Assistant Professor of Cognitive Psychology
Deadline for Applications is  11/01/2021

Code: 17527 Posted: 09/03/2021

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Position Title: Assistant Professor

Employment Type: Full Time/Faculty /Exempt

Reports To: The Assistant Professor will report to Chair of the Psychology, Professional Counseling & Neuroscience Department.

Essential Job Functions

The Department of Psychology, Professional Counseling, and Neuroscience in the College of Natural and Health Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in Cognitive Psychology to begin August 2022. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence, have the ability to fulfill requirements in scholarship and research, contribute service to the university, college, department, profession, and community, and possess a strong appreciation for the University's student-centered mission. The Department is especially interested in candidates with research programs involving undergraduates and that fall under the specialization of cognitive psychology. Preference will also be given to candidates who have experience in teaching some of following courses: Cognitive Psychology, Learning and Memory, Research Methods, and Statistics. Prior experience can include teaching assistantships. The teaching load is 24 credits annually (4/4 standard fall/spring course teaching load). Depending on the needs of the department, opportunities to teach courses during the Summer and Winterim semesters may be available for additional compensation.

Key Job Responsibilities

60% Teaching:

  • Teaching courses in Cognitive Psychology, and other Psychology courses at the undergraduate level.

30% Scholarly Research

10% Service:

  • Service to Psychology Department, College of Natural and Health Sciences, UW-Parkside, profession and community.

1. Education

Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology or closely related field. ABD will also be considered; however, contract renewal will be contingent on completing degree within one-year of date of hire.

2. Experience

Demonstrated excellence in empirical research. Focus of research within cognitive psychology specialties and areas (such as Memory, Perception, Cognitive Neuroscience, Learning, Problem Solving, etc.) is open.

3. Certifications

Demonstrated excellence in teaching as instructor of record.

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

Total Compensation Estimator:

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references
  • Transcripts
  • Examples of Work
  • Teaching Evaluations

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Monday November 1st, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Position open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 11/02/2021

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