Appointment of Dr. Jennifer McDermott as Interim Rudd Family Foundation Chair in Psychology
The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at UMass Amherst is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Martin McDermott as Interim Rudd Family Foundation Chair in Psychology, effective September 1, 2023. During her term as Interim Rudd Chair, Dr. McDermott will provide leadership for Rudd programming, including organizing the Rudd Visiting Professorship program and facilitating interdisciplinary working groups to tackle pressing adoption related issues, and collaborate with scholars and practioners to inform policy efforts to support adopted children and their families. She will also lead the search process for the new Rudd Chair, who will succeed Dr. Harold Grotevant, Inaugural Rudd Chair, now Emeritus. Dr. Grotevant stated, “I am thrilled that Dr. McDermott will be leading the Rudd Program and the search for the next Rudd Chair. As a developmental psychologist with a broad understanding of the issues involved with adoption in all its forms, she is positioned to continue the progress we have made in the past 15 years and provide a smooth transition for the next Chair.”
Details about the appointment can be found in the link below: https://www.umass.edu/ruddchair/appointment-dr-jennifer-mcdermott-interim-rudd-family-foundation-chair-psychology
Search Underway for Rudd Family Foundation Chair in Psychology
Dr. Harold Grotevant, Inaugural holder of the Rudd Chair, has announced his retirement; a search is now underway for his successor.
The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (https://www.pbs.umass.edu) is inviting applications for The Rudd Family Foundation Chair in Psychology at the Advanced Associate or Full Professor level, to lead the Rudd Adoption Research Program, starting in Fall 2023. We will begin to review applications on November 15, 2022, and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. For more information on the position including minimum qualifications and application instructions, please visit: http://careers.massachusetts.edu/cw/en-us/job/515788?lApplicationSubSourceID=