The School of Education at Boston University invites applications for a full-time Clinical Associate Professor of Human Development.  We are seeking a faculty member who shares the School of Education’s commitment to the preparation of educators and the advancement of evidence-based practice.  Candidates should also share our commitment to supporting and improving education with scholarship.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will help advance the master’s program in applied human development, teach graduate courses in the Counseling Psychology and Human Development cluster, advise masters and doctoral students; and publish scholarly work.  The position will join the faculty in Counseling Psychology and Human Development and while the research expertise is open, the successful candidate’s expertise is expected to complement the current faculty in Applied Human Development.  The successful candidate would be one who has demonstrated specialization in research and practice related to youth populations.  Specific course expertise in child and adolescent development in the context of schooling, designing effective learning environments in or out of school is preferred.  A history of program development and leadership as well as extramural funding is highly desirable.

This Clinical Associate Professor position begins July 1, 2015. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.


  • An earned doctorate in education, psychology, or other related field is required;
  • Excellent organizational skills. Preference will be given to applicants with a history of leadership and/or program development;
  • A history of participating in interdisciplinary research is highly desirable;
  • Prior college or university teaching experience; and
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills.

Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in positive youth development, particularly in areas that are complementary to the range of interests and skills of the current faculty. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee:

Dr. Amie Grills (

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following documents electronically to

  • Cover letter explaining suitability for position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Samples of program development and evaluation
  • Samples of scholarship
  • Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.