HUMAN FACTORS AND APPLIED COGNITION. GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY. The Department of Psychology at George Mason University has a tenure-track, junior-level professorship available to begin in Fall 2013. We seek cognitively oriented human factors researchers who closely integrate theory and application. The position is open to a variety of research specializations, as long as the research advances cognitive theory in the context of real-world problems. We particularly seek researchers working on applications in areas such as, but not limited to, aviation, ground transportation, heath care, human-computer interaction, and robotics. The successful candidate will be part of the Arch Lab, which consists of 7 full-time faculty and about 50 graduate students. See http://archlab.gmu.edu/home.shtml. Arch Lab members conduct research in attention, audition, interruptions, memory, vigilance, and visual perception as applied to such domains as automation, aviation, driving, human-computer interaction, and robotics. Work in the lab is focused on behavioral and computational methods, but neuroergonomic techniques are also used in some of our research. The successful candidate could be a member of the new Center of Excellence in Neuroergonomics, Technology, and Cognition (CENTEC) that was established in 2010. See http://centec.gmu.edu. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate classes, including required and seminar courses in topics in human factors, and demonstrate scholarship capable of attracting external funding. Candidates for higher ranks may be considered if they are able to bring external research funding with them. Additional information on the Human Factors and Applied Cognition program can be found at http://archlab.gmu.edu.
Applicants must apply online at http://jobs.gmu.edu and write in position number F8792z. Applications should include (a) cover letter, (b) a vita, (c) research and teaching statements, and (d) three representative research reprints. [Non-electronic reprints may be mailed to Ms. Ridley]. In addition, three letters of reference should be submitted, either online to ude.umg|yeldirs#ude.umg|yeldirs or via regular mail to Ms. Susan Ridley, Human Factors and Applied Cognition Search Coordinator, George Mason University, MS 3F5, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.