Associate Professor, Psychology

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Work type: Faculty (Tenure-Track)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Psychology
Division: Academic Affairs


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Position Summary:

The Department of Psychology at Rollins College invites applications for a tenure-track Associate Professor of Psychology position beginning August 2023. We are seeking an individual trained in developmental psychology or a related specialty with a Ph.D. to join our collaborative, engaged, and inclusive faculty and to serve as Executive Director of the Hume House Child Development & Student Research Center.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience and publication commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor; a track-record of management experience; the ability to lead a diverse team of lab school teaching and support staff and to develop strong rapport with preschool children, families, and other stakeholders; success in securing grant funds; and strong organizational skills and attention to detail. This faculty member will contribute 5 courses per academic year: in general, 4 Psychology courses (especially courses that contribute to our Developmental (DV) domain and courses in our statistics and research methods and/or perspectives in psychology series) and 1 course in Rollins general education, Rollins Conference, or Honors programs. We are also seeking someone who can develop courses in their area of specialization and demonstrates potential for a productive program of research. In addition to Hume House, a laboratory preschool, the Rollins Psychology department’s laboratory facilities include two human behavior suites and a rat and mouse animal colony.

The successful candidate must be able to contribute to a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment at Rollins College. We view differences (e.g., nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, perspectives) as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Founded in 1885, Rollins is Florida’s oldest recognized college. Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, residential liberal arts college.  The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation’s most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. For the last 10 years, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rollins No. 1 or No. 2 among southern regional universities. Rollins is one of only 36 Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the world. For additional information, please visit the College website at

Minimum Qualifications and Education: 

  • Ph.D. in developmental psychology or related field with preference given to research experience in early child development.
  • Undergraduate teaching experience in at least a Teaching Assistant capacity with potential to excel in the classroom. Preference to candidates with prior teaching experience as instructor of record.
  • Past management experience with preference given to individuals who have worked in a lab school setting.
  • Demonstration of programmatic research that does not require significant new research space, ideally with young children. Preference to candidates with an established program of research and history of publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Demonstrates an understanding that a liberal arts education includes a student-centered undergraduate experience.
  • Shows potential to effectively educate and mentor a diverse student population. Articulates the ability to contribute to and sustain a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment at Rollins.
  • All interactions with the members of the Rollins students, staff, and faculty should be respectful, responsive, and professional.


In order to plan and keep our campus as safe as possible during the pandemic, it is imperative that we know how many employees are vaccinated. New employees will need to report their vaccination status within 3 days of their start date. To learn more about Rollins effort about the College’s response to COVID-19, please click here.

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants must apply online via the College's employment website and upload the following materials as follows:

  1. Letter of interest, including a discussion of how you can contribute to a student-centered undergraduate learning community, foster an inclusive learning and working environment, and lead a diverse lab school team
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Evidence of teaching excellence including a statement of teaching philosophy and recent course evaluations
  4. Description of research interests, including any non-routine equipment needs and the ability to involve undergraduates in your research
  5. Provide three reference names and email addresses on application

** Preference will be given to applications received by September 15, 2022, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.**

Inquiries can be directed to:
Dr. Andrew Luchner
Chair, Department of Psychology

About Rollins College:

Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. to learn more, please click here.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

Benefits &

  • Paid Holidays and College Closure Days
  • Eligible for Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurances (within 30 days of hire)
  • 100% Employer-Funded Health Reimbursement Account ($125+/month)
  • 100% Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • 11.5% Employer Retirement Contributions
  • Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans
  • FREE On-Campus Parking
  • FREE Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events and more)
  • FREE Full Tuition for Employees and their Families
  • Pet Insurance
  • 100% Employer-Funded Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Award-Winning Wellbeing Programs: Blue Rewards, Rally Dollars, Hinge Health Musculoskeletal Coaching
  • Plus More!

Additional Perks:

  • Local & National Discount Programs, including Winter Park Locations (i.e. shops, restaurants, gift cards and more)
  • FREE E-Training Courses & Professional Development Opportunities
  • IT Software & Laptop Discounts (Apple, Lenovo, and more)
  • College Bookstore Discounts 
  • Annual Service Awards & Recognition Programs
  • Discover what it's like to live in Orlando: Live, Work, Play and Learn
  • Plus More!

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