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Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice, Applied Developmental Psychology
University of Pittsburgh

Date Posted Oct. 8, 2018
Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice, Applied Developmental Psychology
University University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Department School of Education - Psychology in Education
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2019
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Human Development
    Educational Psychology/Behavior Analysis
    Childhood/Youth Education

Applied Developmental Psychology
Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice
University of Pittsburgh

We are seeking an outstanding scholar-practitioner to join the faculty of a dynamic applied developmental psychology program dedicated to advancing professional education for work with children, youth and families. This non-tenure, full-time, 12-month position instantiates our commitment to strengthening and diversifying professional education for child and youth workers. The successful faculty candidate will teach and advise undergraduate and Master’s students who are planning professional careers in the field of child and adolescent health and development.

Candidates should have a demonstrated record of coordinating and providing professional education to practitioners, community engagement, and participation in the implementation/evaluation of evidence-based, developmentally appropriate practices, policies, and programs that serve to support children, youth and families from diverse backgrounds and communities.

In addition to strong competencies in teaching, advising, and supervision, candidates must be skillfully oriented toward collaborative work with faculty, students, and community agencies. Our applied program depends upon nurturing strong University-Community partnerships, which are essential for linking research with practice, and providing students with internship and professional opportunities. Engagement with the School of Education’s community-focused research and service centers (e.g., Office of Child Development, Center on Urban Education, Motivation Center) is important for meeting the University Chancellor’s community engagement mission and for ensuring the vitality and cohesion of our ADP programs.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in a professional field relevant to child and youth development. Evidence of professional experience, expertise and leadership is important, such as professional credentials and activities, or professional presentations and publications that reach professional scholar and practitioner audiences.

Review of applications and considerations to invite candidates to engage in a Skype interview or an on-campus visit will begin on November 5, 2018 and continue until each position is filled. To apply for the position, please upload your letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, three representative writing samples, and the names and contact information for three academic references to: If you are unable to upload your documents, then please mail materials to: Applied Developmental Psychology Search, Office of the Dean, School of Education University of Pittsburgh, 5600 WWPH, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. For questions about the submission process or the position, feel free to email or contact the search committee chair, Dr. Heather Bachman, at

  • The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups that are under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.


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Contact Information

  • Megan Brennan
    School of Education - Dean's Office
    University of Pittsburgh
    230 S. Bouquet Street
    5600 Wwph
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260
  • 412-648-1780


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