Assistant Professor (Pyschology)

Manhattan KS
Aug 30, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position:  Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology Information about the Department:  The Cognitive/Human Factors area is part of a research-based Ph.D.-granting department in which faculty members conduct research, supervise graduate students, and teach two courses (graduate and/or undergraduate) each semester. The Department of Psychological Sciences, which is part of the College of Arts and Sciences, has 15 full-time faculty members who are both active researchers and also serve about 500 undergraduate majors, many of whom are involved in research.  The Department has an extensive Ph.D. program with four major areas: Animal Learning/Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive/Human Factors, Industrial/Organizational, and Social/Personality. The department’s Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship program prepares doctoral students to teach in higher education and is one of the few of its type in the country. Additional details about the department are available at: Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.  Job Description: The Department of Psychological Sciences at Kansas State University seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the Department’s Cognitive/Human Factors area to begin August 2018. Required Minimum Qualifications:

A strong record of publication, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and the ability to develop a funded research program are required.

The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring of students and to serving a diverse population. A doctoral degree in Psychology or a related field is required prior to the time of appointment. Preferred Qualifications: We are seeking candidates who will complement current faculty research interests and contribute to the Cognitive and Neurobiological Approaches to Plasticity Center (, which is housed within the department. Examples of complementary research interests include, but are not limited to, neuroimaging (e.g., with EEG/ERPs), aging and neurodegeneration, the neurobiology of reward and decision, and cognitive development. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should apply online and submit a curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, three representative publications, and the names and contact information for three references: Inquiries may be addressed to Gary Brase, Department of Psychological Sciences, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506 ( Screening of Applications Begins:  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary Range / Pay Rate: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.