Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Department of Psychology in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles is seeking applications for a tenure-track position with the rank of Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology. We are seeking a strong scholar who has established a track record of research publications and grant support, or who has demonstrated potential for programmatic research and receipt of external research funding. Successful candidates should embrace working collaboratively both within the department and across disciplines. We are seeking scientists who examine developmental processes that occur across infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Ideal candidates should focus on any area of developmental inquiry, including cognitive, neurobiological, and socio-emotional development as well as developmental psychopathology, contexts of development, and identification of early risk factors. The department is building a culturally diverse intellectual community; we strongly encourage applications from all underrepresented groups.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in psychology or a related field. Applicants should submit a cover letter, current CV, representative publications, statements of research, teaching, and service accomplishments, and a list of four or five references through the USC online portal via the “Apply” link at the top or bottom of this page.  

For questions related to the search, please contact David Schwartz,, or Henrike Moll, We encourage candidates to apply by October 30, 2023 for full consideration. More information about the program at USC can be found at the following website:

Located in the heart of Los Angeles, the University of Southern California Department of Psychology has among its faculty internationally recognized scholars and one of the most diverse student populations in the United States. Our faculty and students are engaged in groundbreaking studies, investigating basic theoretical questions, and bringing their work to bear on some of society’s most pressing needs. The department is highly collaborative across its five areas: Brain & Cognitive Science, Clinical Science, Developmental Psychology, Quantitative Methods and Computational Psychology, and Social Psychology.

The annual base salary range for this nine-month position is $109,250 – $115,300. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

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