Department of Psychology announces Assistant Professor position in Cognitive Psychology

by on July 19, 2017

Assistant Professor of Psychology:  Cognitive Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Wake Forest University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Cognitive Psychology beginning in July, 2018. We are primarily interested in candidates whose research focuses on topics related to cognitive control, such as working memory, attentional control, inhibitory processing, metacognition and related topics. This hire is part of an initiative to increase our department’s already existing strengths in self-regulation, which include faculty doing research on topics such as emotion regulation (Waugh, Seta), self-control (Masicampo, Petrocelli), self-regulated personality change (Jayawickreme), and aspects of memory and executive function (Jennings, Dagenbach). Evidence of superior scholarship and teaching ability is required. The successful candidate will teach courses in Cognitive Psychology, as well as more general courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, conduct programmatic research, supervise undergraduate and graduate student research, and be committed to diversity and inclusion as core values.

The Department offers BA and research-oriented general MA degrees.  Additional information about the Department is available at

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education.  The University is ranked among the top thirty national universities by U.S. News and World Report.  The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty, staff, and students and to the development of a multicultural educational environment that affirms the value of cultural diversity and inclusion. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.”  For quick facts about the University, go to

Applicants should apply on-line at including a cover letter addressed to the members of the search committee, your vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness if available.  At least three signed confidential letters of recommendation must be sent via email to  Applications will be processed from Oct 20 until the position is filled.

For additional information, please contact the search committee at


Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.


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