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Assistant Professor - Developmental Psychology

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Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Assistant Professor - Developmental Psychology
Department Psychological Science
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Position Number TBD
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

Purpose of Position

The Department of Psychological Science at Northern Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Developmental Psychology beginning August 2018. The completion of the Ph.D. by August 1, 2018 is required. Candidates should be strongly committed to teaching at the undergraduate level, engaging undergraduates in research, and applying rigorous scientific principles to the study of human development.

The department offers a collegial work environment that values both teaching and scholarship. Questions about the position can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Kim Breitenbecher (, 859-572-5519). More information about the department can be found on our website

Located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in an area offering an outstanding quality of life, NKU is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. For additional information on Northern Kentucky University, visit

Primary Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Lifespan Development and other areas of his/her own expertise. Opportunities for teaching online are available. The Department of Psychological Science is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.


Application materials (cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, evidence of teaching proficiency, research statement including a plan for incorporating undergraduate students, up to three reprints/preprints, and names and email addresses of three references) should be submitted electronically at Once an application has been processed, a secure link will be sent to the three reference providers so that letters of recommendation can be uploaded to the same website. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Education Ph.D
Preferred Education Ph.D

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number 2017F274
Job Open Date 09/21/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Will you have completed a Ph.D. by August 1, 2018?
    • yes
    • no

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Evidence of teaching style and effectiveness
  4. Research Plan
Optional Documents
  1. Scholarly Work
  2. Scholarly Work 2
  3. Scholarly Work 3
  4. Screening Questions