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Assistant Professor, Psychology

Apply now Job no: 493534
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 Assistant Professor of Psychology position beginning August 2024. We are seeking an individual trained in developmental psychology or a related field with a Ph.D. to join our collaborative, engaged, and inclusive faculty. This faculty member will contribute 6 courses per academic year: in general, 5 Psychology courses (courses that contribute to our Developmental (DV) domain and in their area of specialization and courses in our statistics and research methods and/or perspectives in psychology series) and 1 course in Rollins general education, Rollins College Conference (RCC), or Honors programs. We are also seeking someone who demonstrates potential for a productive program of research, preferably utilizing our laboratory preschool, the Hume House Child Development and Student Research Center. Additionally, 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. We view differences (e.g., nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, perspectives) as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Rollins College is a comprehensive liberal arts college located just north of Orlando, FL, a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. Nearby Orlando International Airport provides easy access to U.S. and international destinations. The college emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes and ranks number one among 121 Southern master’s-level universities in the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. 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.
  • Demonstration of programmatic research that does not require significant new research space, ideally with young children. Preference to candidates with a history of publication in peer-reviewed journals and a completed dissertation.
  • 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.

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 and foster an inclusive learning and working environment 
  2. Curriculum vitae 
  3. Evidence of teaching excellence including a statement of teaching philosophy and recent course evaluations (if available)
  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 (Letters of recommendation will be requested from candidates selected for phone interviews.)

**Preference will be given to applications received by September 15, 2023, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.**

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

Diversity & Inclusion at Rollins:


Rollins is a private college committed to free inquiry and 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. 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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