The Georgetown University Department of Psychology is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position effective August 1, 2013. We are interested in candidates whose research explores influences on educational outcomes, including those at the elementary, middle and high school levels, as well as early educational outcomes. For example, research programs could investigate school culture and quality; family environments and parental involvement; race, ethnicity, and country of origin; and implications for and effects of public policy. Candidates with specific interests in science and math outcomes are encouraged to apply. Although not limited to these areas, the applicant’s expertise should fall within the scope of the department’s strength in Human Development and Public Policy. More information about this specialty area and existing programs of faculty research can be found elsewhere on our website. Excellent teaching skills, a strong record of publication and of successful attempts to secure external funding will be advantageous. Advanced quantitative analysis skills are also highly desirable. The candidate should be prepared to teach introductory level undergraduate courses as well as an undergraduate seminar. The ability and willingness to teach one of the Department’s two basic courses, General Psychology and Research Methods and Statistics, would also be greatly welcomed. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to the graduate program in Human Development and Public Policy.

The Georgetown University Department of Psychology offers an undergraduate major in psychology, and also hosts an undergraduate Honors Program. In addition, the College of Arts and Sciences is newly introducing a course of study leading to an undergraduate minor in education. At the graduate level, the Department hosts a program leading to the Ph.D. in Developmental Science with a concentration either in Lifespan Cognitive Neuroscience or in Human Development and Public Policy. The department emphasizes interdisciplinary alliances with other areas of strength at Georgetown including theGeorgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown Law Center, and Georgetown School of Foreign Service. More information about the Department, its current faculty, and its various programs can be found elsewhere on our website. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please send a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, three letters of reference, and re-prints of representative sample of published works to: Fathali Moghaddam, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, Department of Psychology, 306 White Gravenor Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets, NW, Washington, D.C., 20057. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but we aim to complete the search as early as possible. For electronic submissions, please e-mail your materials to “” For any additional questions please contact Brad Kelly, Administrative Assistant, at

Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic University in the United States, is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.