Rochester Institute of Technology — Assistant Professor, Psychology – Tenure Track

Assistant Professor, Psychology – Tenure Track
College of Liberal Arts

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track
Faculty Discipline:
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Employment Category: Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date: 12-Aug-2020

Department/College Description

The Department of Psychology at RIT offers B.S. and M.S. degrees, Advanced Certificates, minors, immersions, and electives. 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. M.S. degrees are in School Psychology and Experimental Psychology, with Advanced Certificates offered in School Psychology and Engineering Psychology.

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.

Detailed Job Description

The Department of Psychology at the Rochester Institute of Technology ( invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor position starting Mid-August 2020. We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic psychologist who will serve as an instructor, researcher, and mentor to students. Candidates should have expertise in the area of Cognitive Psychology. 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. Faculty are expected to supervise graduate and undergraduate students in research.

The hire will be expected to contribute to the Department's undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as the Human Centered Computing ( program, through the teaching of our research method courses and upper-level cognitive psychology courses (Memory & Attention; Language & Thought; and, Decision, Judgements, & Problem Solving). HCC is a joint degree program offered by the Department of Psychology and the School of Information which provides opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and research in the intersection of psychology and computing. Teaching and research are priorities for faculty at RIT, and all faculty are expected to mentor students through advising, research and in class experiences. 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 areas of Artificial Intelligence, Digital Humanities, and other cognitive science areas.

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. Select to view links to RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Have PhD., or PhD. expected by July 1, 2020 in cognitive psychology or 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 Psychology;
  • 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.

Required Minimum Education Level

Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Reference Letter, Research Statement

How To Apply

Apply online at; search openings, then Keyword Search 4783BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

  • A brief teaching philosophy
  • A research statement that includes information about previous grant work, the potential for future grants, and information about one-on-one supervision of student research
  • The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
  • Contribution to Diversity Statement

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Dr. Andrew Herbert ( To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by Novmber 1st 2019. The position will be kept open until a suitable candidate is found.

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