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Assistant Professor – Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati 

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

University of Cincinnati 

The Department of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in perception-action and/or dynamical cognitive science. A Ph.D. in a substantive area that aligns with and complements our existing expertise and strengths in ecological and complex systems approaches to the dynamics of sensorimotor control and cognitive systems is a minimum requirement for the position. Current faculty expertise and interests include multidisciplinary perspectives on cognitive and perceptual-motor development, embodied cognition, dynamical and computational modeling, movement coordination, visual and haptic perception, and social perception-action-cognition and joint action, with applications to areas including robotics and human-robot interaction, rehabilitation, and sports medicine.

The candidate will be expected to collaborate with existing faculty in the Department’s Center for Cognition, Action, and Perception (CAP) and to contribute to CAP Center research, graduate mentoring, undergraduate and graduate teaching, service, and external funding efforts. A successful candidate will have a history of publishing original research in ecological-dynamical approaches to perception-action or cognition using methods such as dynamical or computational modeling, network theory, nonlinear time series and signal processing methods, or advanced analytics for large, complex data sets. A successful candidate will also have a history of obtaining external funding (as PI, Co-PI, or Co-I) or demonstrate evidence of training or professional development activities for enhancing grant writing skills.

We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and we hope to attract applicants who have experience in promoting the success of students from diverse backgrounds. The University of Cincinnati values diverse perspectives and we strongly encourage women, racial/ethnic/gender minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply. UC is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is dedicated to work-life integration. The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

Interested and qualified candidates must apply online at and search for Requisition Number 34883. In addition to our online application, candidates must also attach a cover letter, CV, research statement, statement on commitment to diversity/inclusion and teaching statement as a single PDF file using the additional documents feature in the hiring system. Candidates must also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be emailed to the search committee chair at We will begin reviewing applications on December 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

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