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Assistant Professor of Psychology - 000340

The University of Richmond Department of Psychology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the 2022-2023 academic year.

We are seeking a cognitive psychologist who would contribute to the Department of Psychology as well as our interdisciplinary program in Cognitive Science. The ideal candidate would have research expertise in a domain not currently represented by our faculty. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to: 1) controlled processes of human attention including mindfulness or meditation; 2) cross-cultural cognition; 3) human factors and applied cognition; or 4) judgment and decision making. 

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “for lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a diverse world.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote thriving in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the department and its programs, please see

Applicants should click "Apply Now" at the top of the page and submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and three statements in line with the descriptions below:

Statement #1: Describe potential contributions to the goals of Making Excellence Inclusive, including relevant knowledge and understanding, track record, and future plans. Statement may address contributions via teaching, mentoring, research, and/or service.
Through their teaching, mentoring, research, and/or service activities, strong applicants will demonstrate potential for significant contributions to the University of Richmond’s inclusion, equity, and diversity priorities and for promoting the success and well-being of people of color, members of sexual and gender minority groups, first generation college students, immigrant students, and people with disabilities.

Statement #2: Describe teaching and mentoring philosophy, practices, experience, and future plans. Provide evidence of teaching effectiveness if available.
Strong applicants will demonstrate potential to effectively teach lab-based courses in cognitive psychology, lower-level courses in Introductory Psychology and Methods and Analyses, and advanced seminars in the applicant’s specific area of expertise.

Statement #3: Describe research program, outcomes, feasibility of research involving undergraduates at UR, and future plans.
Strong applicants will demonstrate potential for sustaining a high-quality independent program of research that produces peer-reviewed scholarship and involves undergraduates in substantive research outcomes

Review of applications will commence September 1st, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide the names and contact information for three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendations. Shortlisted candidates will also be asked to submit a brief video demonstration of teaching effectiveness.