Adjunct Teaching Professor Cognitive Science at Occidental College

Job Type: 
Part-Time or Visiting Faculty

Adjunct Teaching Positions at Occidental College in Cognitive Science

The Department of Cognitive Science at Occidental College is seeking an adjunct faculty member(s) to teach one or more courses in the 2017-18 fall and spring semesters.  Courses for which instructors are needed include...

       •   CogSci 104: Introduction to Neuroscience (Fall 2017). Lectures are scheduled from 10:40 to 11:35 AM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Estimated enrollment is 24. Course description:

       •   CogSci 320: Cognitive Neuroscience (Spring 2018). Lectures are tentatively scheduled from 10:05 to 11:30 AM on Tuesday and Thursday, with labs from 1:30 to 4:25 PM on the same days. Estimated enrollment is 18. Course description:

There will be the option of teaching a second course in the fall. This could be a second section of Introduction to Neuroscience or could be an elective course.

Occidental is a residential liberal arts college with approximately 1800 undergraduate students located in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. Our median SAT score of entering freshmen was 1950 this year, and approximately 42% of the student body is students of color. Our faculty has approximately 135 full time members, and the ten faculty within Cognitive Science represent a wide range of disciplines. The College is committed to academic excellence in a diverse community and to supporting interdisciplinary and multicultural academic programs that provide a gifted and diverse group of students with an educational experience that prepares them for leadership in a pluralistic world. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have their PhD (or have completed all work for their PhD except for the dissertation) in a relevant area of neuroscience, cognitive science, or psychology  . Please email your application, including a letter of interest, a CV including your teaching experience, teaching evaluations (if available), sample syllabi (if available), and two letters of recommendation to the Department Chair, Carmel Levitan, at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Occidental College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.