Dec 30, 2020

Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Bowdoin College
  • Brunswick, ME, USA
Full time Cognitive Development

Job Description

The Psychology Department at Bowdoin College seeks applicants for two Visiting Assistant Professor positions beginning July 1, 2021: one in the area of Developmental Psychology and one in Cognitive Psychology. A Ph.D. in these areas by July 1, 2021 is preferred; ABD considered. These are full-time positions with an initial appointment for one year and the possibility of renewal for an additional year, depending upon departmental needs and successful review and reappointment. Teaching responsibilities for each position will consist of two courses per semester; topics for these courses in 2021-2022 will likely include: Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, Data Analysis, a topics-level course in cognitive psychology, and laboratory courses and seminars in cognitive and developmental psychology.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education and a readiness to involve undergraduates in their research. Bowdoin is a learning community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and from those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit a letter of application, a CV, a teaching statement, a research statement, and a statement indicating how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship may support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Also provide the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (35.3% students of color, 7.4% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website:


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