Assistant Professor of Child Psychology

Yale University Child Study Center


The Yale Child Study Center, a division of Yale Medical School, invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, with a focus on adolescent social and emotional development, starting Fall 2022. We seek experts in the development and testing of school-based interventions, with a specific emphasis on fostering emotional intelligence and creative problem-solving skills in teens. The candidate will have knowledge of how to execute high-quality applied research within secondary school settings, including a demonstrated record of establishing and maintaining relationships with community and school partners, and collaborating with students and educators in the co-construction of novel approaches to social and emotional learning (SEL) and the assessment tools necessary for this line of study. Qualified candidates will be knowledgeable of current, empirically supported SEL and adolescent mental health intervention approaches, as well as the research methodologies necessary for executing an applied program of research, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method designs.


The candidate should have a proven record of external funding, primarily in education research, and be ready to work collaboratively within the department and across the institution, mentor students, and teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in child social and emotional development, developmental psychopathology, and psychology of creativity and innovation. 

Application Instructions

Yale University provides a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including the Yale Home Buyers program, a scholarship program for dependents at any college, and a 5% match to contributions to your Yale retirement account.

Applicants should submit a CV, three letters of reference, and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience. Please apply to this position through Interfolio using this link Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicant must be legally employable.