College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Assistant Professor-Departments of Psychology and Statisti...

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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
Department of Psychology/Department of Statistics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is searching for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of Psychology/Assistant Professor of Statistics (joint appointment) whose research interests are statistical methods in the analysis of behavior. Primary research interests can include any area of quantitative methods or quantitative modeling in the social and behavioral sciences, statistical theory and methods, quantitative psychology, data science, psychometrics, and/or biostatistics. Researchers with a secondary research program in any area of psychology will also be considered, including animal, cognitive, clinical, developmental, educational, industrial/organizational, neuroscience, personality, or social psychology. Candidates with interdisciplinary research interests are also encouraged to apply. Salary is competitive.

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

Statement of Duties

Successful candidates are expected to (a) establish and maintain an active and independent research program, conducting original high-quality scholarly research for publication in leading academic outlets, (b) teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and (c) provide service to the department, the university and the profession.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants at the assistant professor level must have a Ph.D. in Statistics, Psychology, Educational Psychology, Human Development, Biostatistics, or a related discipline by mid-June 2020 for a preferred start date of August 16, 2020. Applicants must have a promising research agenda and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Application Process

To apply, create your candidate profile through and upload your application materials: letter of application, CV, a representative publication, statement of teaching and research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness by October 15, 2019. The online application will require the contact information or Interfolio ID for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically by the Department within 1-2 business day after submission of the application. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to Jane Jukes, [email protected].

College Name or Administrative Unit:Liberal Arts and Sciences Category:1-Faculty Title:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Assistant Professor-Departments of Psychology and Statistics (121570) Open Date:09/13/2019 Close Date:10/15/2019 Organization Name:Psychology




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Posted: 9/16/2019
Application Due: 10/15/2019
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