Two tenure-track positions in Developmental Psychology at Oklahoma State University

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY is seeking outstanding scientists to fill two full-time, Assistant Professor, tenure track positions in the area of Developmental Psychology beginning August 2023. The Department is seeking one candidate for each of the following areas of specialization: (1) cognitive development with a focus on infancy or childhood; and (2) inequality as related to developmental psychology, broadly defined (e.g., economic disparities, social inequalities, psychology of fairness or morality). Candidates are expected to have a strong background in and dedication to scholarly activity, and to interact well with colleagues and students. They are expected to establish a vigorous, high-quality research program, to be or have potential to be internationally-recognized in their field, and to attract and mentor high-quality graduate students. We welcome applications from candidates with backgrounds in developmental psychology or closely related fields. Scholars with marginalized identities, including women, gender, and sexual minorities, racial and ethnic minorities, rural, first-generation, immigrant or non-U.S. scholars, scholars who experienced economic disadvantage, scholars with disabilities, and any other scholars underrepresented in psychology, are encouraged to apply.

The Department includes a strong Developmental Science cohort with expertise in cognitive development, social and emotional development, neurobiological development, and pediatric psychology. Candidates would also have access to the OSU Brain Initiative,, a growing interdisciplinary neuroscience collaboration at OSU that includes fMRI research capabilities. The Psychology Department has a shared laboratory space with facilities and equipment to support faculty exploring genetic and endocrine contributions to behavior. Competitive salary and start-up funds are available.

Candidates will be expected to serve as a research mentor for doctoral students, to supervise undergraduate research, and to provide quality classroom instruction for both graduate and undergraduate courses. Typical teaching load is two courses per semester. A successful faculty candidate should be willing to teach from a multicultural perspective and should be willing to mentor ethnically, racially, and socioeconomically underrepresented students. Diversity is a core value of the Department of Psychology and we are committed to the recruitment, retention, and success of diverse students. See:

The Department has 25 full-time faculty and offers Ph.D. degrees in experimental psychology and clinical psychology. The experimental program has concentrations in Developmental, Comparative-Neurobiological, Cognitive, and Social-Personality. The clinical program, continuously APA-accredited since 1971, is based on the clinical science model of training and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The Department offers training to a diverse graduate and undergraduate student body (30% minority enrollment) of approximately 60 doctoral students and over 1000 undergraduate majors. The Department has faculty in Tulsa who teach and do research on the OSU-Tulsa campus. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department website at

Oklahoma State University, home of the Cowboys, is a top-ranked public land-grant research university, located in Stillwater, OK, approximately 70 miles from the major metropolitan areas of Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Among the most geographically diverse states, Oklahoma has 11 distinct ecological regions in its borders—more per square mile than in any other state – and is

home to fifty-one state parks, six national parks or protected regions, two national protected forests or grasslands, and a network of wildlife preserves and conservation areas. There are currently thirty-nine recognized tribes with headquarters in Oklahoma and twenty-five Native American languages are still spoken here. See for more information. Stillwater is a smaller, welcoming city centered around the University, with approximately 50,000 full-time residents. Stillwater public schools were recently selected as one of the “100 Best Public School Systems in America,” and the city has excellent affordable housing. Faculty in the department also live in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by October 1, 2022. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, research and teaching statements, vita, reprints/preprints of representative research, and summary of course evaluations/evidence of teaching excellence. The application portfolio, compiled as a single PDF file, should be uploaded to the application portal at In addition, candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via email to Dr. Jennifer Byrd-Craven, Chair, Developmental Psychology Search Committee at Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Byrd-Craven.

Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit https:///