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Assistant Professor, Developmental Psychology

University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI
Start date
Nov 9, 2023
Closing date
Dec 9, 2023

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The University of Wisconsin-Stout Psychology Department is seeking applicants with a developmental psychology background for a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor to join our Psychology Department in August 2024.

As a teaching and application focused campus, we are seeking someone who is excited to engage in active learning experiences with our undergraduate students. The qualified candidate will teach courses such as: Child Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Research Methods, along with courses related to the qualified candidate's expertise areas, as needed. The qualified candidate will also be expected to engage in research, mentor and advise undergraduate students, as well as engage in service to the profession, department, and/or university. UW-Stout provides numerous opportunities for faculty to continually develop and improve on the quality of their teaching skills by offering on and off-campus professional development experiences each year.


  • A doctorate in Psychology or a closely related field (e.g. human development and family studies, child psychology) with a focus on developmental psychology by employment start date
  • Commitment to teaching undergraduate courses in developmental psychology
Highly Desired/Preferred

Applicants should ideally be able to demonstrate evidence of experience or potential in:
  • teaching undergraduate courses in the general area of psychology as well as in own area of expertise (e.g. child psychology, adolescent psychology)
  • developing an active psychology research program involving undergraduate students
  • undergraduate academic advisement
  • a commitment to service at the departmental and university level
  • contributing to a climate (work environment) that embraces inclusion.

As a teaching focused campus, our faculty are expected to teach a variety of courses in their discipline and to provide student academic advisement. Faculty are expected to conduct assessment of student learning, which includes contributing to academic program assessment and continuous improvement processes, in collaboration with faculty and staff. Faculty members are also expected to engage in scholarship and participate in university service to support continuous improvement and a culture of collegiality and civility.


The Psychology Department's purpose is to engage its faculty and students in discovery, critical thinking and self-development in order to foster growth as enlightened citizens, able to enrich lives in local and global communities. The department offers a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Applied Psychology.


Applications received by the end of the day, November 1st, 2023, are ensured full consideration. Applications submitted after November 1st, 2023, may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee.

To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to:

Required application materials:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Statement of teaching philosophy and (if applicable) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations, peer evaluations, etc.)
4. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
5. Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts (official transcripts required at time of hire)

Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Chelsea Lovejoy, PhD

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Amy Gjestson


University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University, offers an unmatched career-focused education that combines applied learning, theory and research with real-world experience that prepares tomorrow's leaders to drive the future of business and industry. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we are proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.

UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only full four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.

We offer 45+ undergraduate degrees, 20+ graduate degrees and 30+ professional certificates in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 7,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national and international leader in higher education.

Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at

University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan, demonstrating our commitment to the diverse needs of our employees.
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All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate's completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor(s) questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:

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Find Your Calling at UW-Stout

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is a career-focused polytechnic university emphasizing applied learning. UW-Stout is known for the annual career success of its graduates, with 97 percent employed or continuing their education upon graduation.

At UW-Stout, you will join a vibrant community of passionate educators and support staff who impact our students' lives and our society at large. We call ourselves Stout Proud, and we are looking for talented individuals to join our team.

With over 1,400 employees, UW-Stout offers a wide range of positions for faculty, both tenure-track and adjunct, as well as for administrators, managers, professional and support staff. We offer exceptional benefits and a rewarding academic environment.

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