Assistant Professor, Cognitive Psychology

Website uofmemphis The University of Memphis

  • Posting Date: 11/05/2020
  • Posting Number: FAE1173
  • Advertised Title: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Psychology
  • Campus Location: Main Campus (Memphis, TN)
  • Position Number: 016496
  • Category: Full-Time Faculty
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
  • Hiring Range: Highly Competitive and Commensurate with qualifications
  • Open Until Screening Begins: No

Position Summary

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Cognitive Psychology at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2021, pending final budgetary approval. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Psychology or Cognitive Science. Preference will be given to candidates who have established a record of nationally recognized research, obtained external research support (or have high promise of doing so), and engaged in collaborative interdisciplinary research. We are particularly interested in applicants who have a background in the psychology of learning technologies, human-computer interaction, and computational modeling of learning. The ideal faculty member will lead the development and testing of advanced learning environments and continue our 3-decade history of projects funded by the Office of Naval Research, Army Research Laboratory, Advanced Distributed Learning, National Science Foundation, Institute of Education Sciences, and other agencies. The Psychology Department consists of more than 30 full-time faculty members, 125 graduate students, and 900 undergraduate majors. Graduate degree programs include APA-accredited doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology and School Psychology; a doctoral program in Experimental Psychology; a master’s degree program in General Psychology; and a M.A./Ed.S. Program in School Psychology. Psychology faculty actively collaborate with scientists at the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) housed within the FedEx Institute of Technology. The IIS, an interdisciplinary research center, is dedicated to advancing the state of knowledge and capabilities of intelligent systems, including psychological, biological, and artificial systems. The colleague recruited for this position will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Psychology is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive faculty committed to education and service to others in a multicultural environment. We encourage applications from all those who can contribute to this goal. Applicants must upload a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, a diversity and inclusion statement, contact information for three professional reference providers, and three selected publications. Review of applicants will begin on January 8, 2021 and may continue until the position is filled. Applicants interested in this position should direct inquiries to Dr. Phil Pavlik (, Chair of the Cognitive Psychology Search Committee.

Minimum Position Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a field related to the areas in the psychology of computer-human interaction, computational modeling, human factors, and/or learning technologies.
  • Familiarity and experience with learning technologies.
  • Interest in leading or contributing to external grants and contracts in the above areas.

Instructions to Applicant regarding references
Please provide names and contact information for three reference providers who will attest to your qualifications. They will be contacted by email and asked to upload their reference letters to this system.

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