Assistant Professor—Adolescent Development/Emerging Adulthood

The School of Education and Social Policy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Human Development and Social Policy. We are seeking a scholar whose research focuses on adolescent development, emerging adulthood, and/or the transition to adulthood. Specific interests might include (but are not limited to): developmental processes (e.g., emotion, motivation, cognition, personality, social functioning); biological aspects of human development and/or neuroscience; developmental research methods and measurement; prevention and/or intervention science. Candidates who conduct research at the interface between human development and social or cultural context, prevention/intervention, or social policy are especially encouraged to apply. Suggested qualifications: Earned doctorate in psychology, human development, applied developmental science, family studies, education, sociology, anthropology, prevention science, or any related social-science discipline and evidence of strong scholarly potential or productivity. Teaching and advising responsibilities will include doctoral students in the Human Development and Social Policy (HDSP) program, as well as masters or undergraduate courses. Applicants who can teach quantitative methods are especially encouraged to apply. 

Applicants should submit electronically a letter outlining their research program and teaching experience, a current CV, representative reprints, and three letters of reference, to Professor Emma Adam, Search Committee Chair, c/o Laura Salus at by October 15, 2017. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials before that date.

Minorities and women are strongly urged to apply. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.  Northwestern University is located in an attractive lakefront community adjacent to Chicago. For more information about the School of Education and Social Policy, go to