Call for applications: Professor in developmental psychology

Positions. The University Mohammed VI Polytechnic (Ben Guerir, Morocco) is recruiting one to two professors of developmental psychology, motivated to work on literacy and/or collaborative learning, for October 2019 (at the earliest).

Context. The professors recruited will participate in the creation of a School of Collective Intelligence comprising a teaching dimension (master’s level), a fundamental research dimension, and potentially an applied research dimension. The School of Collective Intelligence benefits from a partnership with the MIT, and NYU’s GovLab.

Job description. The recruited professors will divide their time between teaching (max. 3 courses per year), basic research, and applied research, in varying proportions depending on the position. Teaching will be in English or French.  

Profiles. Candidates must have a doctorate/PhD in a discipline related to developmental psychology. All levels of experience are accepted, and will affect the job title and compensation. Candidates must have demonstrated the ability to publish articles in international journals. Their past research is not required to have focused on literacy and/or collaborative learning, but they must be motivated to work in these areas. Master of French or, ideally, of Arabic, would be a plus, in order to interact with school personel.

Selection. Applicants send a full CV, a cover letter (1 page), a research statement (1 to 2 pages), and two letters of recommendation. The pre-selected candidates will be contacted and interviewed.

Salaries and working conditions. Compensation will be variable depending on the candidates’ experience, but generally very competitive. The recruited professors will benefit from a starting package including research funding, a research assistant, and a hiring budget (for students and post-docs). The work will be carried out within a dynamic group of over ten researchers working on the theme of collective intelligence (in cognitive science and data science). The campus is new, near Marrakech in the city of Ben Guerir, and offers public facilities and accommodation for teachers.

Contact. Applications and questions should be addressed to Brent Strickland and Hugo Mercier () before September 1st 2019.