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 Assistant Professor of Psychology Position in Cognitive Science of Learning and Development

The Vanderbilt University Department of Psychology and Human Development is seeking an outstanding psychologist for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in the area of COGNITIVE SCIENCE OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT (CSLD). The department is composed of internationally recognized scholars who work to increase the understanding and application of basic psychological processes related to the learning and development of cognition, behavior, and emotion in natural contexts. CSLD is a new focus area combining strengths in cognitive science, developmental science, and cognitive neuroscience. We seek candidates whose research addresses common themes in our department through interdisciplinary research focused on basic cognitive processes that have implications for learning in formal or informal settings or for understanding cognitive change in ecological context. Candidates whose research focuses on learning processes, conceptual change, educational psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and/or technological supports for learning will receive special consideration. The CSLD area consists of 8-10 full-time faculty whose strengths are complemented by professors in other units in the university, including the Department of Psychology, Educational Neuroscience, Special Education, and Teaching & Learning.

Primary responsibilities of this faculty position include establishing an active program of research, teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and service to the department, university, and the field. We especially encourage applications from underrepresented minorities.

For information about the faculty, department, and interdisciplinary opportunities, see

Applicants should send a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of up to 3 representative publications, and documents describing research and teaching interests to Three letters of reference should also be sent to this email address with the applicant's last name and the word "recommendation" in the subject line, or to the following address:

CSLD Search Committee
Psychology and Human Development
Vanderbilt University, 0552 GPC
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203-5721

To receive full consideration, applications should arrive by October 15, 2014, though the search will remain open until the position has been filled. Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Assistant Professor of Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience


The Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the areas of cognition and cognitive neuroscience. We seek outstanding candidates who are developing novel approaches to advance understanding in a major domain of cognition, broadly defined. Of particular interest are individuals who combine creative and rigorous experiments with neural, computational and/or theoretically driven approaches. We are interested in scholars whose research and teaching will complement and extend our existing strengths in the domains of vision science, perception, attention, object learning, memory, cognitive control, decision making and social cognitive neuroscience (e.g., neurolaw). Ideally, the candidates' research interests would also bridge departments and disciplines. We particularly welcome applications from women and minority scholars.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, up to three copies of relevant publications, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to

Applications should arrive by November 15, 2014 to receive full consideration, though the search will remain open until the position has been filled. Informal inquiries may be sent via email to Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.