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Assistant Professor of Developmental Cognitive Psychology
American University

  • Aug. 3, 2017
  • Assistant Professor of Developmental Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychology
  • American University
    Washington, D.C.
    United States
  • Oct. 15, 2017
  • Fall 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Psychology - Developmental
    Psychology - Cognitive
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The Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University (AU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Developmental Cognitive Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective August 1, 2018. Area of specialization is open and may include, but is not limited to, cognitive areas such as judgment and decision making, attention, language, memory, perception or disorders affecting cognitive capacities, at different developmental periods of the lifespan. Applicants with demonstrated innovative methodological and quantitative skills will be given preference. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or anticipate Ph.D. completion by August 2018. Post-doctoral research experience is preferred.

Candidates should be strongly committed to excellence in scholarly research and undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning. The successful candidate will maintain an active program of research; apply for external sponsored funding; teach, advise, mentor and supervise the research of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students; and participate in department-, school- and university-level service activities. Salary and benefits are nationally competitive.

Please submit application materials via: Please include a current curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (if available), and links to copies of recent published papers. Manuscripts in press or under review may also be submitted. Please contact Jonathan Tubman, Developmental Cognitive Search Committee Chair, at with any questions or inquiries. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by October 15, 2017.

AU is a private institution in Washington DC, and part of a vibrant local scientific community that includes many biomedical research centers, federal and non-federal funding bodies, including the NIH and the NSF. For more information about AU, visit The Department of Psychology has an APA-accredited Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology and many of its faculty members are affiliates of the university-wide interdisciplinary Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience Ph.D. program. In addition, the department also has a terminal MA program. Learn more about the Psychology department at

  • AU is committed to increasing diversity among its faculty, and applicants who can contribute to this mission are particularly encouraged to apply. American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans, and highly encourages applications from these groups. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

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  • Jonathan Tubman
    American University
    4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
    Asbury, 321
    Washington, D.C. 20016


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