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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or Tenured Associate Professor in Psychological Sciences

Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 8, 2023

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Department of Psychological Sciences

Two Open Area Positions: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or Tenured Associate Professor

Date Available: August 2024


Principal Duties: Purdue University’s Department of Psychological Sciences invites applications for two tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin in the Fall of 2024. The area of research is open. The selected candidates are expected to use advanced quantitative methods and contribute to one or more of the graduate training programs in the department. The successful candidates will be expected to conduct original research, mentor students, and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. You can learn more about the department at our website:




Qualifications: The candidates must have a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field by the position start date. In addition, the candidates should demonstrate the ability and/or potential to publish high-quality research, obtain external funding, and excel in teaching and mentoring.  Area of research expertise is open. Candidates will be expected to contribute to one or more of our six graduate training programs: Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Mathematical and Computational Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior, and Social Psychology. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in advanced quantitative methods who will contribute to graduate training by teaching advanced statistics courses.




The Department, College, and University: The Department of Psychological Sciences ( is consistently ranked among the top psychology programs in the world. The Department is collegial and diverse, composed of over 50 tenured/tenure-track, clinical, and research faculty, over 70 graduate students, and over 1200 undergraduate student majors. Research and doctoral training are conducted in the areas of Clinical Psychology (APA and PCSAS-accredited), Cognitive Psychology, I-O Psychology, Mathematical and Computational Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior, and Social Psychology. Faculty in Psychological Sciences are also involved in a wide range of cross-campus initiatives, including Advanced Methods at Purdue (, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Science Consortium (, Center for Research on Brain, Behavior, and NeuroRehabilitation (CEREBBRAL;, Purdue Autism Research Center (, and Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience ( Faculty regularly lead and collaborate on funded grants across disciplines (e.g., Industrial Engineering, Computer Science) and multiple campuses (Purdue Northwest, Purdue Indianapolis). Opportunities also exist for partnering with the HHS Extension office, which offers programs to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities in each of Indiana’s 92 counties. The Department awards Bachelors, Masters, and PhD degrees.


The Department of Psychological Sciences is the largest Department in the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS;, one of the largest colleges at Purdue. The College brings together scholars in the health sciences and human sciences to strategically address issues vital to enhancing people’s health and quality of life and understanding human behavior. The College provides a multidisciplinary learning environment that uniquely prepares students to contribute to improved human health and behavior and to serve as leaders in their disciplines. The College also provides a rich environment for world-changing research and discovery and the translation of these discoveries from theory to application, benefiting not only those in Indiana, but society as a whole. The College of Health and Human Sciences and the Department of Psychological Sciences are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our leadership, faculty, staff, and students are engaged in many efforts that are consistent with that commitment.


Established in 1869, Purdue is Indiana’s land-grant university, a comprehensive educational and research institution and member of the American Association of Universities (AAU) and the Equity in Graduate Education Consortium. Purdue is recognized as a Top 10 public university by QS world rankings and is the #10 most recognized university globally by American Caldwell. In addition to the College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University’s strengths in Agriculture, Education, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management, Pharmacy, Science, and Veterinary Medicine contribute to a robust research and educational environment. The West Lafayette campus, located one hour north of Indianapolis and two hours south of downtown Chicago, has ten academic colleges with an enrollment of 52,211 students from over 135 countries. Purdue also has cultural and resource centers dedicated to providing support to historically excluded or marginalized populations, including the Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center, the Black Cultural Center, the Latino Cultural Center, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center, the Native American Educational and Cultural Center, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, and the Center for Faculty Success. The diverse greater Lafayette/West Lafayette community ( has a population of approximately 225,000 and a low cost of living.


Application Procedure: Applications must include: (1) a cover letter of interest; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) three peer-reviewed articles; (4) a research statement; and (5) a teaching statement. Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date if the applicant is short-listed. Interested candidates must apply here:




Application review will begin November 27, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. Questions regarding the position may be sent to Drs. Jennifer Brown and Sébastien Hélie, Co-Chairs of the Search Committee at


Equal Opportunity: Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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