Assistant Professor of Cognition (65 views)

105 Main St, Durham, NH 03824
September 19, 2022

Assistant Professor of Cognition

Institution Information

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

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Summary of Position

The Department of Psychology at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the fall, of 2023 with a focus on human cognition broadly defined (e.g., psycholinguistics, cognitive neuroscience, perception, decision-making). The College of Liberal Arts is deeply committed to being an inclusive community in which people of diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives are respected and celebrated in our curriculum, our scholarship and artistry, and in our everyday practices and interactions.

The area of expertise within human cognition is open; however, we are particularly interested in faculty members who will enhance competitiveness for extramural funding through collaborations by taking an interdisciplinary approach that bridges psychology and another discipline, such as computer science, philosophy, neuroscience, biology, or education. We are particularly interested in those with a strong quantitative/mathematical background.

Applicants’ research interests should complement the current faculty in Psychology. History of or strong potential for external funding is desirable. Requirements: Ph.D. in psychology or a related field and a strong record of research and teaching. The successful applicant will teach courses in their area of specialization, and a course in Introductory Psychology, Introductory or Advanced/Graduate Statistics, or Research Methods; supervise doctoral and undergraduate student research, and advise undergraduate and doctoral students. Our standard teaching load is two courses per semester. Applicants should show a commitment to sustaining and advancing the goals of the institution’s diversity of students, faculty, and staff.

Additional Job Information

Review of applications begins October, 15th 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Upload cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement describing research and teaching interests, a diversity statement, reprints, and teaching evaluations to References will be contacted at the semi-finalist/phone interview stage of the process. Questions may be sent via email to the Search Chair, Professor Brett Gibson (

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Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in psychology or a related field and a strong record of research and potential for excellent teaching.

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.