with other departments and programs across the University would be considered a plus.


Faculty in the Psychology Department are also expected to mentor PhD student research, as well as offer courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The ideal candidate for this position will enhance Departmental or University Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) initiatives ( through their research and/or teaching.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral training experience. Specific responsibilities of the nine-month tenure track appointment include developing and sustaining an active research program, seeking external funding support for research and training efforts, supervising thesis and dissertation research, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses to students in the Psychology Department, and providing service to the Department and University.


Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral training experience. 

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please upload a letter of application, CV, research and teaching statements, an equity, diversity, and inclusion statement, and three relevant reprints. In addition, please ask three referees to upload confidential letters of reference directly to Interfolio.

Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Julie Markant, Chair, Developmental Science Search Committee (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email

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