Visiting Assistant Professor, Cognitive Psychology
of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applicants for a one-year visiting assistant position in Cognitive Psychology to begin Fall 2017, with the possibility of contract renewal. The teaching load for the academic year is 5 courses. We seek a motivated teacher to teach Introduction to Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and an advanced undergraduate research methods course in cognitive psychology. Area of specialization is open, but we especially welcome applicants with expertise in attention, cognitive neuroscience, memory or language. We also encourage applications from individuals who are sensitive to the issues of ethnic diversity in their teaching and can serve as role models for students from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Completed Ph.D. preferred but strong ABD candidates will be considered.


Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching statement, and arrange for two references to send letters (one of which addresses teaching) via Interfolio:https://apply.interfolio.com/40588. Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to Brien Ashdown at ashdown@hws.edu. EOE

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