Sep 20, 2019

Assistant/Associate Professor Position

  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • The University of Texas at Arlington, Life Science Building, Arlington, TX, USA
Full time Cognitive

Job Description

The Department of Psychology invites applications for tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in Cognitive Psychology. We are seeking candidates with an area of specialization that complements current faculty interests in the cognitive area (e.g., decision making, memory and attention, cognitive aging, learning technologies, neural architectures). Candidates using innovative methodological or analytic approaches (e.g., neuroimaging, data science, etc.) that can build on the department’s current strengths is desirable.


Successful candidates may conduct basic or applied research and will be expected to develop collaborations through strategic initiatives within UTA and established university partners. The department has active intra-institutional collaborations with the Departments of Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Kinesiology, Biomedical Engineering, and the School of Nursing, as well as inter-institutional collaborations with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and The University of Texas at Dallas. All three Universities share the Advanced Imaging Resource Center at UT Southwestern (equipped with two 3 and one 7 Tesla imaging systems). In addition, there are near infrared spectroscopy and electroencephalography facilities on the UT Arlington campus.


Minimum requirements for this position include: (1) a Ph.D. or equivalent in Psychology or closely related discipline; (2) strong record of publication; (3) evidence of existing funding, or potential to develop a strong research program with external funding; and (4) commitment to quality teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service.


To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) statement of research interest and expertise; 3) statement of teaching interest and expertise; 4) curriculum vitae; 5) up to three representative publications; 6) the names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin October 1 and will continue until the position is filled. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. Inquiries about this position may be directed to Drs. Daniel Levine ( and Hunter Ball (


The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a projected global enrollment of close to 57,000 in AY 2016-2017, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solution / Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was recently cited by U.S. News & World Reportas having the second lowest average student debt amount U.S. universities. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.


UT Arlington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.


The University of Texas at Arlington


Department of Psychology

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