Tenure Line Position in Psychology, Human Factors and Applied Cognition

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Apr 26, 2021
May 14, 2021
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Tenure Line Position in Psychology, Human Factors and Applied Cognition

The George Mason University Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Human Factors available to begin Fall 2021. This position has been approved as open-rank. Junior candidates should demonstrate rigorous scholarship that is capable of attracting external funding, and more advanced faculty (associate or full professor rank) should have demonstrated a record of external funding and high levels of research productivity. All candidates should demonstrate strong teaching potential/experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In a continuing effort to enrich GMU's academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, we actively encourage applications from all job seekers including members of all groups underrepresented in higher education.

About the Psychology Department: The Department of Psychology (https://psychology.gmu.edu/) has over 1,000 undergraduate majors and over 200 graduate students. With this number of students and over 40 faculty members, psychology is one of the largest departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which is the largest college at George Mason. Our department is guided by three primary foci.

First, the department is focused on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels in our department and, more broadly, in our field. This mission is facilitated by our location in one of the most diverse regions of the country and by George Mason's status as the most diverse university in Virginia (https://www2.gmu.edu/about-mason/diversity-mason) and one of the 20 most diverse public universities in the country (https://www2.gmu.edu/news/588496).

Second, in line with George Mason's Carnegie classification as a Research I university and its strategic goal of conducting research of consequence, our department focuses on being a prominent center for translational research. Faculty and students in our department conduct high quality, rigorous research on pressing problems, and work to disseminate knowledge in both academic and non-academic circles.

Third, we focus strongly on our training of students across all five of our graduate programs (applied developmental psychology, clinical psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, and human factors and applied cognition). Faculty are highly dedicated to the success of our graduate students, and our programs' rankings continue to rise.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to maintain a highly productive and impactful research program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses pertaining to human factors (e.g., usability, task analysis, cognitive engineering) and direct and advise graduate students.

Required Qualifications: We are looking for individuals with a Ph.D. in Human Factors or a closely allied discipline; a strong research record in Human Factors including Human Factors related publications; and evidence of, or potential for, excellence at teaching/mentoring and obtaining external funding. Candidates who will have a PhD conferred before the start of Fall 2021 classes will be considered eligible for this posting.

Preferred Qualifications: The position is open to a variety of research specializations within Human Factors and Ergonomics. We are especially interested in researchers working on applications in areas such as, but not limited to: augmented or virtual reality; health care and medical systems; usability and user experience; human machine teaming; ground, air or maritime transportation. We are open to compelling cases of other research areas, as long as they can complement the applied nature of our program and current faculty. We are also particularly interested in faculty members who can contribute substantively to an environment that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The successful candidate will be part of the Arch Lab, which consists of seven full-time faculty, three adjunct faculty, and about 50 graduate students. Arch Lab members conduct research in selective and sustained attention, eye movements, memory, spatial navigation, and visual perception as applied to such domains as trust in automation/autonomy, social robotics, driving, and human-computer interaction. See http://humanfactors.gmu.edu/ for more information.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F416Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu by December 1, 2020; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements that include a description of how the applicant would contribute to the university's mission as a diverse public university. In addition, three letters of reference should be submitted, either online to sridley@gmu.edu or via regular mail to Ms. Susan Ridley, Human Factors and Applied Cognition Search Coordinator, George Mason University, MS 3F5, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444. The search committee will begin reviewing applications after December 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

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