The Lewis and Clark College Department of Psychology invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Developmental Psychology to begin Fall 2022. 


We seek candidates whose research and teaching complement the department’s strengths. Expertise in cognitive development, social cognition, and/or adolescence and aging are of particular interest. Candidates are expected to develop an active research program that incorporates undergraduate collaborators in a small, liberal arts setting. Excellent teaching credentials, an appreciation of the role of research at an undergraduate institution, and a Ph.D. in a relevant field are essential. The normal teaching load is five courses per academic year, and the candidate will regularly teach Introduction to Psychology, courses in development across the lifespan, and an upper-level specialty course of their choice. In addition, the candidate will periodically teach in the College’s general education program.

Application Instructions

A complete application must include: (1) cover letter of application which includes statements of research interests and teaching experience, (2) description of how the applicant’s teaching, research, and/or work in the campus community will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, (3) statement of teaching philosophy that incorporates evidence of teaching effectiveness (including teaching evaluations if available), (4) curriculum vitae, (5) examples of scholarship (published articles and/or works in progress), (6) three letters of recommendation (uploaded separately by the referees). All materials should be addressed to Brian Detweiler-Bedell, Chair, Psychology Search Committee and must be submitted via Interfolio ( ). Click “Apply” to create your free account. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.