Cognitive Psychology

The Psychology Department of California State University, San Marcos expects to hire one new tenure-track, assistant professor beginning Fall 2014.  We are seeking an individual with experience in any aspect of cognitive psychology including, but not limited to, perception, attention, memory, language, problem solving, decision making, reasoning, and spatial cognition.  We welcome applicants with interests in interdisciplinary work and research that takes advantage of our ethnically diverse region.

Minimum requirements for the position include:  Ph.D. in cognitive psychology or related field prior to date of appointment and evidence of the ability to establish and maintain an active and productive research program that will involve students.

Preferred requirements for the position include:  Evidence of effective teaching at the university level, evidence of research productivity, and experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. Preference will also be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service.

Duties:  The successful candidate may teach introductory psychology courses, including statistics and research methods, and lecture, laboratory, and graduate courses in cognitive psychology.  This person will also supervise Master's theses, involve undergraduate students in an active research program, and participate in activities serving the department, college, university, and community.


Applications must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests and statement of teaching philosophy
  • Reprints/Preprints of up to three representative publications
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Faculty Application
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A review of application will begin on November 1st and continue until the position is filled. 

The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit  for more information.

California State University San Marcos, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, is strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran status.