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Developmental Psychology

Assistant Professor 1819-008

Effective Date: Fall 2019

California State University San Marcos expects to hire a tenure-track assistant professor for Fall 2019 in the field of Developmental Psychology. We are looking for a developmental psychologist whose research and teaching expertise are in the area of developmental disabilities.


Ph.D. in psychology or a related field prior to date of appointment. Expertise in the area of developmental disabilities. Only candidates with active research programs that can involve students will be considered.  Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence at the university level (e.g., student evaluations/summaries, peer observation summaries), and must be able to supervise Master’s theses.


Evidence of research productivity, and experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate psychology courses, primarily in developmental psychology, including developmental research methods; will supervise Master’s theses; involve graduate and undergraduate students in an active research program; and participate in activities serving the department, college, university, and community. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research areas complement and expand upon our current tenure-track faculty offerings, as well as those whose work will take advantage of our ethnically diverse region. We welcome applicants with interests in interdisciplinary work.

Application must include

  • Cover letter that addresses the above minimum and desired/preferred qualifications.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • One-page statement addressing intercultural experience and commitment to diversity and equity in teaching, research and/or service
  • Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., student evaluations/summaries, peer observation summaries)
  • Reprints/preprints of up to three representative publications
  • Arrange for three current letters of recommendation to be submitted.
  •  A completed Faculty Application
  • Applicant Survey 1819

Submit application materials and direct any inquiries to;

A review of applications will begin on Nov 25, 2018; however, the position will be open until filled.

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

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

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 Faculty Opportunities  for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.