Associate Professor at University of Massachusetts Lowell



The Psychology Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a senior faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor in applied cognitive psychology with quantitative expertise to start in the fall of 2014. Tenure may be possible at time of hire. We welcome applications from any of the following areas of cognition: attention, human memory, language, learning, and problem-solving. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research has real-world applications in areas such as health, education, and work, and those studying diverse populations, including within typical and/or atypical development.

Candidates must have strong quantitative skills, with expertise in such areas as multivariate methods, causal modeling, longitudinal analysis, and/or measurement equivalence. Candidates must have a PhD in psychology or a related field (cognitive psychology preferred), at least six years of fulltime teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate level, a strong record of publication, and success in obtaining grant funding. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in cognitive psychology and research methods, as well as supervising student research with both undergraduate and graduate students. The department offers both on-campus and online bachelor’s degrees and two master’s degree programs, and is pursuing approval of a new doctoral program in Applied Psychology and Prevention Science.

The Search Committee will review complete applications as received, and will continue reviewing until the position is filled or an adequate number of qualified applications is received. Applications must be submitted electronically via the link at (click on ‘Faculty Positions’ and select position title). The application must include a cover letter that describes in detail the candidate‘s record of accomplishment in the areas identified above, professional vita, statements of both teaching philosophy and research interests, and representative reprints and teaching evaluations. Candidates must also arrange for at least three letters of reference; email addresses for referees will be required during the application process. At least one of these letters must be from an individual familiar with the candidate’s research and expertise in cognitive psychology and quantitative methods. For questions regarding status of the search, contact the chair of the search committee

The Department is strongly committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, and it has strong ties to the community of Lowell, a mid-sized city with a diverse population located 25 miles northwest of Boston. Information about the Department is available at

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area. The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX, H/V, ADA 1990 Employer, and Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR60-741 4, 41 CRF60-250 4, 41CRF60-1 40 and 41 CFR60-1, 4 are hereby incorporated.