Company Name:

University of Central Florida


Orlando, Florida

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:


Date Posted:

September 16, 2019

Assistant Professor, Human Factors and Cognitive Psychology

The University of Central Florida (UCF) Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Human Factors and Cognitive Psychology (, anticipated to begin in Fall of 2020.

We seek a dedicated and collegial teacher/scholar whose work closely integrates theory and application. Applicants may have a background in areas including, but not limited to, human factors, ergonomics, cognition, cognitive neuroscience, motor performance, sensation, and perception. Applicants with degrees in areas related to human factors (e.g., computer science, engineering) also are encouraged to apply. Research specialization is open.

Applicants for the position must have a research focused Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited institution at time of hire. Candidates should also demonstrate a strong record of research with potential for attracting external funding and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.

Compensation for the 9-month appointment is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. UCF, located in Orlando, Florida, is classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation. With a diverse student body of more than 68,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country. The university offers more than 200 degree programs. UCF is committed to diversity and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. For more information, visit The Department of Psychology at UCF has 56 full-time faculty, over 4,200 undergraduate majors, and offers a Ph.D. in Human Factors and Cognitive, Clinical, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. There is regular cross-collaboration between these programs and other units across the University.

The Human Factors and Cognitive Psychology program consists of 10 full-time faculty members with expertise in a wide range of domains including cognition, neuroscience, aging, and perception as applied to a range of practical domains such as automation and robotics, aviation, driving, cybersecurity, team performance, simulation, and training. The context of these research programs includes laboratory studies, simulation, and field work, which reflects our theme of integrative psychological science. Laboratory facilities include, but are not limited to, driving simulation, virtual/augmented reality, automation and robotics, eye tracking, EEG, and fNIRS ( In addition, the Psychology Department is home to the new IMMERSE Lab, an interdisciplinary, federally-funded lab intended to support the study of human behavior in realistic environments using ambulatory neurophysiological recording systems.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Please apply online at: (job number 498170). Through the online application portal, applicants should submit statements of research and teaching interests (including future research plans), a CV, three reprints/preprints of recent publications and three letters of recommendation. Review of applicants will begin on October 15th, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Informal inquiries concerning the position are welcome and should be sent to Dr. Mark Neider (

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