Assistant Professor - Psychology (tenure track)

The College of New Jersey in New Jersey

Deadline October 01, 2014
Date Posted June 17, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The Psychology Department at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) seeks to hire one tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2015. A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment.

We seek candidates who strive to be master teachers, can develop an active research program that complements current faculty interests and involves undergraduate student researchers, and are committed to professional development. Full consideration will be given to candidates with a PhD in Developmental Psychology and expertise in cognition or language in any age group. Candidates must provide evidence that they can maintain a successful program of research at an undergraduate-focused state institution. Candidates must be able to teach core methodology courses (Methods and Tools, Design and Statistical Analysis, Research Seminar) and appropriate foundation courses (e.g., Development across the Lifespan, Cognitive Psychology). The successful candidate will be expected to develop upper-level courses in his or her area of expertise. The standard teaching load is three courses (usually two preps) per semester. In addition to teaching and research, faculty participate in the College community through a variety of service contributions. Candidates must provide evidence that they can contribute to the development of our intellectual community. 

To be considered, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research program, three letters of recommendation, student evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and copies of representative pre/reprints. All materials must be received by October 1, 2014. Incomplete applications or applications received after 10/1/14 will not be considered.  To apply, email materials as attachments to with Developmental Faculty Position in the subject line. Letters of recommendation must be emailed by the recommenders. Inquiries regarding applications should be directed to Julie Hughes, Ph.D., Chair of the Developmental Faculty Search Committee,  Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.  The successful applicant must present proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. 


The TCNJ Psychology Department values diversity and appreciates the perspective that members of a diverse community can bring to the enhancement of learning. For more information on our program and specific descriptions of the undergraduate specializations, visit our website at:

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its nearly 6,000 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barrons 75 Most Competitive American colleges, and U.S. News & World Reports No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in nursing, education and English. In 2006, TCNJ was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJs seven schools—Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities & Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of NYC and Philadelphia. The Colleges campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences enrolls about 2200 majors across 11 B.A. programs.