The Psychology Field Group at Pitzer College is recruiting a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Psychology: Cognitive Neuroscience for the 2019-2020 academic year. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline is required. The area of specialization within cognitive neuroscience is open, but we are particularly interested in scholars whose work intersects with the core values of the college: social responsibility, intercultural understanding, interdisciplinary learning, student engagement, and environmental sustainability. Candidates should articulate these connections in the cover letter.
Teaching load is five courses per academic year and may include mid-level courses in biological and/or cognitive psychology, advanced practicum and seminar courses in the candidate’s specialty area, a contribution to our required courses, such as introductory psychology, psychological statistics, research methods, or senior capstone in ethical issues, and occasionally a writing-intensive first-year seminar.
Although the position is based in the Psychology Field Group (contributing to the biological and cognitive subfields), the successful candidate may establish informal affiliations with Cognitive Science at the Claremont Colleges and Neuroscience at the Keck Science Department.
Required Materials: 1. Letter of application 2. Curriculum vitae 3. Research statement (2 pages) 4. Teaching statement (2 pages) 5. Diversity statement (2 pages) 6. Reprints/Preprints 7. Syllabi 8. Teaching evaluations 9. Graduate transcript 10. Three letters of recommendation
Candidates are sought with a commitment to undergraduate teaching and the ability to establish an active research program that involves undergraduates. Ability to address issues of diversity—such as gender, sexuality, disability, class, race and/or ethnicity, and a demonstrated commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented groups—will be favorably considered.
The successful candidate may establish affiliations with one of several Intercollegiate Departments (Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, Chican@/Latin@ Studies) and/or the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement. Pitzer College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College’s distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. Pitzer College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Professional Recommendations Contact information for three recommendation providers is required. Applicants will be prompted to submit contact information for recommendation providers while completing the online application. Recommendation providers will be contacted via automated system email with a link and instructions for uploading letters following successful submission of the complete application.
Application Instructions and Deadline To apply, please visit Faculty Positions at Pitzer or the link: https://pitzer.peopleadmin.com/postings/search?query=&query_v0_posted_at_date=&query_position_type_id=2&commit=Search
Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by September 14,2018.
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The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.
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