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Faculty - Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology (Public May Apply)

Code: 13837 Posted: 12/15/2017


The Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside seeks applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology, scheduled to start in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses (including courses in the area of Human Development, including Adult Development); research and scholarly activity; advising and supervising students; providing service to the department and university; and working collaboratively with the University Community. This person will be working with a diverse population and non-traditional students. Performs other duties as assigned.




  • A Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology or Human Development. ABD candidates will be considered; a completed Ph.D. or functional equivalent is necessary for contract renewal within one-year of date of hire.  
  • Demonstrated promise as an instructor of record
  • Demonstrated promise as a scholar


  • Experience teaching Developmental Psychology, Human Development, or equivalent course at the undergraduate level
  • Experience teaching, at an undergraduate level: Introductory Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, Aging, Personality, Health Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology and/or Social Cognition.
  • Experience supervising undergraduate research
  • Experience in academic advising
  • Experience working effectively with students and staff from culturally diverse backgrounds




  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Advising and supervising students

Scholarly Research:

  • Conducting research and scholarly activity


  • Providing service to the department and university

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and ability to teach Human Development, including Adult Development, and other Psychology courses at the undergraduate level
  • Knowledge and ability to teach courses in Human Development, including Adult Development, at the graduate level
  • Knowledge and ability to conduct research and scholarly activities within a chosen sub-field of psychology related to Human Development
  • Position is not responsible for money, university funds of accounts which hold financial information
  • Ergonomic Requirements: Working at computer stations for extended periods of time
  • Equipment to be used on the job: laptop or desktop computer, printer, copier, projector, telephone including voice mail and FAX



UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at



Applications received by 11:59 PM February 16, 2018, are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.



STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Candidate Apply Here (Candidates not currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then continue to STEP 2

Internal Candidate Apply Here (Candidates currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then under “Main Menu” choose:

  • “Self Service”
  • “Recruiting”
  • “Careers”

STEP 2: Under "Job Search" choose:

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  • Job Opening ID: "13837"
  • "Search"
  • Select "Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology"
  • Click "Apply Now"
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STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Reprints of selected research publications
  • Teaching evaluations
  • Names and current contact information of three professional references
  • Transcripts (unofficial acceptable at application stage)

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Please Note:
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.



Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

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A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire. 

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Contact Name: Pam LeClaire

Contact Phone: 262-595-2316

Contact Email:

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345