Assistant Professor positions in Cognitive Psychology at Syracuse University closing soon

Dear Colleagues, We have two tenure track Assistant Professor positions in Cognitive Psychology at Syracuse University closing soon. As part of our multiyear hiring plan, the Department of Psychology at Syracuse University invites applications to two full time tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant professor. This recruitment is part of ongoing ambitious Invest Syracuse initiatives in (1) Aging, Behavioral Health, and Neuroscience, and (2) Computational Cognitive Science, with one current opening in each area. Candidates must have a program of research with potential to attract extramural funding and be committed to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, mentorship in undergraduate and doctoral student research and engage in department, college, and university-level service activities.

In Aging, the Department seeks an individual with a research program focused on developing or extending models of human cognition to describe and explain lifespan changes due to aging. We especially seek individuals with expertise in advanced computational modeling techniques.

As an integral part of the Invest Syracuse investment, Syracuse University is recruiting multiple candidates for faculty positions with a focus on healthy aging. Faculty hired into these positions will build on existing strengths in the Syracuse University Aging Studies Institute ( and will participate in an organized research cluster.

In Computational Cognitive Science the Department seeks an individual who will broaden our existing strength in computational cognitive modeling by being able to operate near the intersection of Cognitive Psychology with domains such as AI, Machine Learning, and Computational Linguistics. This position will leverage the research cluster in AI, Deep Learning & Autonomous Systems, which spans departments in Arts & Sciences, Engineering & Computer Science, Law, and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

In addition to skills and experience specific to their position, candidates should demonstrate excellence in cultural competence, including the ability to communicate effectively with people across cultures. More information about the department may be found at . Qualifications. Ph.D. required, with preference given to individuals with a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, Quantitative Psychology or Cognitive Science.

Job Specific Qualifications.

The successful candidate will – 1. Develop a program of research able to secure sponsored funding

  1. Teach graduate and undergraduate courses and mentor graduate and undergraduate students

  2. Engage in committee work and service activities in the doctoral program, department, college, & university

Application Instructions:

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must complete a brief online faculty application at and attach electronic copies of:

  1. a cover letter

  2. curriculum vitae

  3. a statement of research interests

  4. a statement of teaching interests and philosophy

  5. a statement of how the applicant will further Syracuse University’s commitment to build a culturally diverse and inclusive educational environment

  6. contact information for three letters of recommendation

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community. Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Further, the Department of Psychology has a strong tradition of recruiting and mentoring under- represented minority students through targeted initiatives including a visitation day and a funded summer research program. Candidates can read more about Syracuse’s commitment to inclusion here:

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Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs.

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