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Assistant Professor in Psychological Science

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Faculty, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

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Job Summary

The Department of Cognitive Science in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2023. We seek applicants who are developing or using innovative techniques from statistics or machine learning to analyze, model, and interpret behavioral data, neural data, and/or naturally occurring datasets. 

We seek applicants whose research and teaching will contribute to our recently expanded, quantitatively oriented undergraduate program in psychological science, and further strengthen the department’s established undergraduate and graduate programs in cognitive science. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent, externally supported research program and teach courses in behavioral data science, Bayesian data analysis, and research methods and statistics. 

The Cognitive Science Department offers B.S. undergraduate programs in Psychological Science, Cognitive Science, and Philosophy, and M.S. and Ph.D. graduate programs in Cognitive Science. Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s oldest technological university. With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students from across the country and around the world, the university offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Rensselaer is located in Troy, NY, the heart of the “Tech Valley” region of the Hudson River Valley. The university’s Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) offers scholars and students opportunities for creative interdisciplinary research in the arts, performance technologies, science, and engineering.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or a closely related field at the time of appointment.

Evidence of effective teaching, and the ability to demonstrate, through accomplishment, promise of academic, scholarly and/or research achievement in We seek applicants whose research and teaching will contribute to our recently expanded, quantitatively oriented undergraduate program in psychological science, and further strengthen the department’s established undergraduate and graduate programs in cognitive science. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent, externally supported research program and teach courses in behavioral data science, Bayesian data analysis, and research methods and statistics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or a closely related field at the time of appointment.

Applicants must meet stated minimum education and experience requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates should have a strong theoretically motivated program of research that makes use of experimental approaches and complements the department’s existing strengths in cognition, perception, and/or action (broadly defined). 

Application instructions

 

Follow the on-screen prompts to create short online profile with contact information for three (3) referees.  Also please be ready to upload the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research/Scholarship
  • Statement of Teaching with Evidence of Effective Teaching
  • Diversity Statement

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact careers@rpi.edu 

Job Posted Date

Posting on October 14, 2022. Applications received by November 15, 2022 will receive first consideration.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to campus for an in-person academic experience.  To support this experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work primarily onsite.

Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated (and boosted when eligible) against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

 

 

 

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