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Jul 22, 2021

Faculty position in human cognition at the University of Michigan

2021 Faculty Position in Human Cognition

The Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invites applications for a faculty position (Assistant Professor) in human cognition, with a focus on decision making (broadly construed) and computational modeling.  Preference will be given to individuals who combine theoretical and empirical approaches (which may include behavioral or combined behavioral and physiological measures) in their program of research.   This is a tenure-track academic year appointment.  The expected start date is August 29, 2022. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline by the time the position starts, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. New faculty hired at the Assistant Professor level will be expected to establish an independent research program.

Please submit a cover letter,  curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of teaching excellence (if available).  The University of Michigan and the Department of Psychology value contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion ( Please include with your application a separate diversity statement that describes how your research, teaching, and/or service in the past, present, and/or future embraces these values and might further DEI aims.

To apply, submit materials by October 1 at the following site:

Applicants should also request at least three letters of recommendation to be sent by referees by October 1.   Instructions concerning letters are on the application site.  For inquiries about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Rick Lewis ( 

Applicants are also encouraged to consider applying to the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts’ Collegiate Fellowship Program, which provides for a fellowship period before transitioning onto the tenure track (for more information:

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual-career couples.