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Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology

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Categories: Faculty
Department: Psychology

The Davidson College Psychology Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in cognitive psychology, beginning July 1, 2022. We seek a psychological scientist with training and research in cognitive psychology, broadly defined. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong interest and the capacity for excellence in teaching, research, and mentorship in a liberal arts context and eagerness to join the department’s ongoing commitment to addressing critical issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our curriculum and research.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active research program that can meaningfully incorporate undergraduate student collaborators from diverse backgrounds. Priority will be given to candidates with the demonstrated potential to publish or present findings with undergraduate co-authors and whose research is capable of attracting external funding. The regular teaching load for this position is 5 courses over 2 semesters, with 4 courses in the first year. The successful candidate will teach courses in their area of expertise, including a survey course, a research methods course, and an advanced seminar, and contribute to the broader curriculum through additional course offerings within the department (e.g., introductory psychology, research methods & statistics, senior capstone) and/or the College (e.g., Humanities, Writing Program). The strongest consideration will be given to candidates whose research, teaching, or other interests offer opportunities for collaboration within the department, with other departments/programs, and/or with community partners.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field by July 2022.

Applicants should submit the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a diversity statement addressing their ability to contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service; (4) a research statement that describes their program of research that will meaningfully involve students; (5) a teaching statement that provides evidence of their ability to create equitable opportunities for learning for students from diverse backgrounds; and (6) the names and email addresses of three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. The initial screening of candidates will be based on an evaluation of the candidates’ potential contributions to Davidson’s commitment to diversity and inclusive pedagogy as evidenced by the materials candidates submit. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Kristi Multhaup at


Applicants should submit the materials at by September 15, 2021.


The Psychology Department is a group of committed teachers, researchers, and practitioners who offer our students a rigorous curriculum of courses, research opportunities, and field experiences. Our department is housed in the new E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center with dedicated laboratory space for this position. Davidson College is a selective liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina, about 20 minutes of the city of Charlotte. The College understands that cultivating a broadly diverse community is crucial to our educational mission and to our foundational commitment to leadership and service. Of our nearly 2,000 undergraduate students, approximately 27% are domestic students of color and 7% are international students. Davidson College was the first liberal arts college to eliminate loans in financial aid packages through the Davidson Trust; 51% of our students receive need-based financial aid and 70% receive aid from some source. For more information, see this page.


At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.





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