Assistant Professor - Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience

Texas Tech University School of Law
September 22, 2023
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Assistant Professor - Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience


Psychological Sciences

Position Description

Contributes to the university's mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

About the Department and/or College

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Texas Tech University (https:// www. has doctoral programs in clinical, counseling, cognition and cognitive neuroscience, human factors, and social psychology. We currently have 27 full-time faculty members, 130+ doctoral students, over 1,500 undergraduate majors, our own building with labs and classroom space, and a Psychology Clinic. The Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute (TTNI) houses a research-dedicated fMRI. Our research programs encompass departmental, campus, community, and national/international collaborations. We have effective working relationships with the TTU Health Sciences Center, several large area hospitals, numerous clinics and psychological-service agencies, and other multidisciplinary groups in the region. Texas Tech is classified as a doctoral “research-extensive university” by the Carnegie Foundation, a Research 1 University, and as a “national research university” by the State of Texas. Texas Tech is also designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a First-Gen Forward Advisory Institution. With a population over 250,000 people, Lubbock is an ethnically diverse community, with a low cost of living, semi-arid climate, modern airport and infrastructure, and great school districts.

Major/Essential Functions

Candidates are expected to conduct independent, productive, and programmatic research, compete for extramural research funding, teach undergraduate and graduate psychology courses, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession.


Texas Tech University

Required Qualifications

Competitive candidates will have the following qualifications: Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or cognitive science; skill and expertise in conducting human-subjects neuroimaging research with fMRI, including study design, image acquisition, and data analysis; ability to teach graduate cognitive neuroscience courses and fMRI courses; interest in collaborating with current faculty and graduate students, in particular to provide neuroimaging expertise.

Candidates are expected to have a developmentally appropriate record of effectiveness as a teacher, researcher, and service provider, as well as the potential for growth in each of those areas.

Preferred Qualifications

Expertise in other neuroimaging techniques, computational modeling, or health psychology is valued but not required.

Safety Information

Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.

Occasional Duties

Does this position work in a research laboratory?


Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, sample reprints, contact information for three people who have agreed to serve as references, and any other materials that applicants think will be helpful. In their cover letter, applicants should explain how they meet the criteria for the desired position that were listed above.

We will begin reviewing applications on October 9, 2023. Please direct questions about these positions to: Dr. Keith Jones, Department Chair, [email protected], (806) 834-8745.

Required Attachments

Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Research Statement, Resume / CV, Teaching Philosophy, Writing Sample

Optional Attachments

Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Job Type

Full Time

Pay Basis


Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan by visiting www.

Travel Required




Grant Funded?


Job Group

Assistant Professor

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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