The Department of Psychology at Rutgers University-Newark anticipates hiring a developmental psychologist at the assistant professor (tenure track) level to start September 2022. All research areas of developmental psychology are welcomed, including research that considers perspectives or utilizes methodology from other core areas in psychology, such as social development, cognitive development, or developmental neuroscience. This position requires a Ph.D. in psychology or a closely related discipline. Highest priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate promise of becoming outstanding scholars with research programs that can be supported by external funding, excellence in teaching through advancing and supporting initiatives that deepen pedagogical knowledge and sustain motivated learning in all students, and the ability to provide research mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students in the laboratory.

The Department of Psychology strongly emphasizes research, operating research-focused PhD and MA graduate programs. The core research and doctoral training areas include Cognitive, Developmental, Neuroscience, and Social Psychology. The department offers excellent facilities, including individual lab space, in-house tech support, ample and well-organized subject pool and the advanced Rutgers University Brain Imaging Center (RUBIC; For more information about the department:


Rutgers-Newark is ranked among the top 15 small research universities in America, is located minutes from New York City, and is situated within a close network of excellent research institutions. The campus is also home to Schools of Business, Criminal Justice, Law, Public Affairs and Administration, and Social Work, and proximal to the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences—New Jersey Medical School. 

Diversity Mission: Rutgers-Newark is among the most ethnically diverse research-oriented campuses in the United States (US News & World Report). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law. Furthermore, candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, 3 representative manuscripts (in press or published) and 3 letters of recommendation to: Applicants should also include a brief diversity statement explaining how their membership in our department will advance the University commitment to diversity. We will give priority to applications received by October 15, but will continue the search until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Vanessa LoBue, Search Committee Chairperson, at .

Rutgers-Newark is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages applications from minorities, women, and other underrepresented groups.



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