Assistant Professor - Cognition and Brain Science

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty
University of South Dakota

The Department of Psychology at the University of South Dakota invites applications for a tenure-track position in Cognition and Brain Science beginning in the Fall of 2019. The candidate will deliver coursework in cognitive psychology, physiological psychology, neuroscience and specialty topics related to cognitive science and human factors psychology. In addition to undergraduate coursework, the candidate will be a core faculty member in the area of human factors and will contribute to the training of graduate students at the MA and PhD level. Research interests are open but candidates should be able to contribute to the development of programs in neuroscience/neuroergonomics, computational modeling, decision making, human-computer interaction and cognitive systems engineering.


Candidates will be expected to develop and maintain productive and programmatic research,  seek extramural research funding, teach undergraduate and graduate courses both face-to-face and online, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, provide service to the department, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Dakota and the profession. Preference will be given to candidates with a history of applied research related to human factors and those willing to develop collaborative research with the Sanford School of Medicine on neuroimaging and electrophysiological research.


Qualifications include: Ph.D. in Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience or related field.

Salary/Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline: Review of completed applications will begin December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure: Applications must be submitted online at and should include 1) a cover letter explaining interest in the position, 2) a current vita, and 3) a statement of teaching and research interests. Additional information may be requested of finalists for the position.

Questions about the position may be addressed to:
Chair, Cognitive and Brain Science Search Committee
Department of Psychology
The University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069
605 677-5351 or [email protected]
(website: )



Cognition Brain Science Position Announcement 2018.pdf79.48 KB