Cognitive Psychology Search – 2022-23

The Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) and the Department of Psychology invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2023, pending final budgetary approval. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Psychology or Cognitive Science. Preference will be given to candidates who have established a record of nationally recognized research, obtained external research support (or have a high promise of doing so), and engaged in collaborative interdisciplinary research. We are particularly interested in applicants who have a background in adaptive instructional systems involving learning technologies, human-computer interaction, and computational modeling of learning.

The ideal faculty member will lead the development and testing of advanced learning environments and continue our 3-decade history of projects funded by the National Science Foundation, Institute of Education Sciences, Office of Naval Research, Army Research Laboratory, Advanced Distributed Learning, and other agencies. The Psychology Department comprises more than 30 full-time faculty members, 125 graduate students, and 900 undergraduate majors. Graduate degree programs include APA-accredited doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology and School Psychology, a doctoral program in Experimental Psychology, a master’s degree program in General Psychology, and an M.A./Ed.S. Program in School Psychology.  Psychology faculty actively collaborate with scientists at the Institute for Intelligent Systems housed within the FedEx Institute of Technology. The IIS, an interdisciplinary research center, is dedicated to advancing the state of knowledge and capabilities of intelligent systems, including psychological, biological, and artificial systems. The colleague recruited for this position will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  

The Department of Psychology is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive faculty committed to education and service to others in a multicultural environment. We encourage applications from all those who can contribute to this goal. 

Applicants with Ph.D. expected before or by August 2023 must upload a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, a diversity and inclusion statement, contact information for three referees willing to provide a letter of reference, and three selected publications to (link to apply).  

A review of applicants will begin on January 9, 2023, and may continue until the position is filled.

Applicants interested in this position should direct inquiries to Dr. Phil Pavlik (ppavlik@memphis.edu), Chair of the AIS IIS and Psychology Search Committee.