Company Name:

Wesleyan University


Middletown, Connecticut

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant Professor, Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

August 1, 2019

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor -- Cognitive Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University seeks to appoint, at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level, a broadly trained cognitive neuroscientist, for an appointment beginning July 1, 2020. Research focus on any area in cognitive neuroscience, including motor control, object recognition, language, memory, attention and cognitive control, and emotion is welcome.

The ideal candidate will have a high quality research program that incorporates undergraduates and will be prepared to teach four courses per year: an introductory course in cognitive neuroscience, two specialized courses in an area of expertise, and one course in statistics or research methods. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. The Department has 18 full-time faculty members in the areas of cognition, neuroscience, psychopathology, development, culture, and social psychology. Members also contribute to interdisciplinary programs in Neuroscience and Behavior, Science and Society, and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and participate in a postdoctoral program.

Located in Middletown CT, Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that highly values both scholarship and teaching, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits. Wesleyan does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Vice President for Equity & Inclusion / Title IX Officer, 318 North College, 860.685.4771.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor. To apply, please submit the following: the curriculum vitae, up to 3 reprints (in a single pdf), a statement of research plans, a teaching statement, and teaching evaluations (if available). As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Applications should be submitted online at At the time of application, candidates will also be asked to provide email addresses for at least three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 so, to be fully considered, candidates should submit the application early enough to provide their recommenders with time to submit their letters by October 1.

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