Rice University, Office of Faculty Development

Position ID:RiceU-Office of Faculty Development-ASSIS [#25503]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Quantitative Methods
Position Location:Houston, Texas 77005, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Psychology
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/08/30, finished 2024/02/20)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Rice University (Houston, Texas) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor positions to begin July 1, 2024.

The position is in the area of QUANTITATIVE METHODS and is part of a cluster hire across the School of Social Sciences. The specialty area is completely open, with connection to more than one of our research interest groups: human factors/human-computer interaction (HF/HCI), cognitive and affective neuroscience; health psychology; and industrial-organizational psychology. Priority will be given to candidates who will enhance research within the department, teaching within the graduate curriculum, and social sciences scholarship across the school. Examples of topics areas include (but are NOT limited to): models for inference (e.g., SEM/CFA, Bayesian modeling, linear mixed effects), data mining (e.g., machine learning, network analysis, generative models), and simulations (e.g., agent-based modeling, computational modeling of psychological processes). The hire will work with scholars within our four departmental areas listed above, and they will interact with other scholars in the School of Social Sciences more broadly.

The position requires a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline conferred by July 1, 2024, and job duties entail conducting a productive and exceptional research program with potential to secure external funding, teaching undergraduate and graduate psychology courses, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and providing service to the field, the department, and the university.

The Department of Psychological Sciences trains doctoral students in HF/HCI (fully accredited by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society), cognitive and affective neuroscience; health psychology; and industrial-organizational psychology. In the most recent rankings of the U.S. News and World Report (2022), our industrial-organizational psychology program was ranked #1 in Best Industrial and Organizational Psychology Programs. The Department also offers professional master’s programs in both HF/HCI and industrial-organizational psychology.

The successful candidate will be associated with one or more of our program areas and will join a highly collegial department of internationally recognized faculty in an environment that nurtures research and scholarship, with many opportunities for collaboration within the department, across the university, and with the adjacent Texas Medical Center and greater Houston, Texas area. For more details, about our department, see https://psychology.rice.edu/.

Rice University is a private, comprehensive research university located in the heart of Houston’s dynamic Museum District. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across eight schools and has a student body of approximately 4,400 undergraduate and 4,000 graduate students. Rice consistently ranks among the top 20 national universities and the top 10 in undergraduate teaching (US News & World Report); its endowment ranks among the top 25 of US universities. In 2023, the Department of Psychological Sciences was ranked 5th in Best Colleges for Psychology in America by Niche. Houston has been characterized as the most diverse city in America.

We encourage everyone to apply, especially those individuals who have been historically underrepresented in academia: people of color, LGBTQI people, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and people of any age or family status. We actively strive to counter prejudice and to create a working environment that is inclusive and equitable.

For full consideration, applications should be received by October 1, 2023. Review will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should use the application portal http://apply.interfolio.com/130646 to provide (1) cover letter, (2) vita, (3) research statement (3 pages max), (4) teaching statement including evidence of teaching effectiveness and courses you could teach at both the graduate and undergraduate level (2 pages max), (5) a description of how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Rice through your teaching, research, and/or service (2 page max), (6) three representative reprints, and (7) three letters of recommendation.


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Postal Mail:
Rice University
Office of Faculty Development MS 105
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892