Company Name:

The College of the Holy Cross


Worcester, Massachusetts

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:


Date Posted:

August 1, 2019

Two Tenure-Track Positions in Psychology: Developmental Psychology; Animal Behavior and Cognition


The Department of Psychology at the College of the Holy Cross is searching to fill two full-time tenure-track appointments to begin in August 2020: one in the area of developmental psychology, the other in the area of animal behavior and cognition.

For the developmental psychology position, we are particularly interested in a colleague who approaches human developmental processes from a sociocultural framework, and could include a teacher/scholar who specializes in the socioemotional development of children, adolescents, adults, or aging populations.

For the animal behavior and cognition position, our particular interest is in a colleague who approaches their scholarly work from an evolutionary/comparative framework. The candidate’s research may focus on the study of small animals or non-human primates, and may provide comparisons to human populations. Scholars who use small animals in their research program will have access to a vivarium, scheduled to be fully renovated during summer 2020, that offers state-of-the-art housing, behavioral testing spaces, and a wet lab.

The successful candidates for either position will be expected to teach intermediate-level courses (including but not limited to those currently in our curriculum;; advanced courses in their specialty area; and service courses such as Introduction to Psychology, Statistics, or Research Methods. Courses offered by the successful candidate in the animal behavior and cognition position may also serve as electives for the interdisciplinary minor in neuroscience (for examples, visit

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure-track faculty are eligible for reimbursement of relocation costs and travel support within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College and the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit


Faculty members are expected to demonstrate a commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching and mentoring in the context of liberal arts education; to maintain an active program of independent research; and to engage students in the research process. A Ph.D. is required.


Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching aptitude, interests, and philosophy; a statement of research interests; representative reprints (no more than three); graduate and undergraduate transcripts; and three confidential letters of recommendation, at least one of which speaks explicitly to teaching experience.

As a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college, the College values dialog among people from diverse perspectives as it is integral to the mission and essential to the excellence of our academic program (see In your application please highlight how your scholarship, teaching, mentorship and/or service might support the College’s mission and its commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. For the developmental psychology position, submit all application materials to by September 22, 2019. For the animal behavior and cognition position, submit all application materials to by October 3, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Initial telephone interviews of selected applicants will take place shortly thereafter. Questions about the either position may be directed to Richard Schmidt, Chair, Department of Psychology, at


The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.

Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

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