Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Department of Psychology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is searching for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of Psychology whose research area involves Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making. Ideal candidates should span at least two strands among computational, data-analytic, empirical, mathematical, and statistical approaches. In addition to studying the decision sciences (broadly construed), substantive areas of interest can include, but are not limited to, animal, biological, cognitive, clinical, developmental, educational, economic, neuroscientific, organizational, political, and social paradigms. Priority will be given to candidates with a strong potential, or an established track record, in interdisciplinary and/or converging approaches. The Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign embraces the values of open, rigorous, and reproducible science. Salary is competitive.

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Statement of Duties

Successful candidates are expected to (a) establish and maintain an active and independent research program, conducting high-quality scholarly research for publication in leading academic outlets, (b) teach effectively in the quantitative psychology program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and (c) provide service to the department, the university, and the profession.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants must have a promising research agenda and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. A Ph.D. in Psychology or other discipline broadly related to decision science is needed by mid-June 2020 for a preferred start date of August 16, 2020.

Application Material

To apply, create your candidate profile through and upload your application materials: letter of application, CV, representative publications, statement of teaching and research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness by October 15, 2019. The online application will require the contact information or Interfolio ID for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically by the Department within 1-2 business days after submission of the application. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.

Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to Prof. Michel Regenwetter at [email protected] with the subject line “Decision faculty search.”

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