Social Cognition Faculty Search

Johns Hopkins University, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences


Position Description

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University seeks two full-time tenure-track or tenured professors with a focus on social cognition, to start July 2020. These are open rank positions and candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. The successful candidates will conduct high quality, active, externally funded research programs in any area of social cognition broadly construed. Areas of research could include (but are not limited to) moral cognition, social decision-making, theory of mind, person perception, social development and social cognitive neuroscience. Successful candidates will also contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring in PBS.  Cluster hires will be considered. The Department is conducting a broad and inclusive search and is committed to identifying candidates who through their research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is located on the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland, and maintains close ties and collaborative relationships with the Departments of Cognitive ScienceNeurosciencePhilosophy, the Mind/Brain Institute, and the newly established SNF Agora Institute.



Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience or related field by the start of the position.


Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, research and teaching statements, and three representative publications.  In addition, three letters of recommendation should be submitted for applications at assistant professor (pre-tenure) rank. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by November 30, 2019.  Questions regarding the application may be directed to .


Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.