Assistant Professor of Psychology

Massachusetts, United States
16 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Department of Psychology

Position Description

The Department of Psychology anticipates making a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level to begin July 1, 2019.

We seek candidates with expertise in developmental cognitive science, broadly conceived. Our interest is less in specific topic areas or methods than in innovation and excellence in the applicant’s research program. For instance, in addition to experimental behavioral research on human children, successful candidates might employ cognitive neuroscience, animal cognition, cross-cultural ethnographic work or computational modeling, among approaches. Topics of study might include perception, action planning, conceptual representation, social cognition, reasoning, decision-making or language, among other topics.

We seek candidates whose research complements research already going on in the Department, taking it in clearly new directions. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2019. Candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must have a strong doctoral record and have completed their Ph.D.

Additional Qualifications

Candidates should have demonstrated a promise of excellence in both research and teaching. Teaching duties will include offerings at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Special Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, up to three representative reprints, and names and contact information of three to five references. In addition, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8336. The application will be complete only when all three letters have been submitted.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Spelke
Marshall L. Berkman Professor of Psychology

Contact Email


Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.