The Department of Psychological Science at Claremont McKenna College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the early Assistant Professor level focused on advanced quantitative methods in a sub-field of psychology (e.g., cognitive, clinical, developmental, organizational and/or social psychology). The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Psychology by the time of the appointment, which begins on July 1, 2025. Candidates should have a strong research record evidencing their use of advanced quantitative methods, have experience teaching undergraduate statistical methods, and show promise for a sustained research program involving undergraduate students.


We are particularly interested in scholars with expertise in advanced quantitative methods that extend existing departmental quantitative strengths. Such modeling methods could include but are not limited to: Clustering, classification, random forest, multilevel, forecasting/longitudinal, Bayesian, nonlinear, etc. We especially encourage applications from scholars who (1) can introduce undergraduates to advanced quantitative methods relevant to both academic and industry related data-science problems and (2) are committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching with the potential to collaborate with existing faculty in Psychological Science and bridge connections with faculty and students in other disciplines (e.g., Data Science, Government/Public Policy, Mathematics, Integrated Sciences, etc.).


The teaching load is two courses per semester. Candidates should be effective in teaching students in a liberal arts setting, characterized by small class sizes and high levels of student interaction. The successful applicant will be able to teach a core course (i.e., Statistics or Research Methods), a lower-level course in their specialty area (e.g., clinical, developmental, cognitive, social, or organizational psychology), and an upper-level course related to quantitative methods that would appeal broadly to students of Psychological Science and Data Science pursuing careers in academics, industry, or consulting. Given our commitment to cultivating an inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students representing a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds, political opinions, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions. Moreover, as part of its commitment to The Open Academy, the College values freedom of expression, viewpoint diversity, and constructive dialogue.


About Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna College, one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, prepares students to make a difference. Since 1946, Claremont McKenna College’s mission has been to prepare students for thoughtful and productive lives and responsible leadership in business, government, and the professions. The College attracts a student body that is broadly diverse and accomplished beyond the classroom.

Located on a scenic, tree-lined residential campus 30 miles east of Los Angeles, Claremont McKenna is a member of The Claremont Colleges, a seven-college consortium modeled after Oxford University. CMC students choose from more than 2,200 classes and participate in co-curricular activities with 7,000 other students at Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, and Scripps College, as well as the Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute. Students have the best of both worlds: the intimacy of a small residential college with small classes and a student-faculty ratio of nine to one, and the shared resources of a larger research university.

Renowned for expertise in economics and government, Claremont McKenna features accomplished scholars who are committed teachers in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.  The school is distinguished by eleven world-class research institutes. Exceptionally high numbers of undergraduate students conduct research with professors and get to know them as colleagues.

The College emphasizes the integration of leadership and innovation experience within institutes, student enterprises, on-campus fellowships, and sponsored off-campus internships.

More than 90% of students complete internships and nearly half study off-campus during their four years. The College's Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum brings world-class leaders, thinkers, artists, and visionaries to speak publicly, engage in small group discussions, and dine with students. Consistently one of the top NCAA Division III programs in the nation, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps athletic department is housed in the state-of-the-art Roberts Pavilion fitness and event center.

CMC’s Student Opportunity Center provides all students with advising, mentoring and networking support that is tailored to each student’s professional goals. Many Claremont McKenna graduates go on to receive prestigious post-graduate fellowships and degrees in business, law, medicine, and many other fields. CMC alumni thrive in a wide range of careers including consulting, education, financial services, government and public policy, media and entertainment, medicine, nonprofit leadership, science, and technology.  Claremont McKenna excels nationally in post-graduate job placement and satisfaction, salaries, and career success.

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