Aug 22, 2019

Assistant Professor in Psychology

  • University of Mary Washington
  • University of Mary Washington, College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA, USA
Full time Cognitive Cognitive Neuroscience

Job Description

The Department of Psychological Science at the University of Mary Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Psychology beginning August 16, 2020. We seek applicants who have a demonstrated ability and a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates and including them in productive research in any topic within Cognitive Psychology. Teaching responsibilities emphasize courses in cognitive psychology.  Preference will be given to candidates also able to teach cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science and/or learning. Candidates should also be prepared to teach service courses for the department (e.g., General Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods). The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Psychology by August 16, 2020.

Highly qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate dedication to effective teaching and high-impact learning in an inclusive environment that embraces diverse talents and backgrounds. The successful candidate can look forward to joining a faculty committed to engaging undergraduates in research both inside and outside of the classroom. The department has an active chapter of Psi Chi recognized at the national level and a robust program for undergraduates to develop professionally through participation in research teams and an annual research symposium.

To apply, please submit the following materials electronically to position #F00307: a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching interests (including the courses from our curriculum that you would be able to teach), a statement of research interests (including how you would involve undergraduates in your research endeavors), names and contact information for three references, an unofficial graduate transcript, and any materials that show evidence of effective teaching (e.g., syllabi, sample assignments, sample exams, teaching evaluations, etc.).

The University of Mary Washington is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to these core principles.

Deadline for receipt of materials is October 18, 2019.  Send e-mail inquiries to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. David Rettinger at For more information about our department and this position see



University of Mary Washington


Psychological Science

Reference Number

Position #F00307

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