Nov 25, 2019

Visiting Assistant Professor in Cognitive Science

  • Williams College
  • Williamstown, MA, USA
Full time Cognitive

Job Description

Williams College Program in Cognitive Science invites applications for a two-year position at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020. Candidates trained in any subfield of cognitive science are encouraged to apply. We seek excellent teachers whose research programs can engage undergraduate students. The teaching load consists of four courses or the equivalent per year. Likely courses include the introductory cognitive science course and a capstone cognitive science course, as well as courses in the candidate’s subfield. We are particularly interested in candidates from historically underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience working effectively with diverse undergraduate student populations.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in cognitive science or a related discipline at the time of appointment. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available at

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online at Your application should also include a cover letter, a vita, and up to three reprints. In the cover letter, please speak to your ability to work effectively with an undergraduate student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. The cover letter should also include a brief introduction to your research and teaching. Finally, please include evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., course evaluations) if available. We will request three letters of reference from finalists in the search. The deadline for applications is January 1, 2020 or until the position is filled. Please contact Safa Zaki, Chair, Program in Cognitive Science, with any questions related to the search.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website ( Beyond fully meeting its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.


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