Assistant Professor of Quantitative/Computational Psychology at Tufts University

The Department of Psychology at Tufts University is seeking applicants at the tenure-track assistant professor level for a named assistant professorship in Cognitive Science in the area of quantitative/computational psychology to begin September 1, 2020. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a closely-related discipline by the appointment start date and an active research program capable of supporting extramural funding. Candidates must connect to and support our graduate and undergraduate programs in Cognitive Science and must have expertise developing or using sophisticated statistical, quantitative, and/or computational models that can address theory-driven questions that span Cognitive Science and Neuroscience.

The ideal candidate’s research program will study issues bridging to current Psychology faculty research foci and preference will be given to researchers who can capitalize on the use of a pending intellectual property (IP) gift to Tufts of technology permitting brain/computer interaction. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research tools and approaches include: psychometrics, functional neuroimaging, dynamical systems, intensive longitudinal analysis, functional data analysis, social networks, or nonparametric statistics. Candidates should be willing to teach courses that contribute to the statistical training of our Psychology and Cognitive Science graduate students; teaching load is four courses per year, with opportunities for workload-related reductions.

Belen Farias