University Professorship in Applied Cognitive Psychology

Darmstadt University of Technology Institute of Psychology

The Institute of Psychology of the Department of Human Sciences at Technische Universität Darmstadt invites applications for a vacant

University Professorship (W3) “Applied Cognitive Psychology”

The Institute of Psychology at Technische Universität Darmstadt endorses experimental psychological and a high level of interdisciplinarity. Thus, the future holder of this position is expected to engage in basic experimental research regarding core topics of cognitive psychology (e.g., perception, learning, memory, thinking or language) as well as in applied research, preferably with an interdisciplinary perspective. They have to teach courses in cognitive and general psychology as well as in research methods (including hands-on experimental psychology training) in the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in psychology programs. Some of their research method courses will target a broader audience of students in the human sciences (including education and sport science).

Furthermore, close collaboration is expected with the other groups at the Institute of Psychology, namely with work and engineering psychology, with organizational and economic psychology, and with educational psychology. They should also make a substantial contribution to the Centre of Cognitive Science and should cooperate with other disciplines at Technische Universität Darmstadt, in particular with engineering disciplines, for example regarding interdisciplinary research and teaching projects about applied cognitive psychology questions.

Apart from an excellent academic track record, including a PhD in a relevant field, didactic-educational suitability are presupposed. Very good knowledge of German is desirable.

The position is tenured with a remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications, following the German "W-Besoldung" and subject to negotiations between the applicant and the university directorate. The regulations for employment are specified under §§ 61 and 62 HHG (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz).

Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female faculty members and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Technische Universität Darmstadt is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program.

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Applications, including the usual documents, in particular curriculum vitae, list of publications, overview of teaching activities to date, description of scientific activities, record of third-party funding, and copies of relevant diplomas must be sent under the given code-no. digitally (preferably combined in one pdf document) to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. Dr. Petra Grell, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Alexanderstraße 10, D-64283 Darmstadt (

Code No. 351

Published on

June 23, 2021

Application deadline

September 05, 2021