Aug 29, 2023

Assistant Professor - Cognitive Psychology

  • Trinity University
  • Trinity University, Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX, USA
Full time Cognitive

Job Description

The Department of Psychology at Trinity University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Cognitive Psychology, at the rank of assistant professor, beginning in Fall 2024. Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology (or expect to complete their Ph.D. by August 2024), should be able to develop an active research program with undergraduates, and should be an effective teacher capable of delivering introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in cognitive psychology and statistics and research methods.


Assistant Professor - Cognitive Psychology


The Department of Psychology at Trinity University invites applications for a tenure-track position in cognitive psychology, at the rank of assistant professor, beginning in Fall 2024. A Ph.D. in psychology or closely related discipline is required by August of 2024, and the area of specialization should be cognitive psychology (e.g., human memory, attention, problem solving, learning, decision making). The successful applicant will demonstrate potential to be an excellent teacher and mentor, pursue an active research program with undergraduate students, and contribute to the department’s and university’s curricular needs. Candidates should be capable of teaching courses in cognitive psychology (both introductory and in the candidate’s area of expertise) and statistics and research methods. Successful candidates will have a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals in cognitive psychology or related subdisciplines.

Trinity University is one of the nation’s top liberal arts universities. We are located in the heart of San Antonio, a large, vibrant and diverse city where our students learn from and participate in a multicultural urban environment. We are a selective institution with over 11,000 yearly applications and approximately 650 first-year students. Trinity values excellence in teaching and research, including mentoring of undergraduate research students, and was ranked #6 in the nation for combining excellent scholarly research with classroom instruction by the Wall Street Journal. We offer ample research space in a recently constructed science center. Discover more about Trinity University: Additional information can be found on the Resource Guide to Trinity & San Antonio:

Trinity University is a secular, independent, private institution. Both the Department of Psychology and the University as a whole value and safeguard academic freedom for faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. Trinity is guided by a set of core values and is committed to implementing practices in pursuit of an inclusive campus for all students, faculty, and staff to feel welcomed and engaged in a community of learning.


  • Develop an active research program with undergraduate students, resulting in peer-reviewed publications.
  • Teach 4-5 course sections per academic year (e.g., two sections of cognitive psychology in the fall, two sections of statistics and methods in the spring) and support the academic mission of the department and university.
  • Advise and mentor research students and psychology majors.
  • Serve on university and departmental committees.



  • Candidates will have a Ph.D. in Psychology or related subdiscipline (or expect to complete their Ph.D. by August, 2024).


The successful candidate preferably will have:

  • Postdoctoral training;
  • Interests and additional training in statistics and methods;
  • Evidence of, or potential for, teaching excellence at the undergraduate level


When starting the application, select "Apply Manually.” Only complete fields with a red asterisk, which are required. In the “My Experience” section, you do not need to complete the “Work Experience,” “Education,” “Certifications,” or “Languages” fields. In the “Application Documents” field, upload the following, each as a separate pdf file (note: a maximum of five (5) files can be uploaded):

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Teaching Philosophy, Statement of Research Interests, and Diversity Statement. The diversity statement should respond to the following prompt: “Trinity University is committed to the value of intentional inclusion. Please provide a brief statement (250-500 words) describing your past efforts as well as your future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your teaching.”
  • Samples of Scholarly Work (please combine into a single file)
  • Names and Contact Information for Three Professional References

We will start evaluating applications on October 16 and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled.


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Carol Yoder, Search Chair, at

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting an application. If you have revisions needed to an application already submitted or need help submitting an application, please contact Human Resources at 210-999-7507 or email

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