Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology
Job Details
Kansas City - Kansas City, MO
Full Time

The Department of Psychology at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Developmental Psychology to begin August 2021. Preference will be given to applicants with a specialization in aging, although those with other specializations are encouraged to apply. Standard course load in the department is 18 hours (3 courses each fall and spring). Courses to be taught include Developmental Psychology (lifespan) and some of the following: Intro. to Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics, as well as other courses related to the candidate’s specialty area. Other duties include advising students and participating in departmental and college service.  


A Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology is required. Exceptional ABD candidates with a documented plan of completion date prior to 8/1/2021 will be considered. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in teaching and demonstrate the potential for research productivity, particularly involving student research collaborators. 


The Department of Psychology is located in the College of Arts and Sciences and consists of 8 tenured/tenure-track faculty members representing most major areas of psychology. The Department is the second largest in the college, graduating approximately 50 students each year. Grounded in the Jesuit and Catholic traditions of liberal arts education, the College of Arts and Sciences at Rockhurst University engages students in building a foundation of values, integrated knowledge, critical analysis, and personal reflection that prepares graduates to become compassionate, just and globally aware leaders in our diverse, changing world.


Applicants who would enhance the diversity of the College, such as individuals from historically underrepresented groups, are strongly encouraged to apply. The position offers a full benefits package. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2020, and continues until the position is filled.  For questions, contact the Chair of Psychology, Jennifer Oliver (see contact information at

The application process requires a cover letter, curriculum vitae, salary requirements, contact information for three references (at least one addressing teaching), statement of teaching philosophy that clearly articulates a commitment to liberal arts education, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a description of research interests (especially collaborative student/faculty research), and relevant reprints.

Rockhurst cannot accept any application materials (resumes, cover letters, etc.) by email, mail, or walk-in. All applications and application materials must be submitted through our online application system.

Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-verify.