The Department of Psychology at California State University, Fresno is inviting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in developmental psychology beginning fall 2013.

We are seeking candidates with a strong academic and research background in developmental psychology, and those with expertise in developmental psychopathology are particularly encouraged to apply:  Candidates should show evidence of effectiveness in teaching and have an active research program that can involve both undergraduate and master level students.

Opportunities are available to collaborate with established programs in applied behavior analysis, school psychology and the department’s Autism Center. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate developmental psychology and specialty area courses, developing and maintaining an active research program that involves both undergraduate and master level students, and working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The University is committed to promoting the success of all, and to reducing the barriers to success related to differences in areas such as race, ethnicity, culture, disability, and more.  Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in this area.  For additional information on the University’s commitment to diversity visit:

An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Psychology or Human Development with a strong academic and research background in development is required for appointment to the tenure-track position.  Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered for the position but their degree must be granted by August 15, 2013 when the fall semester begins.  Finalists will be asked to submit official copies of their transcripts.

California State University, Fresno – – is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University system. We are a learning-centered University located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley in central California on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The current enrollment is approximately 20,000 students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds.  The campus is within easy driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, Lake Tahoe, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.

The Psychology Department – – offers a collegial, multidisciplinary-oriented faculty, and we have one of the strongest and most respected undergraduate programs in the California State University system.  We offer three graduate level programs and numerous resources to support faculty engagement and research.

To apply for this position, please visit our online employment site at  The application is submitted online, and the following supporting documents will be requested: 1) cover letter/letter of interest. 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) research plan and 5) a list of five professional references that includes names, titles, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses.  Under separate cover, three original letters of recommendation should be sent to the search committee chair at: Dr. Jean Ritter, Developmental Psychology Search Committee Chair, Department of Psychology, California State University Fresno, 2576 E. San Ramon Ave. M/S ST11, Fresno CA  93740-8039.