Assistant Professor, Psychology The Department of Psychology at The Catholic University of America

Assistant Professor, Psychology

The Department of Psychology at The Catholic University of America seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Psychology, to begin August 2017.  We invite applications within the framework of our Applied Experimental Psychology or Human Development programs.  Research area is open, with special interest in applicants who bridge programs or contribute to departmental emphasis in one of the following areas: children, families, and cultures; neuroscience and cognitive bases of behavior; or positive development and well-being in youth and older adults. Applicants should be committed to excellence in research, teaching, and mentorship, and be prepared to develop a research program that is competitive for external funding. 

The Department offers a BA in Psychology, MA degrees in General Psychology and in Human Factors, and a PhD in Applied Experimental, Human Development, and an APA-accredited program in Clinical Psychology.  Eleven faculty have active research programs in a range of areas that attract substantial external funding and involve national and international collaborations. The University is located on a 250-acre, park-like campus in northeast Washington DC, convenient to neighboring medical centers, universities and laboratories including the NIH.  Additional information may be found on our web site ( 

We seek candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to the mission of the University, which reads as follows: “As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.”

To apply, please submit the following to

-       A curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, copies of up to three publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation (sent directly by recommender), and a one- to two-page personal statement indicating how your research, teaching, and service will make a distinctive contribution to our University’s mission and to the vision of Catholic education outlined in the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities Ex Corde Ecclesiae, which can be found here:

Review of files will begin October 20, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making the final offer of employment.   Questions about submission procedures can be directed to


The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.