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Assistant Professor of Cognitive Psychology

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, Illinois
Commensurate with qualifications. Opportunity for extramural faculty practice is available.
Posted Date
Jan 30, 2023

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Faculty Position FY23-044
January 27, 2023

Position Title
Assistant Professor of Cognitive Psychology

Hiring Unit
School of Education, Health, and Human Behavior, Department of Psychology  

Job Description/Responsibilities
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Education, Health, and Human Behavior is seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor- Cognitive Psychology position.  Preferred applicants will demonstrate a strong commitment in the area of Cognitive Psychology, broadly defined. The specific area of research is open, but we desire candidates who are committed to engaging undergraduates in research and who can contribute to the department’s offerings in statistics, research methods, and courses related to Cognitive Psychology.

To learn more about the department, visit us online at:

The Department of Psychology seeks to attract an active, culturally, and academically diverse faculty. SIUE is committed to diversity to achieve domestic and international peace, social, justice, and the development of full human potential. Integral to this commitment, the School of Education, Health, and Human Behavior strives for a student body and a workforce that manifests diversity.  Applicants who embody diversity of race, color, creed or religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or sexual identity are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants for this position must possess an earned doctorate in Cognitive Psychology or related field.  ABD candidates will be considered, but the doctorate is required by the contract start date in August 2023. Evidence of, or potential for, successful undergraduate and graduate teaching, service at all levels of the university, and high-quality research is also required.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates who can teach undergraduate Research Design, Statistics, and Cognitive Psychology.  Additional courses that the candidate may teach include Capstone Seminar in Psychology, Learning and Memory, Sensation and Perception, and other classes as pertain to the candidate’s area of research.  Interest in and ability to teach online classes as part of our online degree completion program would be considered.  Candidates should also be able to establish a successful program of research in an area related to Cognitive Psychology.  

SIUE actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates of any race, religion, disability status, veteran status, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We seek candidates with demonstrable commitments to working with or teaching diverse students. 

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. SIUE is committed to education that explores the historic significance of diversity in order to understand the present and to better enable our community to engage the future. Integral to this commitment, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville strives for a student body and a workforce that is both diverse and inclusive. We strongly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups, including women, members of racially minoritized groups, and individuals with disabilities, to apply.  For more on our State of Diversity, visit SIUE Mission, Goals and Plans  

Terms of Appointment
Full-time, continuing 9-month tenure-track position. Summer appointment is contingent upon availability of funds and enrollment.  Beginning date of appointment is August 2023.

Source of Funds

Commensurate with qualifications. Opportunity for extramural faculty practice is available.

For more information about employment benefits and policies, visit: Faculty Employment Benefits 

Application Process
Applications must include a letter of application, separate statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, a current Vita, and contact information for three references. Candidates should submit teaching evaluation results if available.

Send application materials to:

Christine Gallagher, Psychology Office Support Specialist

Department of Psychology

ATTN: SIUE Cognitive Search

Application Deadline
For optimal consideration in a first pool of applicants, all application materials must be received by February 24th, 2023.
A second pool of applicants may be reviewed after this date if the position is not filled from the first pool. The position will remain open until filled.

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. 

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Acts (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, please call 618-650-2190 or email

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at . The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Rendleman Hall, Room 2228, 618-650-2536. 

Dual Career Support for New Faculty
The Career Development Center has partnered with SIUE's Toward an Inclusive Model of Excellence project to provide a variety of career services and resources to partners of new faculty who have relocated to the Greater St. Louis area. Support for this initiative was provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Award 1936141. Outlined below is a specific list of career services and resources available to help you on your career journey. Individuals are eligible to receive a maximum of three, one-hour appointments.  Visit them online at: 

Faculty Development and Other Support
Several units across campus offer various programs and training opportunities to new faculty members as they begin their employment at SIUE.   Support units include but are not limited to the Faculty Development Center Ombuds Services , Office of Research and Projects, and Inclusive Excellence, Education, and Development Hub.

 Employee Benefits
To support faculty in balancing work and family obligations, SIUE offers an exceptional array of comprehensive benefits including:
*Medical, dental and vision insurance; 
*Life insurance;
*SURS retirement plan;
*Supplemental retirement savings plans;
*Generous holiday schedule;
*WorkLife programs;
*Employee Assistance Program (mental health and wellness);
*Employee discounts (local and national retailers);
*Flexible Spending Account Program;
*University tuition waivers (Employee and Dependents).

For more information, visit: SIUE Office of Human Resources- Benefits   

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