The Department of Psychology & Neuroscience in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at Temple University is seeking to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level. Candidates should be prepared to lead a dynamic and rigorous research program with strong potential for external funding. They should also be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are particularly interested in candidates who work in cognition, cognitive development, or cognitive neuroscience. Priorities include some of the following: (a) candidates who study multiple age ranges, various ethnicities/cultures, or atypical as well as typical development; (b) candidates who use multiple techniques, including behavioral measures, neuroscientific measures, or computational modeling; (c) candidates whose research is relevant to education and science of learning. The earliest start date for the appointment would be July 1, 2024 although later dates are possible.

Temple is a state-related Carnegie I Research University (highest research activity) located in the vibrant city of Philadelphia, where it has created a diverse educational community through innovative approaches to admissions and affordability, rigorous academic programs, a strong bond with the city of Philadelphia, and groundbreaking research. The successful applicant will have an appointment in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, which houses a large undergraduate major and a strong doctoral program that embraces collaboration across areas of study. Many faculty have significant funding from NIH, NSF, or private foundations, and some are among the most highly cited researchers in the entire discipline. Available resources include a brain imaging center that houses a Siemens 3T MRI machine as well as EEG and eye-tracking systems, and an in-house clinic that serves a diverse university and Philadelphia community.


A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment.

Application Instructions

Applicants should initially submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, copies of three representative publications, and contact information for three professional references who may be asked to provide letters of recommendation later. A teaching statement and diversity statement may also be requested at a later point.

Candidates are urged to apply before December 8, 2023 for fullest consideration but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants may contact Nora Newcombe, PhD (, chair of the Search Committee, with questions about the application or review process.