Assistant or Associate Professor in Social and/or Cognitive Psychology, The Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) at Brown University

Aug 8, 2022 | Faculty positions, Job Postings

The Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor in Social or Cognitive Psychology beginning July 1, 2023. We invite applications from researchers who address core questions regarding social and/or cognitive processes across research areas, including individuals who study, for instance, affect, memory, development, intergroup relations, individual differences, judgment and decision making. We particularly encourage experimental approaches that can integrate with other methodologies, including, but not limited to, data science, machine learning, cognitive neuroscience methods, naturalistic methods, or those that prioritize traditionally understudied cultures or populations. In addition to building an externally funded nationally recognized research program, a successful candidate will provide effective instruction and advising to a diverse group of graduate and undergraduate students, and be willing to interact with colleagues from a wide range of disciplines and academic backgrounds. The department anticipates making up to two hires.

The CLPS department is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty. We strongly encourage applications from individuals historically underrepresented in the academy.

Successful candidates are expected to have (1) a track record of excellence in research, (2) a well-specified research plan that is likely to lead to research funding, and (3) a readiness to contribute to teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

The CLPS department has a highly interdisciplinary research environment in the study of mind, brain, behavior, and language, offering curricular programs in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Behavioral Decision Sciences. The Department is located in the heart of campus, and is associated with many Centers and Initiatives at the University, including the Carney Institute for Brain Science, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Data Science Initiative, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America—to name a few.


All Ph.D. requirements must be completed before July 1, 2023.

Application Instructions

Curriculum vitae, reprints or preprints of three representative publications, a statement of research interests (no more than 2 pages), a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (no more than 1 page) and a statement highlighting the candidate’s commitment to diversity and inclusion (no more than 1 page) should be submitted on-line as PDFs to Three letters of reference should be uploaded directly by the recommenders. Applications received by November 1, 2022 are assured of full review.