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Sep 3 2022

Faculty Tenure Track Faculty, Experimental Psychology

Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, New York, United States

Tenure Track Faculty
College of Liberal Arts

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track
Faculty Discipline: Experimental Psychology
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Employment Category: Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date: 09-Aug-2023

Detailed Job Description
The Department of Psychology at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT; 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 individuals who have 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. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Department/College Description
The Department of Psychology at RIT offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, Advanced Certificates, minors,
immersions, electives, and a new interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree program in Cognitive Science. The B.S. degree provides a general foundation in psychology with specialized training in one of five tracks: biopsychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, and developmental psychology. The M.S. degree is in Experimental Psychology, with an Advanced Certificate offered in Engineering Psychology. The Ph.D. degree is in Cognitive Science and the program is broadly interdisciplinary with several partner units across the university. We also offer joint degrees B.S. degrees in Human Centered Computing and Neuroscience.

The College of Liberal Arts is one of nine colleges within Rochester Institute of Technology. The College has over 150 faculty in 13 departments in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The
College currently offers fourteen undergraduate degree programs and five Master degrees, serving over 800 students.

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at .

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.

Required Minimum Education Level

Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution

How To Apply
Apply online at; search openings, then Keyword Search 7153BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

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Additional Details

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.


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