Assistant Professor, Cognitive Psychology Rochester Institute of Technology United States

The Department of Psychology at the Rochester Institute of Technology ( invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor position starting Mid-August 2019. We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic psychologist who will serve as an instructor, researcher, and mentor to students. Candidates should have expertise in the area of Cognitive Psychology, preferably with expertise in modeling of cognition or game theory. The Department of Psychology at RIT serves a rapidly expanding student population. The position requires a strong commitment to teaching, active research and publication, and a strong potential to attract external funding. Faculty are expected to supervise graduate and undergraduate students in research. The hire will be expected to contribute to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as the Human Centered Computing ( program, through the teaching of our research method courses and cognitive psychology courses. We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.



  • Have Ph.D., or Ph.D. expected by July 1, 2019 in cognitive psychology or related specialty;
  • Have demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in psychology;
  • Have consistently and recently published;
  • Have demonstrated teaching ability and have taught college courses independently beyond TA;
  • Have demonstrated ability to supervise student research;
  • Show external research grant attainment potential;
  • Show a career trajectory that emphasizes a balance between teaching and research;
  • Show a fit with the department of psychology’s general mission, teaching, research, and resources.
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.



Read the full ad and apply online at; search openings, then Keyword Search 4009BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

  • A brief teaching philosophy 
  • A research statement that includes information about previous grant work, the potential for future grants, and information about one-on-one supervision of student research
  • The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
  • Contribution to Diversity Statement


You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Dr. Esa Rantanen (


To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by October 1st 2018. The position will be kept open until a suitable candidate is found.


RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion.  For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov

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