DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Department of Psychology at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT; www.rit.edu/psychology) invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting in August 2023. We are seeking two energetic and enthusiastic psychologists who will serve as instructors, researchers, and mentors to students in our undergraduate (Psychology, Neuroscience) and graduate programs (Masters in Experimental Psychology, Ph.D. in Cognitive Science). We are particularly looking to build a cohort who can contribute to the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Cognitive Science. Candidates should have expertise in an area of Cognitive Science such as cognitive psychology, comparative psychology, cognitive or behavioral neuroscience, AI, computational/psycho-linguistics or related areas. The Department of Psychology at RIT serves a rapidly expanding student population. The position requires a strong commitment to teaching, active research and publication, and a strong potential to attract external funding. Teaching and research are priorities for faculty at RIT, and all faculty are expected to mentor students through advising, research and in class experiences. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in our undergraduate cognitive psychology track (Memory & Attention, Language & Thought, Decision Making, Judgement & Problem Solving), be able to teach research methods/statistics courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, and teach and mentor students in our Cognitive Science Ph.D. program. In addition, candidates must be able to do research and work effectively within the department’s existing lab space. RIT provides many opportunities for collaborative research across the institute in many diverse disciplines such as AI, Digital Humanities, Human-Centered Computing, and Cybersecurity.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. We are seeking individuals who are committed to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Have PhD., or PhD. expected by July 1, 2023 in cognitive psychology or cognitive science related specialty;
Have demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in psychology;
Have consistently and recently published;
Have demonstrated teaching ability and have taught college courses independently beyond TA;
Have demonstrated ability to supervise student research;
Demonstrate external research grant attainment potential;
Demonstrate expertise in research and teaching in cognitive science;
Show a career trajectory that emphasizes a balance between teaching and research;
Show a fit with the Department of Psychology’s general mission, teaching, research, and resources.
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at Job Search Welcome | Rochester Institute of Technology; search openings, then Keyword Search 7153BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:
- A brief teaching philosophy
- The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
- Contribution to Diversity Statement