Tenure-track Position at North Dakota State University

Position Information

The Department of Psychology at NDSU has a 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor available Fall 2021 (August 16, 2021 start date). The position is 45% research, 45% teaching, and 10% service. We are especially interested in candidates who conduct research in developmental psychology and whose specific areas of research expertise intersect with departmental strengths in health psychology, social/personality psychology, cognitive psychology, or visual and cognitive neuroscience. A successful candidate will be expected to offer undergraduate courses in developmental psychology and contribute to teaching and training graduate students. A successful candidate will also have a record of research productivity and experience pursuing and/or obtaining external funding consistent with their career stage. Candidates are expected to supervise PhD students, teach 3 courses per year, and advise undergraduate students. The position is competitive with regard to start-up funds, space, and salary.

Minimum Requirements

The minimum qualifications for the position are; 1) PhD degree in Psychology or a related discipline by anticipated start date, 2) evidence of research productivity, 3) ability to teach courses in developmental psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels, 4) demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity, and 5) effective written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Priority will be given to candidates who can provide evidence of productivity on high-quality research in developmental psychology and who have excellent potential for and/or experience pursuing or obtaining external funding. Candidates with research interests that complement existing areas of research emphasis in the department (https://www.ndsu.edu/psychology/faculty/) will also receive priority.


Review of applications will begin November 17 and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted virtually.

Applicant Materials Required

Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. Please upload this information in a single PDF file under the heading “Other Document 1” as you apply.

Additional Information

Questions regarding the search may be directed to Erin Conwell, Search Committee Chair, Department of Psychology, NDSU Dept. 2765, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or via email at erin.conwell@ndsu.edu.

Additional Information

No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran’s Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.

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