Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology

Assistant Professor - Human Factors

About this job: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, OTHER

George Mason University - Department of Psychology -   See this job on our site

Job is in: Fairfax, VA US

Contact: Susan Ridley
Phone: 703-993-1398

Post Date: August 11, 2022
Job Starts: August 25, 2023
Application Deadline: October 15, 2022

We are looking for individuals with a Ph.D. in Human Factors or a closely related discipline; a strong research record in Human Factors including Human Factors related publications; and evidence of, or potential for, excellence at teaching/mentoring and obtaining external funding. Candidates who will have a PhD conferred before the start of Fall 2023 classes will be considered eligible for this posting. The position is open to a variety of research specializations within Human Factors and Ergonomics. We are especially interested in researchers working on applications in areas such as, but not limited to: augmented or virtual reality; health care and medical systems; usability and user experience; Neuroergonomics; human machine teaming; ground, air or maritime transportation; and computational modeling. We are open to compelling cases of other research areas if they can complement the applied nature of our program and current faculty. We are also interested in applicants with experience teaching task analysis, usability, and/or other user experience courses. We are also particularly interested in faculty members who can contribute substantively to an environment that fosters collaboration, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The successful candidate will be part of the Arch Lab, which consists of seven full-time faculty, three adjunct faculty, and about 50 graduate students. Arch Lab members conduct research in selective and sustained attention, eye movements, memory, spatial navigation, and visual perception as applied to such domains as trust in automation/autonomy, social robotics, driving, and human-computer interaction. See for more information. The Department of Psychology ( has over 1,400 undergraduate majors, over 300 graduate students, and 45 faculty members, making it one of the largest departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Our department is guided by four primary foci. First, the department is focused on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels in our department and, more broadly, in our field. This mission is facilitated by our location in one of the most diverse regions of the country and by George Mason’s status as the most diverse university in Virginia ( and one of the 20 most diverse public universities in the country ( Second, in line with George Mason’s Carnegie classification as a Research I university and its strategic goal of conducting research of consequence, our department focuses on being a prominent center for translational research. Faculty and students in our department conduct high quality, rigorous research on pressing problems, and work to disseminate knowledge in both academic and non-academic circles. Third, we focus strongly on our training of students across all five of our graduate programs (applied developmental psychology, clinical psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, and human factors and applied cognition). Faculty are highly dedicated to the success of our graduate students, and our programs’ rankings continue to rise. Finally, we are deeply committed to undergraduate education, with a robust research training environment.