Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology-Tenure Track Position

Faculty & Lecturers Boston, Massachusetts


The Department of Psychology at Suffolk University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology for July 1, 2018 (pending final budgetary approval). The primary focus of the new faculty member will be to join an Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) doctoral training program currently in design (anticipated start date Fall 2019). The new ADP PhD program will have as its training mission to apply developmental science in support of under-served and under-represented youth and families.

Requirements include a PhD (in hand) in Psychology, Developmental Psychology, or a related field. The ability to successfully serve as research mentor to doctoral students in Applied Developmental Psychology is essential. The area of research interest is open, as long as it is in keeping with the mission of the ADP program. In addition to demonstrating excellence in teaching and research, the successful candidate is expected to advise and mentor undergraduate and ADP doctoral students, serve on dissertation committees, and engage in service within the Department, College and University.

Application should be made through the Suffolk HR website and should include the following: 1) cover letter; 2) CV; 3) copy of graduate transcripts; 4) statement of research and teaching interests; and 5) student evaluations of teaching. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Jessica Valente, Psychology Program Administrator, at Please reference the Position Code PsychADP2018 in cover letter and in all correspondence. Review of applications will begin immediately, with a final application deadline of November 15, 2017.

Working at Suffolk:

Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Since 1906, Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience. Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolk blend together. Suffolk is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. 

Suffolk University is actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LBGTQ status.

See yourself here with our terrific benefits package. Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Harvard Pilgrim medical/Delta Dental at low employee costs
  • Retirement options including both Standard Retirement Plan (SRP) and Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity (VTDAP). The University contributes 9% to your SRP when you contribute 5% after eligibility guidelines have been met.
  • All employees and faculty members who are at least half-time are eligible for the tuition free course benefit in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School. There are additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children.
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Discounted home and auto insurance

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