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Assistant Professor in Quantitative Psychology

Psychology Los Angeles, California




The Department of Psychology in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date of August 2018. We seek applicants engaged in outstanding research in quantitative psychology who develop cutting-edge quantitative methods. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily quantitative methods courses. The specific area of quantitative focus is open, but applicants are particularly sought in any one of the following areas:

(a) Categorical and latent class modeling, including Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM), Growth Curve Modeling, and SEM;

(b) Psychological measurement, including contemporary issues in Item Response Theory, Computerized Adaptive Testing, and incorporation of Individual Differences, including cultural differences into measurement;

(c) Bayesian methods, particularly Markov Chain, Monte Carlo (MCMC) techniques;

(d) Computational techniques for brain imaging (fMRI, NIRS, MEG, EEG) and brain activity mapping, and the associated neurocomputational modeling of cognition and perception;

(e) Large-scale analytical techniques, or what is often referred to as “Big Data” methods: Social Network Analysis, Deep Learning, Bioinformatics (including Genetics), Exploratory Data Mining, Predictive Analytics;

All applicants are required to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.  In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page. The applicant should upload cover letter, CV, research statement, representative scholarly papers, and names of three referees who will be contacted by USC for a letter of reference. Please send any inquiries to Professor Richard John at . Screening of applicants will begin October 2, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

REQ20048598 Posted Date: 08/15/2017

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