(Tenure-Track/Tenured) Professor, Developmental Psychology

Job no: 510319
Position type: Faculty
Location: New York
Academic Advising/Support, Education/Instructional, Research

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Teachers College, Columbia University is recruiting a faculty member to assume a full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty position, beginning Fall, 2023, in the area of Adolescence and Youth Development. We are especially interested in mid-career or senior scholars with a proven track record of federal grant funding (i.e., NIH, NSF, IES), who are willing to participate in programmatic leadership for our masters and doctoral degree programs in developmental psychology.

Ideally, the candidate's research would examine how context and experience contribute to disparities in learning and life outcomes broadly defined across social, cultural, emotional, cognitive, and/or linguistic domains in adolescence and young adulthood. Likely candidates would be psychologists, but we would also consider other disciplines (e.g., neuroscience, education, economics, policy, sociology, linguistics, anthropology) where the candidate had experience as a member of interdisciplinary teams.

Candidates will teach graduate courses in adolescent development, including prevention and intervention approaches for adolescents; the transition from adolescence to adulthood; and other courses suited to the individual's expertise. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

About Columbia University, Teachers College

Our name notwithstanding, Teachers College was founded on the proposition that education alone can’t correct our society’s inequalities — that to maximize the life chances of all people, we must also support poorer communities’ physical and nutritional health and psychological wellbeing. Thus, fields such as education psychology, nursing education, nutrition education, special education, conflict resolution and spirituality and education were created at TC, and for more than a century we have prepared psychologists, nutritionists, health educators, speech pathologists and other professionals, as well as teachers and school leaders.

Today, more than a third of our tenure track faculty are psychologists and health educators, and we continue to take a multidisciplinary approach, combining our strengths across fields to tackle the world’s most challenging problems. We offer more than 100 programs in our four core areas of expertise — education, health, psychology and leadership — and conduct research on topics that range from the impact of poverty on the brain to the legal basis for a Constitutional right to education; from hip-hop pedagogy to the revival of Inca languages in Latin American schools; from the study of motherhood as a developmental stage to the exploration of resilience in military veterans; from the impact of microaggressions on mental and physical wellbeing to language development in children on the autism spectrum; and so much more.

When we speak of education, we mean education writ large — the study of how people learn, and how they should be taught, in all fields. And that, ultimately, is why we continue to proudly call ourselves…Teachers College.

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