Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Molloy College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin on September 1st, 2021.

As the College seeks to continue to add value as one of the most affordable private institutions in the region, the founding of the new School of Arts and Sciences plays a major role in its future strategic goals. In line with Molloy College's Strategic Plan, the new School of Arts and Sciences seeks to address a number of its themes, from responsive education to student success to organizational effectiveness.

The successful candidate will teach Introduction to Child Life, Theories of Play and Creative Arts Therapies, Child Development 1: Prenatal through middle childhood, and Child Development 2: Middle childhood through adolescence. The Psychology Department at Molloy is a thriving department with a recently added Minor in Child Life. With our Child Life program and other health related programs at Molloy, hospital experience as a CCLS is a plus. There is potential to develop this minor into a new undergraduate major and graduate program. The selected individual may be expected to develop new courses in his/her area of expertise that help our majors secure careers in industry and/or prepare for graduate study in psychology. He/she may also be asked to create courses in emerging and innovative areas in alignment with other departments, programs and initiatives at the College. Emphasizing student-centered education and personal attention, the Department caps all upper level psychology classes at 25 students.

The primary professional responsibilities of Molloy's faculty are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the College, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in department, school, and campus-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. The successful candidate will also be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that encourages and celebrates diversity and differences. The successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in the College's shared commitment to study, service, and community.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Psychology with extensive study in developmental psychology specifically child development and Child Life. Consideration will be given to an advanced doctoral candidate.
  • Demonstrated potential of research as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching are expected.
  • An ability to involve students in research.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of training and experience in applied developmental psychology.
  • Active Certification as a Child Life Specialist (CCLS).
  • Demonstrated ability to secure grants.

To Apply: 

Interested applicants may submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and the Molloy College Application . Please submit all application materials in one submission to with Psychology in the subject line.

Molloy College, an independent, Catholic college, rooted in the Dominican tradition of study, spirituality, service and community, is committed to academic excellence with respect for each person. Through transformative education, Molloy promotes a lifelong search for truth and the development of ethical leadership.All Molloy College employees are expected to display an understanding of and a commitment to the College's mission and core values; foster relationships with a spirit of inclusivity, compassion and respect; appreciate and celebrate differences and support a welcoming and hospitable environment that is responsive and helpful to all members of the Molloy community and beyond.

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.