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Developmental Psychologist

Virginia Tech, Psychology Department

Job Title: Developmental Psychologist
Reference Code: TR0170128
Job Location: Blacksburg , VA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Psychology
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2017-09-26
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Developmental Psychologist
Virginia Tech

Developmental  Psychologist, Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track. The Department of Psychology, within the College of Science (COS) at Virginia Tech, is seeking a tenure-track Developmental Psychologist (at the assistant professor level) who can add strength to the Developmental Science section of the department.

The area of focus is open, though candidates should show evidence of scholarly distinction in typical or atypical development in infancy, childhood, and/or adolescence.

Candidates with research programs that address decision-making and can contribute to the university wide-focus on the Adaptive Brain and Behavior ( are particularly appealing. The Adaptive Brain and Behavior Destination Area is focused on the transdisciplinary study of brain plasticity particularly as it pertains to decision making, physical and psychological trauma, and healthy development across the lifespan. Faculty are working together in this area to build understanding of the brain-behavior relationship in health and the human condition to enhance resilience and well-being in the world’s diverse communities.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will be expected to grow an innovative research program, evidenced by a record of high-quality publications and external research support, combined with a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate level education and mentorship.

Virginia Tech is committed to a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment and to principles that promote inclusive practices. As part of this commitment, Virginia Tech is actively seeking candidates with research programs that may intersect with issues involving diversity and inclusion. If applicable, candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letters how their research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

More information is available at

Information and Application Process Instructions

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Prof. Jungmeen Kim-Spoon, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Williams Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, Tel: (540) 231-0951, Email:

Applications must be submitted online at (posting # TR0170128). The application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Virginia Tech and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Dr. Jungmeen Kim-Spoon as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Dr. Jungmeen Kim-Spoon
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Phone: 540-231-0951

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