Social Cognition Faculty Search

Baltimore, Maryland
Oct 17, 2019
Dec 16, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University seeks two full-time tenure-track or tenured professors with a focus on social cognition, to start July 2020. These are open rank positions and candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. The successful candidates will conduct high quality, active, externally funded research programs in any area of social cognition broadly construed. Areas of research could include (but are not limited to) moral cognition, social decision-making, theory of mind, person perception, social development and social cognitive neuroscience. Successful candidates will also contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring in PBS.  Cluster hires will be considered. The Department is conducting a broad and inclusive search and is committed to identifying candidates who through their research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. 


The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is located on the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland, and maintains close ties and collaborative relationships with the Departments of Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Philosophy, the Mind/Brain Institute, and the newly established SNF Agora Institute.  


Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, research and teaching statements, and three representative publications.  These materials can be submitted online at  In addition, three letters of recommendation should be submitted for applications at assistant professor (pre-tenure) rank. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by November 30, 2019.


Johns Hopkins is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body.  The University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.  Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant. 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience or related field by the start of the position.

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