Sep 13, 2023

Assistant Professor of Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences and Psychology

  • Wellesley College
  • Wellesley, MA, USA
Full time Applied Psychology Cognitive Physiological

Job Description

The Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences program and the Psychology Department at Wellesley College invite applicants for a joint tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, beginning September 2024.  Our Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences program is interdisciplinary with courses in linguistics, psychology, philosophy, and computer science, and our Psychology Department emphasizes empirical research in diverse subfields. We seek a candidate whose research program is in cognitive science or a related field. 

Candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level while maintaining a commitment to their research specialty. Applicants should be able to teach introductory and upper level courses in cognitive science, as well as cognition and an upper level seminar in their area of specialization. Ability to teach psycholinguistics is also highly desirable. The successful candidate is also expected to provide training in qualitative and quantitative methods of the discipline. Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in cognitive science, or a degree in psychology, linguistics, or another relevant field with significant training in cognitive science, by the appointed start date of the position.  

Wellesley College is a highly selective liberal arts college for women, located 15 miles west of Boston. Faculty teach four courses per year and significant support is available for research. We value and are dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community. 

Applicants should apply through our online application system and submit 

  • a cover letter that addresses the qualifications of the job description

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • a teaching statement

  • a research statement that includes a brief description of how undergraduates could contribute

  • a diversity statement that includes teaching and research practices that promote inclusion and belonging

  • names/email addresses of three references

Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

DEADLINE:  October 16, 2023


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