Oct 24, 2018

Assistant Professor of Psychology in Cognition and Learning

  • University of Southern Maine
  • Portland, Maine
Full time Cognitive

Job Description

The University of Southern Maine seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Psychology with a specialization in Cognition and Learning starting September 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses that may include Sensation and Perception, Psychology of Learning, Cognitive Processes, and History and Systems.

Primary duties will include, but are not limited to, undergraduate teaching in psychological science, a program of research/scholarship, effective student advising/mentoring, and service to the department, university, community, and discipline. The typical teaching load is 3 courses per semester. The successful candidate may also have opportunities to teach courses that satisfy CORE requirements. The Department is housed within the College of Science, Technology, and Health. Department offices are located on the Portland campus where the majority of courses are held, but courses may be offered on any USM campus or online, depending upon faculty availability and interest, among other factors. For more information about the Department, please visit our website at https://usm.maine.edu/psy.

The University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.

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USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships.  Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region.


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Cognitive psychology, Learning/Behaviorism, or other relevant area (e.g., Brain, Behavior, & Cognition) by the time of appointment (estimated 9/03/19).
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at least one of the following undergraduate courses: Sensation and Perception, Cognitive Processes, Psychology of Learning, or History and Systems.
  • Experience/interest in applying innovative learning practices (e.g., flipped classroom, discussion-based instruction).
  • Demonstrated potential for a program of research which can engage students and lead to peer-reviewed publications and presentations.
  • Commitment to/experience in fully engaging with students as a faculty, advisor, and mentor.
  • Commitment to departmental, university, community, and disciplinary service.


Preferred Qualification:

  • Experience mentoring undergraduate students.

Salary:  $57,500 

Apply online at: https://usm.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs

You will create an applicant profile and complete an application.  You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, a list of the names and contact information for three references, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and teaching evaluations.

All required materials must be submitted by November 23, 2018.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).




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