Mar 25, 2020

Visiting Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology

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

Job Description

WILLIAMS COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Cognitive Psychology, beginning July 1, 2020. This position was first advertised in February. We are reposting it in late March because the search is still active. The teaching load would likely consist of an introductory course in cognitive psychology, an upper-level research seminar in the candidate’s area of specialty with an accompanying laboratory, and the cognitive psychology section of a team-taught introductory psychology course. We provide mentoring in teaching and research for visiting faculty, as well as research facilities and support for conducting research with students. We are particularly interested in attracting and welcoming candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience working with diverse undergraduate student populations. Additional information and resources can be found at our departmental web site:


Candidates should have a Ph.D. 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 include a cover letter in which you 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. Your application should also include a vita, two letters of reference, and up to three writing samples (articles). Please include a research statement that includes a description of how undergraduates will be included in your research program. Finally, please submit a teaching statement that includes a description of your pedagogical approach, evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., course evaluations), and a brief description of the course you would like to teach as an upper-level research seminar. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue on a rolling basis. Preliminary interviews with the search committee will be held via video conference. Applicants may then be invited to present a research talk for faculty and participate in interviews with department faculty, all via video conferencing. Please contact Ms. Christine Russell, department administrative assistant, at with any questions.

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 meeting fully 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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