Swarthmore College: Psychology Department



Open Date
Sep 19, 2022


Swarthmore College Department of Psychology announces a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the fall
semester, 2023. We seek a Developmental Psychologist with both 1) a strong commitment to teaching and 2) an active research program that
focuses on infants, children, and/or adolescents and that can engage diverse and talented undergraduates. Teaching responsibilities will
include intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses in Developmental Psychology, a course in research methods, supervision of student
research projects, and possibly an introductory psychology course.

The Department has state-of-the-art lab facilities in the
college's new Singer Hall (https://www.swarthmore.edu/facilities-management/maxine-fra
), which houses the Biology, Engineering, and Psychology Departments. The developmental psychology lab suite is easily
accessible to the broader community. The Department also has research connections to local area schools. Swarthmore College offers
competitive start-up packages to support faculty research and teaching, funds for travel to professional meetings, summer support of
undergraduate research collaborators, and a generous sabbatical policy.

The courses and seminars of the department are designed to
provide a sound understanding of the principles and methods of psychology. Students learn the nature of psychological inquiry and
psychological approaches to various problems encountered in the humanities, the social sciences, and the life sciences. See link to program
of study: https://www.swarthmore.edu/psychology/academic-program.

Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose
mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, and actively
seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more
inclusive society and world. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more
information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see


Areas of specialization are open. Must have Ph.D. in hand by August 2023. Some teaching
experience is preferred.

The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active
research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit
a brief cover letter describing their interest in applying for this position, statements describing their teaching and research interests,
a current CV, and reprints or preprints of recent work. The teaching statement should describe the applicant's interests in teaching at an
undergraduate institution, previous teaching experience, and approach to teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. The
research statement should describe the applicant's program of research (including research interests, recent and current research, and
anticipated areas for future work) and its potential to engage undergraduate students. Relevant experience mentoring students on empirical
research should be described in the teaching and/or research statement. In addition, applicants should arrange for three (3) confidential
letters of recommendation to be submitted.

Apply via Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/113680.  Strongest consideration will be given to candidates who have all of their materials
submitted by October 15, 2022; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Inquiries may be made to Jane Gillham,
Developmental Search Committee Chair, at jgillha1@swarthmore.edu

Effective July 21,
2021, Swarthmore is requiring all new employees to show proof of being fully vaccinated by their start date, unless they have an approved
medical or religious exemption. 
For more information about Swarthmore's vaccine requirements, please visit the Swarthmore COVID-19 Response