Psychology Department Employment Opportunities

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Faculty Opportunities

Open rank faculty position in visual perception and cognition with an emphasis on the use of virtual reality: 

The University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks an outstanding vision scientist to join the Living Environments Laboratory and the Department of Psychology. 

We seek an outstanding scientist with expertise in investigations of typical or atypical aspects of visual or visuo-motor processing, with an emphasis on the use of virtual reality techniques. The ideal candidate for this position would carry out virtual reality, psychophysical, and computational studies of the visual and/or visuo-motor capabilities of humans, with an eye toward application and translational research. The applicant would teach aspects of vision science that could include human visual perception, virtual reality and computer vision. 

The applicant would also be expected to take a leadership role in guiding the long-term development of the Living Environments Laboratory (which houses a virtual reality CAVE as well as other forms of virtual reality technology).The successful applicant will join a diverse group of vision researchers studying typical and atypical visual processing using a variety of techniques ranging from molecular and cellular, to neurophysiological, behavioral and neuroimaging approaches, across a number of departments, including Ophthalmology, Neuroscience, Psychology, and Engineering. These researchers are brought together on campus through the McPherson Eye Research Institute. 

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is one of the top public universities in the country, and Madison is consistently voted as one of the best places to live in the U.S.

Applicants may apply until the position is filled, but the next review of applications will begin October 15, 2015 with initial invitations to interview expected soon afterward. 

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UW-Madison is committed to providing opportunities to people from all backgrounds to help create a welcoming, empowered, and inclusive community. UW-Madison encourages women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Undergraduate Research & Job Opportunities

Research for Credit: There are many opportunities for undergraduates to gain research experience in the Department of Psychology. Check out the listing of positions available, now available online!

Proctors: We are often in need of proctors for exams. Proctors are typically recruited at the beginning of each semester, with more students recruited in the fall semester that will continue into the spring semester. If you are interested in proctoring, please look for signs in the Psychology Building, or contact Gary Malchow at