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Assistant Professor in Psychology (Developmental Psychology or Child Clinical Psychology)

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Indianapolis
Categories: Faculty

The Department of Psychology at Butler University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology or Child Clinical Psychology to start in August 2024. We seek colleagues who are committed to inclusive undergraduate teaching and collaborative research with undergraduate students. The Butler Psychology Department values diversity among its faculty, is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from historically marginalized groups.  

Successful applicants will be broadly trained in psychology and will be ready to teach in a multidisciplinary university core curriculum. Standard teaching load is nine (9) credit hours per semester plus an active program of research involving undergraduate collaborators. We seek colleagues who will be ready to teach required psychology courses such as research methods and statistics, introductory psychology, lifespan developmental, abnormal psychology, and/or personality, as well as upper-level electives in their area of expertise. Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive environment for an increasingly diverse student body, both in the classroom and through or within their research. 

This position requires full-time, in-person instruction. A Ph.D. in Developmental or Child Clinical Psychology (or a closely related field) at the time of appointment is required. Applicants with research specializations engaging critical perspectives and/or focused on areas related to diversity are especially encouraged to apply.  

The Butler University Psychology Department is in the new science complex on campus. The Sally Beck Suite of the newly renovated Holcomb building houses the department and includes faculty offices, labs, and classrooms. More information about our department and the University can be found at:

Butler University offers support for faculty development in many ways, including start-up funds for research, internal grants for collaborative research with undergraduates, a learning community for new faculty, and funds for faculty and students to travel to present research.  

To apply, applicants should submit the following: 

  • cover letter discussing qualifications for and interest in the position 
  • CV 
  • statement of teaching interests which highlights evidence of effective and inclusive teaching
  • statement of research interests with plans for a program of research with the support of undergraduate students 
  • transcripts of graduate work or other evidence of terminal degree(s) (unofficial is acceptable for candidate review) 
  • list of 3-5 references, including name, title, and contact information (shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation) 

Review of applications will begin September 15th, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.  Please direct questions to search committee chair, Fabiana Alceste, Ph.D.,

Founded by abolitionist Ovid Butler in 1855 on the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, Butler University is a private, nationally recognized comprehensive university consisting of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Education, the Lacy School of Business, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Jordan College of the Arts, and College of Communication. Approximately 4,500 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate and doctoral students are enrolled at Butler, representing 46 states and 24 countries. Ranked #1 in the Midwest region by U.S. News and World Report and recognized for ”best undergraduate teaching” and ”most innovative schools,” Butler is located just five miles from downtown Indianapolis, a cultural center of the state ( 

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.  We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.