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Psychology Faculty – Cognition and Associated Fields

Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Institute of Technology is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast, and offers degree programs at undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. Located two miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean in Melbourne, FL, Florida Tech mixes the excitement of rocket launches from nearby Kennedy Space Center with the laidback atmosphere of a beach community. Additionally, the nearby Brevard Zoo has been rated one of the top 30 in the country by US News and World Report, and the zoo extensively collaborates with the School of Psychology faculty and students in our animal behavior concentration. The School of Psychology has a collegial and productive faculty and offers several bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in psychology. More information about Florida Institute of Technology and the School of Psychology can be found here: and

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.





We are seeking candidates with a commitment to excellence in teaching, research and service who will embody our emphasis on student success. Specific responsibilities include: (a) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, (b) conducting high quality, programmatic research, (c) seeking research funding, and (d) advising and mentoring undergraduate students.

Florida Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the School of Psychology, to begin in August 2020. Although the specialty area is open, preference will be given to candidates with expertise in cognitive psychology broadly defined. This includes, but is not limited to, animal behavior and comparative cognition, cognitive development, decision-making, learning and memory, and other cognitive sciences.

Interested persons should submit curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, teaching statement, research statement, diversity statement describing working with and teaching diverse students, and cover letter directly to the search committee chair, Dr. Vanessa Edkins, with the Subject Line “Cognition and Associated Fields Faculty Position Application” and also submit the same documents officially through, listed under Psychology Faculty – Cognition and Associated Fields.

Direct inquiries to: Dr. Vanessa Edkins,, Head of the School of Psychology, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901-6975.

At Florida Institute of Technology, we believe recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff. We are committed to building an inclusive community that will make the university stronger. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, cultures, and national origins.

Official transcripts of all collegiate work must be sent directly from the attended institution to the Human Resources Office prior to the first day of employment. All international degrees must have a course-by-course official evaluation and translation sent to the Human Resources Office directly from an evaluation company affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). *Required certification or license must be uploaded when submitting application for employment.


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