Job Details

University of San Diego
  • Position Number: 1268370
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Psychology

Assistant Professor, Cognitive Psychology

Department Description:

The University of San Diego is a contemporary, liberal arts Catholic institution whose mission strongly supports academic excellence, diversity, community, and compassionate service.

The Department of Psychological Sciences offers two undergraduate majors: one in Psychology and an interdisciplinary major in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Detailed Description:

The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of San Diego invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Cognitive Psychology. The department values both teaching and research and the typical teaching load is three courses per semester. We welcome candidates who are innovative in their pedagogical and research approaches to investigating cognitive psychology. The successful applicant should be able to teach Cognitive Psychology, Advanced Research Methods in Cognitive Psychology Capstone, Introductory Psychology, Statistics, and Research Methods. There is also the opportunity to teach upper-division specialty courses in his/her area of expertise (e.g., Attention, Language, Memory, and/or Decision-Making). The department is especially interested in someone with a strong statistics background.

Preferred candidate will have university-level teaching experience, and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates will also be expected to have a strong research agenda, participate in University service, and advise undergraduates. The departmental expectation is that the research program would involve undergraduate students as research assistants and collaborators, and primarily be conducted on campus. Candidates with experience working with and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds are especially welcome to apply.

Job Requirements:

Completed Ph.D. in Psychology or related field at the time of appointment.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions

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For full consideration, please submit your application by September 24th, 2018.

Please include a cover letter, curriculum vita, and statements on teaching and research, as well as teaching evaluations, a representative sample of reprints, and three references. All materials should be in PDF and submitted to the university recruitment website. Questions about the position can be submitted to the Department of Psychological Sciences, by e-mail ( or mailed to Department of Psychological Sciences, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA, 92110.

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Additional Details:

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

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