Assistant/Associate Professor in Human Decision Making, Department of Psychological Sciences

Requisition ID:  15349

Purdue University: Assistant/Associate Professor in Human Decision Making, Department of Psychological Sciences

Job Summary

Purdue University’s Department of Psychological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor position focused on Human Decision Making. The position will begin in the Fall of 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct original research, mentor students, and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. You can learn more about our department at our website:


The candidate must have a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology or a related field by the position start date. In addition, the candidate should demonstrate the ability and/or potential to publish high-quality research, obtain external funding, and excel in teaching and mentoring. We seek candidates who conduct basic and/or applied research in human decision making, broadly defined. The ideal person would use advanced research methods and quantitative approaches to conduct basic research on decision making and also study decision making in applied domains, such as health decision making, organizational decision making, or clinical decision making.

Application Procedures

Applications must include: (1) cover letter of interest; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) up to three peer-reviewed papers; (4) a research statement; (5) a teaching statement; and (6) a diversity and inclusion statement (see below). In addition, (7) please arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to

Purdue University’s Department of Psychological Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Application review will begin October 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Darryl Schneider, Chair of the Search Committee (

Additional Information

Established in 1869, Purdue is Indiana’s land-grant university, a comprehensive educational and research institution and member of the American Association of Universities. The West Lafayette campus, located one hour north of Indianapolis and two hours south of downtown Chicago, has ten academic colleges with an enrollment of 44,500 students from over 133 countries. The diverse greater Lafayette/West Lafayette community ( has a population of approximately 200,000, and a low cost of living.

The Department of Psychological Sciences is the largest department in the College of Health and Human Sciences (, the second-largest college at Purdue. The Psychological Sciences faculty have strong connections with several college- and campus-wide initiatives, including the Center for Research on Brain, Behavior, and NeuroRehabilitation (CEREBBRAL), the Life Science MRI Facility, the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN), and the Center on Aging and the Life Course (CALC).

Equal Opportunity

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Interested candidates should apply here: