The Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology program in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2024. You can learn more about our program HERE.

The program seeks applicants whose scholarship advances our understanding of social and emotional development, broadly defined. We are interested in developmental or educational psychology scholars whose research considers psychological processes (e.g., regulatory, affective, cognitive) and contextual factors (e.g., family, school, neighborhood) in the social and emotional lives of children/adolescents.

We welcome applications from candidates who consider the interplay of individual, interpersonal, ethnic/racial and/or cultural aspects of social and emotional development. Promising candidates will have a background in psychological research and be able to draw on different disciplinary perspectives and methodological approaches to inform their work. We invite researchers whose scholarship informs practice and policy (e.g., through intervention studies or otherwise) to apply. In line with the Boston College and LSEHD mission, we encourage applications from scholars whose research may have implications that would support the thriving of children from minoritized and underrepresented identity groups.

Successful candidates will have a good record of research productivity; the potential to develop independent, externally-funded research; a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and advising at the undergraduate and graduate level; and an ability to collaborate with others for the good of the department, university, and their scholarly field.


We invite applications from candidates who will have earned their PhD in Developmental or Educational Psychology or other related fields by August 15th 2024. Review of applications will begin October 1st 2023. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one sample of scholarly writing, evidence of successful teaching, and three letters of reference by uploading to For information contact the search chair, Dr. Paul Poteat (

Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Boston College strongly encourages applications from scholars from diverse backgrounds.