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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 conduct research in both the laboratory and applied settings, and who can speak to the real-world impact of the processes they study. Applications from individuals with expertise in behavioral and/or neuroscience methods are welcome. 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 also 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 also has an undergraduate certificate program in Human Factors: https://psych.utah.edu/human-factors/index.php. 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, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Psychiatry, Radiology, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and the Salt Lake Veterans Administration Medical Center. Established collaborations with medical school departments include access to rare patient populations (i.e., neurosurgical, psychiatric, and neurology patients).

The Department of Psychology is especially committed to the goal of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in academia. This proposed hire reflects the Department’s longstanding commitment to diversity (https://psych.utah.edu/diversity/engage.php), and its plan to build on and further develop a critical mass of scholars who focus on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) (see concurrent search in Social Psychology https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/136230. We encourage applications from members of any marginalized or historically underrepresented groups and from candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The University of Utah also 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 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 especially 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 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. The university administration provides strong support for faculty research and diversity in the Psychology Department.

About University of Utah, Psychology Department

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. The university administration provides strong support for faculty research and diversity in the Psychology Department.