Tenure Track, nine-month appointment beginning August 16, 2024


To demonstrate its commitment to our core values, ISU has committed $4.5 million over a five-year period (2022-2027) to develop an incentive program with the goal of attracting candidates who advance our commitment to fostering an inclusive environment characterized by cultural understanding and engagement, ethical behavior, and a commitment to social justice.

The Department of Psychology invites applications for one tenure-track position beginning August 16, 2024. We are seeking qualified candidates in the field of Developmental Psychology with an emphasis in Child Development.

The Department of Psychology and the College of Arts and Sciences are committed to increasing faculty who promote equity, diversity and inclusion in their teaching, research, and service. ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service.  ISU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, people of color, and members of underserved/underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications: To be considered, applicants must:

1) hold a terminal degree in Developmental Psychology or related field; however, exceptional A.B.D. candidates will also be considered with an expected completion of their doctoral degree before May 15, 2025.

2) Candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in their teaching, research, and service through: a) the ability to work with, and be sensitive to, the educational needs of students from a diverse population including prior experience teaching and/or mentoring students from diverse cultural backgrounds; b) intellectual contributions in the areas of diversity, inclusion and education of culturally diverse and underserved populations; c) demonstrated ability to work collegially with a campus community from diverse cultural backgrounds.

3) Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.

Responsibilities include scholarly research/publishing, effective undergraduate and graduate teaching, and service. The normal teaching load is nine credit hours per semester. The individual in this position is thus expected to teach 3 courses each semester in the Department of Psychology.

Salary, Rank and Tenure: The position is a nine-month, tenure track appointment with the possibility of summer teaching. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The locus of annual evaluation, tenure, and promotion in rank will be in the Department of Psychology. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

The Department of Psychology (PSY) has built a strong reputation for scholarly work in the fields of School Psychology, Clinical-Counseling Psychology, Cognitive and Experimental Psychology, Industrial-Organizational/Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Quantitative Psychology. For more information about our program visit:

Illinois State University: Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. There are approximately 21,000 students in the six colleges of Illinois State University. In our most recent strategic plan Educate ∙ Connect ∙ Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we create a learning environment that results in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. Also visit the University’s metrics of excellence at (

Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a metro population of approximately 172,000. The community is also home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Carle BroMenn Medical Center, COUNTRY Financial, State Farm Insurance’s International Headquarters, Central Illinois Regional Airport, and electric truck manufacturer Rivian Motors. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and its citizens’ high level of educational attainment, as well as its parks and recreation, health care, vibrant fine arts scene, job growth, economic opportunity, historic sites, and low crime rates. SmartAsset ranked Bloomington IL, in the top 20 of the most livable cities in the U.S. (2022). Zippia named Bloomington, IL, as #1 on their “Happiest Cities” list (2020), and Best Choice Schools listed the area on its “30 Small College Towns with Great Quality of Life” (2020). Bloomington-Normal is conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis, and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield; many of these locations are accessible from Bloomington-Normal via the Amtrak located 1 block from ISU’s campus. For more information on our community, please visit (

Application Procedure:  Review of applications will begin October 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit an initial online faculty application referring to posting number 517486. To do this, visit ( where applicants must submit a complete application packet by uploading the requisite documents, which include: 1) letter of application; 2) a 1-2 page statement that describes ways that you would demonstrate/have demonstrated your commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service; 3) teaching philosophy; 4) research agenda; 5) curriculum vitae; and 6) the names and contact details of 3 references. EDI statements will be removed and evaluated first and candidates with EDI statements ranked highest will move on for further review. Applications will be considered incomplete until all required items are uploaded and will not be reviewed until complete. If any applicant has questions about the position, please contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Jeffrey Wagman (