VAP Developmental Psychologist (53 views)

The Department of Psychology at Dickinson College invites applications for a one-year visiting Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology beginning Fall 2021 pending funding approval. Area of specialty is open. The successful candidate will teach psychology courses in human development, specifically, introductory courses in developmental psychology and a Seminar in Developmental Psychology (in the candidate’s area of expertise). The department currently offers two introductory developmental courses: Conception to Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood to Death. The successful candidate may elect to teach both introductory courses or to teach a single introductory developmental course focused on the candidate’s area of expertise. Teaching load is five courses per year.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology or a closely related field such as School Psychology, Child Clinical Psychology, and Child Counseling Psychology by the time of the appointment. We expect a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment. The Introductory courses have a capacity of 35 students and the Seminars have a capacity of 15 students. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to continue their program of research. Visiting Assistant Professors are granted research space, are eligible to apply for Research and Development grant funding, can utilize the department’s Participant Pool to recruit research participants and are encouraged to recruit students to work with them as research assistants and to supervise undergraduate independent study projects.  

Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students.  It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg, PA, and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. The Psychology Department’s research-rich curriculum aims to increase students’ abilities to understand and produce psychological research and to recognize and critically evaluate claims about psychological phenomena (

Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via  Please submit a cover letter that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and description of research program, curriculum vita, and course evaluations (if available).  Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please direct any questions regarding the position to

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

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