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Assistant Professor - Artificial Intelligence in Psychological Sciences
Auburn University

Date Posted Oct. 5, 2023
Title Assistant Professor - Artificial Intelligence in Psychological Sciences
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Psychology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Psychology - General

Job Description Summary

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor beginning fall semester, August 16th, 2024.
As the state leader in artificial intelligence (AI) innovation, research and education, Auburn University is bolstering its position in the area through an investment of $2 million toward AI@AU: Auburn University Artificial Intelligence Initiative. The initiative’s goals are to assemble a multi-disciplinary faculty team to expand AI research and education across the university, create a computational infrastructure for AI research and education, explore university-wide educational innovations in AI, and become the university’s focal point for participation in statewide, regional and national initiatives on AI. The successful candidate is expected to participate in this initiative.
Candidates will contribute to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students, including teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise and providing effective advisement and mentorship to a diverse population of students. Candidates are expected to maintain a strong research program, with potential for extramural funding, while contributing to an inclusive learning and working environment.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have an independent research program which involves artificial intelligence in psychological sciences, broadly defined, we seek candidates with interests that complement or bridge strengths within one or more of the Department of Psychological Sciences’ graduate programs (Clinical Psychology, Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Applied Behavior Analysis). A promising record of publications and a high potential for external funding is required. Candidates with a clear and sustained commitment to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their scholarly work are highly desirable. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field at the time employment begins. If a candidate has a degree in Clinical Psychology an APA-accredited program is desired, but not required. ABD candidates will be considered but must have a Ph.D. at the time employment begins or the offer will be withdrawn. Auburn University has state-of-the-art resources for research, including the Auburn University MRI Research Center. The Auburn University Psychological Services Center also offers opportunities for program development and providing supervision.

The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment. Excellent communication skills required.

Desired Qualifications

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications should be submitted electronically through Auburn University’s online portal at

Include a cover letter which includes a description of how the candidate’s research involves AI; curriculum vitae; statements of research and teaching interests as well as statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activities and/or service; three representative reprints or preprints; graduate transcripts; and contact information for 3 professional references.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023, and will continue until a candidate is selected.

For questions regarding this position, please contact search committee chair Dr. Jeffrey Katz at

Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples

Please visit our webpage to learn more about the Department of Psychological Sciences ( and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions and is recognized as a “Very High Research Activity (R1) institution” under the Carnegie Classification system. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2021 enrollment of 31,526 students includes 24,931 undergraduates and 6,595 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,443 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.
Auburn residents enjoy a thriving and increasingly diverse community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public schools and regional medical centers.

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