1st opening for tenure-track Assistant Professor position - Psychology Department, University of Detriot Mercy, Detriot, MI

Posted: Tuesday, February 9, 2021




The Department of Psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy seeks to fill a tenure-track position beginning August 2021 at the rank of Assistant Professor (although outstanding candidates at another rank may be considered).  The position is in the area of developmental psychology.

For this position, the successful applicant will be responsible for teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels; developing a successful research program; advising undergraduate students; supervising student research; and engaging in service to the program, department, college, university, and profession. The developmental psychology position will manage the Developmental Psychology major and minor and meet graduate program needs for developmental psychology expertise.

The Psychology Department is one of the University's largest departments, with four practice-oriented graduate programs (APA-accredited Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, NASP-accredited SSP School Psychology, M.A. Clinical Psychology, M.A. Industrial-Organizational Psychology), an outpatient training clinic, three undergraduate majors (general, developmental, I/O) and two minors (general, developmental).

University of Detroit Mercy is located in a dynamic and growing area of Detroit that is centrally located to a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.  Detroit Mercy and the Department of Psychology have a strong commitment to social justice and to fostering an inclusive and welcoming learning environment where students, faculty and staff thrive and succeed. Consistent with our mission and urban context, the university serves a diverse student body and is actively engaged with the community. Michigan's largest, most comprehensive private University, University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks a qualified candidate who will contribute to the University's mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community.  University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.

Developmental Psychology Position Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology or a related discipline
  • Strong affinity for and ability to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Clear evidence of research productivity or potential
  • Clear evidence of the capacity to direct undergraduate and master's-level research projects as well as doctoral dissertations
  • Commitment to cultural inclusion and diversity
  • Area of specialization is open, with preference for research that focuses on bi-directional levels of influence of biological and social factors on behavior at any phase of the lifespan, research methods, or quantitative methods

Applications should include a cover letter that addresses research and teaching (e.g., philosophy, experience, and future plans), vitae, three recommendation letters, selected preprints/reprints, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations, assignments), and a diversity statement (e.g., your values related to diversity, your experiences working with diverse populations, and your future plans related to inclusivity).  Please upload all application materials except for letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly from the recommenders to Ms. Valerie Williams ([email protected]). Inquiries about the position may be directed to Elizabeth Hill, Ph.D., Professor and Search Committee Co-Chair, [email protected]. Review of applications will begin March 15 and continue until the position has been filled.

To apply: click here.