Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology in Cognitive Neuroscience
Wesleyan University, Department of Psychology
United States

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.


Minimum Qualifications               

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; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in Psychology or related field within one year of hire.


Management Competencies     


Special Instructions To Applicants            

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) up to 3 reprints (in a single pdf), (4) a statement of research plans, (5) a teaching statement, and (6) teaching evaluations (if available). As part of the cover letter, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.


You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).


After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.


Additional Information 

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.


Please contact Cathy Race ( if you have questions about the application process.


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