Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) (60 views)

Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
August 31, 2022

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

The Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of Psychology in the area of visual cognition. We welcome applications from a wide variety of scholars. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research area involves visualization and visual reasoning, possibly with connections to visual communication and design. We especially encourage applications from scholars who are well versed in statistical and computational techniques and research design, and who incorporate efforts to improve reproducibility and replicability in the field.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain an active and independent research program, teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession. A Ph.D. in Psychology or other discipline broadly related to visualization and visual reasoning is required prior to the start date, with a preferred start date of August 16, 2023.  Salary is commensurate with rank and qualifications.

To apply, create your candidate profile through and submit the following application materials:  a letter of application; your curriculum vitae; up to 3 representative publications; a statement of teaching and research interests; a statement describing how your research, service, and/or teaching has or will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Contact information for three professional references will be requested 1-2 business days after application submission. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Full consideration is guaranteed for all applications received by October 3, 2022.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of Illinois and the Psychology Department. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to Jane Jukes at

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