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Assistant Professor of Psychology (Aging)

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Location: Washington, DC

Open Date: August 21, 2021

Deadline: Nov 14, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Department of Psychology and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Georgetown University invite applications for a tenure-track position to begin in August 2022. We are seeking an outstanding scholar in aging.  We understand aging as a dynamic process that unfolds across the life course, but the emphasis of this position is adult experience.  Areas of concentration could include, but are not limited to, healthy aging and affective changes across emotional, cognitive, and physical dimensions, neuroscience of aging, interventions for age-related changes in cognition and affect, and the significance of race/culture/ethnicity on the adult lifespan.

Candidates will be expected to develop an innovative research program, as demonstrated by a record of high-quality publications and external research support. Successful candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses, contribute to PhD-level training and mentorship in the Psychology Department, and contribute to the Master of Science in Aging and Health program in the Graduate School. 

The Psychology Department offers an undergraduate major in psychology, an honors program, and a doctoral degree with concentrations in Lifespan Cognitive Neuroscience and in Human Development and Public Policy. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers a Master of Science in Aging and Health. Georgetown’s multiple schools, departments, and programs address aging and adult development through innovative scholarship, teaching, and outreach. Faculty across three campuses – the Medical Center, Main Campus, and Law Center – explore aging issues in their scientific, legal, policy, and ethical dimensions. The Center for Population and Health and the Center on an Aging Society each support interdisciplinary research on health, policy, and intervention related to aging. Within the medical center, the Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging (CFMI) provides state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for functional and structural imaging using MRI, NIRS, and EEG. Physiological equipment is also available in CFMI and the Psychology Department. The Psychology Department maintains close ties with the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, which includes faculty from more than 10 departments across Georgetown’s medical center and main campus and is a rich source of collaboration and mentorship opportunities.

Georgetown seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to service, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The University is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research, and service toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.


A Ph.D. in psychology is required prior to appointment start date. Candidates must show strong promise of excellence in teaching as well as research.

Application Instructions

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Statement of teaching interest
  4. Statement of research interest
  5. Three letters of recommendation
  6. Statement explaining how the applicant has in the past and will in the future enrich a community that seeks a diversity of perspectives and people.

Applications are due by November 15.

For questions related to this position, please contact: Fathali Moghaddam, Professor and Search Committee Chair,

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