Assistant Professor, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in Psychology

Job Title:  Assistant Professor, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in Psychology
Background: Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall 2017, pending approval of funding.  We invite applications from individuals with deep expertise in any area of Developmental Psychology or Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in Psychology whose work combines cutting-edge methods in neuroscience and robust measurement of the social context to understand child development.  The Department currently has 28 tenured and tenure-track faculty, serves 1,200 undergraduate majors, and has three Ph.D. training tracks (Developmental, Clinical, and Social).  For more information about the Department of Psychology, please visit our website at
Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will demonstrate (a) an ability to maintain a vigorous, ongoing program of research and publication, (b) the potential to secure external grant funding to support that research, and (c) be able to contribute in a substantial way to the department’s teaching mission at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology or Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in Psychology, a strong record of productive research, and clear evidence of excellence in teaching and student mentorship.  The successful candidate will articulate with our graduate training track in developmental psychology and contribute as well to our new neuroscience undergraduate major.  Special consideration will be given to candidates whose work connects with both of the Department’s two overarching themes: (1) Healthy Development in Children, Youth and Families, and (2) the Psychological Foundations of Social Justice (e.g., mechanisms underlying the development of educational and/or health disparities in children).  All candidates must be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement, a description of their research agenda, and a letter of interest to  Candidates should also provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of scholarship and undergraduate teaching and mentorship.  These individuals will not be contacted immediately, but may be contacted at a subsequent point in the review process.  Candidates may forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and to scholarly productivity to:
James R. Larson, Jr., Ph.D., Chair
Department of Psychology
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois60660
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at  For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at