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Cognitive Developmental Psychologist

California State University San Marcos expects to hire one new tenure-track assistant professor for Fall 2013, subject to budgetary approval. Applicants for this position must provide evidence of teaching excellence, interest in supervising Master’s theses, and the ability to involve undergraduate students in an active research program. Only candidates with active research programs will be considered. We welcome applicants with interest in interdisciplinary work and research taking advantage of our ethnically diverse region. Ph.D. should be completed prior to date of appointment.

We are seeking an individual with a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology or a related field with expertise in cognitive development of children/adolescents.  The successful candidate will teach lecture and laboratory classes in developmental and congnitive psychology (lower division, upper division and graduate levels).  Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of experience in working with and/or conducting research on children/adolescents.


Applications must include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Faculty Application
  • Statement of research/teaching interests and accomplishments, and
  • Representative course evaluations.

Letters of Recommendation:

Arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to:
DEVELOPMENTAL SEARCH, Department of Psychology,
California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096

Submit application and direct any inquiries to:

Psychology Department Web Page:

A review of application will begin on November 26, however, the position will remain open until filled.

The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit  for more information.

California State University San Marcos, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, is strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran's status.

Successful hires must have degree information verified through official transcripts or degree-verification services.

An offer of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Should the results of a background check not be successful, any offer will be withdrawn and/or employment terminated. Falsification of information may also be cause for termination of employment, corrective action, or rejection.