Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology - 010221

Arts & Sciences

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Beginning Date of Appointment 8/15/2020

Position # 010221

Type of Position Full Time

Tenure Status Tenured/Tenure Track

Number of Months per Year 9 months

Minimum Qualifications The Department of Psychology at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in Developmental Psychology. The start date is August 15th, 2020. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Psychology by the start date. The successful candidate will teach 3 courses per semester, this may include a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a program of empirical inquiry to include peer-reviewed publications, presentations, grant applications, and undergraduate and graduate student mentoring.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities We are looking for candidates with a commitment to undergraduate education and to creating pedagogical and empirical collaborations across MA programs in School, Experimental, and Industrial-
Organizational Psychology, as well as a Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Online applications will be accepted at

Applicants will be required to must submit the following documents in PDF format via the online application:
1. A cover letter/letter of interest addressing the candidate's qualifications for the Assistant Professor position in Developmental Psychology;
2. A curriculum vita;
3. A statement of teaching interests;
4. A statement of research interests; and
5. Three professional references with contact information.  Please arrange for three professional references to be sent directly to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Kurt Michael at

In your teaching and research statements, please discuss how your knowledge, skills, abilities, and future goals illustrate your commitment to creating and promoting diverse communities both within the academy and across broader contexts.

Initial review of applications will begin on September 1st, 2019 and the deadline for submission is October 1st, 2019. Review of applications submitted prior to the deadline will continue until the position is filled.

Initial Review Date 9/1/2019

Description of the Department or Unit The Department has 38 full-time faculty members (34 doctoral, 30 tenure-track) with master's programs in Experimental, Industrial-Organizational/Human Resource Management, and School Psychology and newly launched Doctor of Psychology Program in Clinical Psychology (fall, 2019). There are approximately 1,000 undergraduate majors and 84 full-time graduate students. Additional information about the Department of Psychology, the University, and the surrounding area is located on the Psychology web site at:

Search Committee Chair Name Kurt D. Michael, Ph.D.

Search Committee Chair Email Address

Seated Disability Statement Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

Description of the University Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

AA/EEO Statement Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity Statement Appalachian State University is committed to developing and allocating resources to the fundamental task of creating a diverse campus culture. We value diversity as the expression of human similarities and differences, as well as the importance of a living and learning environment conducive to knowledge, respect, acceptance, understanding and global awareness. Learn more at

Background Check Statement Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility of Employment Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.