Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or Tenured Associate Professor or Professor Position in Decision Psychology, The Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University

Oct 3, 2022 | Faculty positions, Job Postings


The Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor or Professor position in decision psychology. We welcome applications from scholars who study human decision making (broadly construed), including but not limited to those who use theoretical, behavioral, computational, and/or neuroscientific methods to examine basic science and/or applied topics. The faculty member would also contribute to teaching undergraduate courses and training graduate students in decision psychology and another area related to their interests: behavioral or cognitive neuroscience, clinical, cognitive, developmental, IDD, quantitative, or social psychology.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant community at The Ohio State University that includes faculty in the Psychology Department and beyond, including the Decision Sciences Collaborative (DSC), the Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences (CCBS), the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI), and the Translational Data Analytics Institute (TDAI). We expect the candidate to be open to collaboration with faculty members across the department, the college (e.g., Communication, Economics, Political Science), and the university (e.g., the Fisher College of Business, the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, the School of Environment and Natural Resources), further enhancing the research environment of the university.


Candidates must have earned a PhD in psychology or a related field prior to the start date (August 14, 2023). ABDs are welcome to apply. Candidates are expected to have a publication record commensurate with career stage and a fundable research program and should also demonstrate a commitment to graduate and undergraduate supervision and instruction. We encourage applications from women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring underrepresented demographics in the sciences. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

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Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22833. A complete application consists of a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; research, teaching, and diversity statements; and contact information for three referees. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Mike DeKay at .

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