George Mason University Tenure-Line Assistant Professor in Applied Developmental Psychology

George Mason University
Tenure-Line Assistant Professor in Applied Developmental Psychology

The George Mason University Psychology Department invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning in the Fall semester 2017. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The position has been approved at the Assistant Professor rank, with possible consideration for a more advanced rank for an individual who has a demonstrated track record of research productivity and external funding. The area of specialization is open; however, the department is especially interested in applicants whose scholarship centers on developmental psychopathology, developmental assessment/intervention, social-emotional development or human developmental neuroscience.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in developmental psychology or a related field, and will be expected to teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Candidates for a more senior rank must demonstrate a record of external funding. All candidates should demonstrate scholarship that is capable of attracting external funding, and strong teaching potential/experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates capable of teaching advanced statistics/methodology courses are desirable. Candidates from minority and underrepresented populations are particularly encouraged to apply.

About the Program:
The Psychology Department has Ph.D. and M.A. programs with concentrations in applied developmental psychology; cognitive-behavioral neuroscience; and industrial/organizational, human factors, and clinical psychology.The Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) program’s faculty has diverse research interests, including school readiness, social and emotional development, self-regulation, language development, classroom processes, parenting and interventions to maximize early educational success. Working in applied settings, often with at-risk populations, is a hallmark of the group. The ADP program has both undergraduate and graduate students in a collaborative and highly productive environment. Faculty members affiliated with the ADP currently include: Drs. Timothy Curby (Director), Robert Pasnak, Susanne Denham and Adam Winsler. For a description of the department, see The ADP program’s Web site is

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research, classified as a “Highest Research Activity” (R1) University by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F5074z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and representative reprints/preprints (to be submitted as “Other Doc” under the Optional Documents field). In addition, three letters of reference should be submitted, either by e-mail to or via regular mail to Ms. Susan Ridley, ADP Search Coordinator, George Mason University, MS 3F5, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444. The search committee will begin reviewing applications after October 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.