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Assistant Professor of Psychology -- Behavioral Data Science

New College - Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
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Date posted
Nov 8, 2019

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Assistant Professor of Psychology -- Behavioral Data Science

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University is seeking a full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology. For this position, we are interested in researchers whose research uses new computational techniques  to examine issues that intersect cognitive and social psychology . The current position seeks to build on a recently established, ASU-wide research cluster – Behavioral Data Science. Preference will be given to candidates who can collaborate with existing Psychology faculty and whose research interests supplement our emerging strengths in exploring large-scale naturalistic and experimentally-collected data within a data science framework to generate new insights about underlying psychological processes.  

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presently in a period of expansion and innovation around new initiatives and programs in Psychology, including Behavioral Data Science, Forensic Psychology, and Resilience in Social Environments. Since Fall 2017, the School has added ten new tenured/tenure-track faculty, including two new tenure-track faculty in Psychology. This academic year, the School has been approved to recruit seven additional tenured/tenure-track faculty, including three new tenured / tenure-track faculty in Psychology.

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate must:

  1. a) have a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field by the time of appointment
  2. b) a research agenda that focuses in applying the latest advances in data science and computational modeling to an area related to cognitive and experimental psychology
  3. c) demonstrate excellence in research commensurate with appointment at the level of Assistant Professor at ASU

Desired Qualifications:

  1. a) Priority will be given to scholars currently at the Assistant Professor level
  2. b) Evidence of experience or interest in teaching in areas related to cognitive psychology and data science
  3. c) Research interests that align with current faculty in the Behavioral Data Science research cluster
  4. d) Desire or willingness to teach quantitative methods or analysis at the undergraduate or graduate level
  5. e) Evidence of the potential to establish a strong, externally-funded research program
  6. f) Experience teaching and mentoring students to conduct research at the undergraduate and/or graduate level
  7. g) Demonstrate experience in promoting interdisciplinary collaborations in research
  8. h) Experience contributing to curricular and program development
  9. i) Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first generation students

More information about ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences can be found at; more information about ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences can be found at Information on Behavioral Data Science can be found at

Arizona State University is deeply committed to positioning itself as one of the great new universities by seeking to build excellence, enhance educational access and have an impact on our community, state, nation and the world. To do that requires our faculty and staff to reflect the intellectual, ethnic and cultural diversity of our nation and world so that our students learn from the broadest perspectives, and we engage in the advancement of knowledge with the most inclusive understanding possible of the issues we are addressing through our scholarly activities.

New College strives to uphold values of cultural and intellectual diversity and to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where all can thrive, share ideas, and pursue their goals.

Deadline: December 20, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

Application procedure:  Applications will only be accepted electronically via Interfolio:

Requested material will include: 1) a short cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) two representative publications (either published or unpublished); 4) the names and contact information for three references; and, 5) a research statement that addresses current research accomplishments and future research plans. In the research statement, candidates are strongly encouraged to discuss how they have pursued and/or plan to pursue open and reproducible science. And, since the Behavioral Data Science cluster strongly embraces the values of promoting and fostering inclusive environments that extend equal opportunities to students of diverse backgrounds, the research statement should also include any tangible examples of how these values have been adopted and/or will be adopted in research and the training of students in scientific methods.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) and Title IX policy are located at  and

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