Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Human Factors
Rice University - Department of Psychological Sciences - See this job on our site
Job is in: Houston, TX US
Post Date: October 4, 2021
Job Starts: July 1, 2022
The Department of Psychological Sciences at Rice University (Houston, Texas) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Human Factors, defined broadly to include Human-Computer Interaction, Engineering Psychology, Applied Experimental Psychology, and Human Systems Integration to begin July 1, 2022. The successful candidate will join the Human Factors/Human Computer Interaction (HF/HCI) program which is fully accredited by HFES and has enjoyed recent growth and strengthening within the Department. The position requires a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, and job duties entail conducting a productive research program with potential to secure external funding, the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate psychology courses, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and to provide service to the field, the department, and the university. Specialty area is open but should complement that of the current HF/HCI faculty. Successful candidates will have a research program that integrates basic and applied research and contributes to the field of Human Factors and has the potential to raise the prominence of the HF/HCI Program at Rice University. Program faculty are highly collegial and do research in a wide range of areas including HCI, usability, driving, health care, voting systems, visual performance, team science, and computational modeling. For more details, about the faculty and program, see https://psychology.rice.edu/human-factors-human-computer-interaction. The Department of Psychological Sciences trains doctoral students in HF/HCI, cognitive and affective neuroscience; health psychology; and industrial-organizational psychology. The Department also offers professional Master’s programs in both HF/HCI and industrial-organizational psychology. The successful candidate will join a department 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. 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 4,000 undergraduate and 3,000 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 20 of US universities. In 2021, the Department of Psychological Sciences was ranked 6th in Best Colleges for Psychology in America by Niche. More information about the department is available on our website: www.psychology.rice.edu. 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, LGBTQIA+ people, women, people with disabilities, veterans, or people of any age or family status. We strive to actively counter prejudice and to create a working environment that is inclusive and equitable. Early applications are encouraged. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should use the application portal http://apply.interfolio.com/94132 to provide (1) cover letter, (2) vita, (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement including evidence of teaching effectiveness, (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, (6) three representative reprints, and (7) three letters of recommendation. Equal Employment Opportunity Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. Rice University Standard of Civility: Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public.