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University of Georgia Psychology Dept
University of Georgia, Athens
Closing date
Oct 20, 2023

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION, COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE. The Department of Psychology at the  University of Georgia ( is seeking to fill one tenure-track position in Cognitive Neuroscience, with a focus on social cognition related to bias and equity, beginning Fall 2024. The position is at the Assistant Professor level. The responsibilities of the position are teaching, research,  and a small departmental service component. 

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, social psychology, neuroscience, or a  related field, and an established and strong record of research commensurate with career stage, with  strong potential for external funding.

The successful applicant will join a nationally prominent and productive research faculty in the  Department of Psychology, within the Behavioral and Brain Sciences area that brings together Cognitive, Developmental, Health, Neuroscience, and Social Psychologists to facilitate interdisciplinary graduate  training. The department is committed to promoting the careers of junior faculty. Requirements for  each rank are outlined in the University Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Guidelines and the  Promotion and Tenure Guidelines for the Department of Psychology.  

Athens, Georgia is well known for its quality of life, with easy access to both outdoor and urban activities  ( UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 65 miles northeast of  Atlanta, the state capital (; 

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to  sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. The University is an Equal  Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for  employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic  information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. Persons needing  accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged  to contact Central HR ( 

Candidates should apply at and include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statements of research and teaching interests; and up to three representative publications. Candidates will be asked to provide the names and email for three references who can  provide letters of recommendation. References will be contacted later in the search process. All  applications received by October 20, 2023 will receive full consideration. Review will continue until position is filled.


The Department of Psychology has approximately 40 faculty members, 100 doctoral students, and approximately 1600 undergraduate Psychology majors. Successful applicants will join a nationally prominent and productive research faculty and department interested in promoting the careers of junior faculty. Collaboration with faculty across the department and the University is encouraged. Established collaborative associations with the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, the Center for Family Research, the Institute of Gerontology, the Bioimaging Research Center, the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, the College of Public Health, the UGA/Augusta University Medical Partnership, and the Clinical and Translational Research Unit offer excellent research development opportunities. Athens, Georgia is well?known for its quality of life, with easy access to both outdoor and urban activities ( UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 75 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (;

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