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Developmental Psychology

Assistant Professor - 1920-004

Effective Date: Fall 2020

California State University San Marcos expects to hire a tenure-track assistant professor for Fall 2020 in the field of Developmental Psychology. We are looking for a developmental psychologist who specializes in developmental psychopathology.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology or a related field prior to date of appointment (ABD applicants accepted). 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.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

Evidence of research productivity, an interest in supervising Master’s theses, and experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. A research focus on developmental psychopathology is desirable. Demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service. 


All applications must include

  • Cover letter that addresses the above minimum and desired/preferred qualifications.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Reprints/preprints of up to three representative publications
  • One-page statement addressing intercultural experience and commitment to diversity and equity in teaching, research and/or service
  • Arrange for three current letters of recommendation to be submitted
  •  A completed Faculty Application
  • Applicant Survey 1920

Submit application materials and direct any inquiries to ;

A review of applications will begin on Oct. 1, 2019 ; 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.

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 that is 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.

The person holding this position is considered a limited mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

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.