University of Utah Assistant Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah
Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Department 00143 - Psychology Department
City Salt Lake City, UT
Track Tenure Track
New Position to Begin July 1, 2020
Applied Cognition at the University of Utah. The Department of Psychology at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Applied Cognition at the assistant professor level. We welcome applications from any area of cognitive psychology (including but not limited to: memory, executive functioning, attention, perception, decision-making, and reasoning) with a strong theory-based research program. We especially welcome applicants who use cognitive neuroscience methods, conduct research in both the laboratory and applied settings, and who can speak to the real-world impact of the processes they study. Applicants should have the ability and interest to teach undergraduate and graduate courses such as learning & memory, cognition, and cognitive neuroscience. Candidates should have an excellent and sustained record of research and evidence of the potential or demonstrated ability to generate extramural funding, commensurate with their career stage.
The Department of Psychology values interdisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourages collaboration across four traditional programs (Developmental, Clinical, Cognition and Neural Sciences, and Social). In addition to a doctoral program in cognition and neural science, the University of Utah has an interdepartmental neuroscience graduate program: http://neuroscience.med.utah.edu. The department promotes multidisciplinary collaboration outside of the Department of Psychology with active ties to the Consortium for Families and Health Research, University of Utah Neuroscience Initiative, the School of Computing, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Bioengineering, the Business School, the College of Education, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Radiology, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and the Salt Lake Veterans Administration Medical Center. The Department of Psychology is committed to the goal of promoting diversity in academia and welcomes candidates whose interests and skills contribute to this goal.
The University of Utah is a PAC -12 institution located in Salt Lake City nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. With an enrollment of 31,000 students, it is the flagship university for the state of Utah.
Please submit statements describing research, teaching interests, and how your work and other experience contribute to the success of underrepresented students, along with a curriculum vitae, three representative reprints or preprints of publications, and contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted at: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/93986. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.
Special Instructions for Candidates
Open Date 06/19/2019
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN00429CF