Psychology Assistant Professor in the Area of Cognitive or Affective Science

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Psychology Assistant Professor in the Area of Cognitive or Affective Science
Position Type Social/ Behavioral Sciences
Position Description

The Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania intends to make multiple appointments in the areas of Cognitive Science and Affective Science over the next several years. Our primary focus is at the junior, Assistant Professor level, but in exceptional circumstances a more senior hire may be considered. We are interested in candidates with research interests in the areas, broadly defined, of cognitive science (e.g., learning and memory, perception, attention, language, or decision making) or affective science (e.g., clinical or health psychology; social, moral, or political psychology; positive psychology; or the psychology of individual differences), and who use any number of approaches, including but not limited to computational, neuroscientific (behavioral, systems, or cognitive), or developmental. Interested candidates should submit materials online at and include a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three referees. Candidates will contribute to the teaching mission of the university with introductory courses such as Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Brain and Behavior, Cognitive Psychology, or Abnormal Psychology, as well as advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in specific areas of interest. Referees will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a recommendation letter to the website. Review of applications will begin on September 18, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The Department of Psychology is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information, see The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Position Posting Date 08/24/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Number 1346
Affirmative Action Statement

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Which of the following broad areas best describes your area of research specialty (pick one only)?
    • Cognitive Science
    • Affective Science
  2. Which of the following sub-fields best describes your area of research specialty (pick one only):
    • Behavioral neuroscience
    • Clinical psychology
    • Cognitive neuroscience
    • Cognitive psychology
    • Developmental psychology
    • Social psychology / JDM
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Teaching Statement
  3. Research Statement/Research Proposals
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter