The Department of Psychology at Occidental College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Developmental Psychology at the level of Assistant Professor or advanced Assistant Professor (eligible for early tenure), with a focus on social development or developmental psychopathology. We hope to find someone with specific scholarly interests related to race, ethnicity, gender, age, or economic disadvantage. The position involves teaching five undergraduate courses per year in a diverse liberal arts environment at the introductory level (e.g., Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, Introduction to Statistics) and advanced level (e.g., Developmental Psychology, special topics seminars). Applicants should have their Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology or a related field completed by the time of appointment (fall of 2022) and should have a strong commitment to teaching and demonstrated proficiency in carrying out a program of research. Previous teaching experience is required and postdoctoral research is desirable. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent, externally-fundable program of research that involves undergraduate researchers. The successful applicant should also be committed to undergraduate student development and original empirical research.
Occidental College is a nationally-ranked small liberal arts institution situated in Los Angeles. Occidental is located in the culturally-rich neighborhoods of Eagle Rock and Highland Park. The College is committed to academic excellence in a diverse community and supporting interdisciplinary and multicultural academic programs that provide a gifted and diverse group of students with an educational experience that prepares them for leadership in a pluralistic world. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will further Occidental’s mission of excellence and equity in their teaching, scholarship, and service.
Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter detailing your interest in teaching in a liberal arts environment; (2) a statement of teaching philosophy that includes a discussion of your demonstrated commitment to, past evidence of, and future plans for creating equitable opportunities for learning and mentoring especially for underrepresented students (include teaching evaluations or other evidence of effective teaching and mentoring if available); (3) a statement of research interests and experience, including how students will participate in or benefit from your research; (4) a curriculum vitae; and (5) three confidential letters of recommendation (request writers to send separately). Electronic application materials should be addressed to Dr. Andrew Shtulman, Chair, Psychology Search, and sent by email to email@example.com. All application materials must be submitted by October 1, 2021.
Occidental College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law. Occidental is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and just environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the College’s strategic equity and justice goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. A comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: excellent health, dental, life, and retirement benefits; tuition benefits for the employee, spouse, domestic partner, and dependents; additional extras including use of gym facilities and the College Library. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit https://www.oxy.edu/offices-services/human-resources/benefits-information.
We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Occidental College is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualifying disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the application or employment process, please contact Human Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org).