Assistant Professor of Computational Modeling of Behavior (42 views)

Assistant Professor of Computational Modeling of Behavior

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 a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin fall, 2022 with a focus on the computational modeling of the mechanisms underlying cognition and perception. Area of expertise within psychology is open; however, we are particularly interested in a faculty member who will enhance competitiveness for extramural funding through collaborations by taking an interdisciplinary approach that bridges psychology and another discipline within cognitive science, such as computer science, philosophy, neuroscience, or biology.  A strong quantitative background is highly desirable.  

 Applicant’s research interests should complement current faculty in Psychology. History of or strong potential for external funding is desirable. The successful applicant will teach courses in their area of specialization, and a course in Introductory Psychology, 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 sustain and advance the goals of the institution’s diversity of students, faculty, and staff.

Additional Job Information

Review of applications begins January 1, 2022, and will continue until February 1, or until the position is filled. Upload cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement describing research and teaching interests, reprints, teaching evaluations to, and have three referees submit letters to Questions may be sent via email to Search Co-Chairs Brett Gibson ( and/or Caitlin Mills (

UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption.

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.

Special Requirements                                                            

A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

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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.