Company Name:

University of California, Berkeley


Berkeley, California

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Cognitive Psychology

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:


Date Posted:

August 19, 2019

Assistant Professor - Human Cognition - Department of Psychology

Recruitment Period

Open August 9th, 2019 through Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks to fill a tenure-track, assistant professor position in the area of human cognitive science, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. Research interests may include but are not limited to memory, learning, reasoning, problem solving, social cognition, decision-making, and individual differences in cognition, including dysfunction. We are especially interested in applicants using quantitative approaches, including computational modeling of behavior and/or statistical analyses of large or complex data sets. The department is particularly interested in research programs that make bridges to other areas within the Psychology Department as well as to other disciplines within cognitive science.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and at the Psychology department. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion. The department and University are committed to supporting employees as they balance work and family.

Basic Qualifications: PhD or equivalent international degree, or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications: Completion of the PhD or equivalent international degree by the application date.

To apply, please go to the following link:

Applicants should arrange for the online submission of three to five letters of recommendation. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by October 15, 2019. Please direct questions to, and include “Human Cognition” in the subject line.

The University is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements

•Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

•Cover Letter

•Statement of Research

•Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to

•Summary of teaching experience and interests

•Reprint/Preprint 1

•Reprint/Preprint 2

•Reprint/Preprint 3 (Optional)

•Reprint/Preprint 4 (Optional)

•Reprint/Preprint 5 (Optional)

Reference requirements

• 3-5 letters of reference required

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