Assistant Professor of Psychology: Cognitive Psychology

Winston Salem, NC
Aug 03, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Assistant Professor of Psychology: Cognitive Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Wake Forest University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Cognitive Psychology beginning in July, 2018. We are primarily interested in candidates whose research focuses on topics related to cognitive control, such as working memory, attentional control, inhibitory processing, metacognition and related topics. This hire is part of an initiative to increase our department’s already existing strengths in self-regulation, which include faculty doing research on topics such as emotion regulation (Waugh, Seta), self-control (Masicampo, Petrocelli), self-regulated personality change (Jayawickreme), and aspects of memory and executive function (Jennings, Dagenbach). Evidence of superior scholarship and teaching ability is required. The successful candidate will teach courses in Cognitive Psychology, as well as more general courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, conduct programmatic research, supervise undergraduate and graduate student research, and be committed to diversity and inclusion as core values.

The Department offers BA and research-oriented general MA degrees. Additional information about the Department is available at

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. The University is ranked among the top thirty national universities by U.S. News and World Report. The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty, staff, and students and to the development of a multicultural educational environment that affirms the value of cultural diversity and inclusion. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to

Applicants should apply online with a cover letter addressed to the members of the search committee, your vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness if available. Please note that materials should be in either Word or PDF format and there is a limit of 5 file uploads per applicant. At least three signed confidential letters of recommendation must be sent via email to The submission of an online application for Wake Forest University is required for this position. Applications will be processed from Oct. 20 until the position is filled.

Questions about the application process may be addressed to Questions about the position may be addressed to the search committee at

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusion and seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. It seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States