Visiting assistant professor of psychology – cognitive psychology/neuroscience

Job Type: 
Part-Time or Visiting Faculty
Union College

The Union College Department of Psychology seeks an excellent teacher/scholar specializing in cognitive psychology and/or neuroscience for a period of three years, with the possibility of extending to five.  The area of specialization is open, but the successful candidate will be able to offer our 200-level courses in cognitive psychology and behavioral neuroscience.  An ability and interest to teach some subset of statistics, introduction to psychology, sensation and perception with lab, and research methods would also be helpful.  We also anticipate that our new colleague will contribute to the College’s general-education program by teaching a first-year preceptorial and/or sophomore research seminar.  Both of these courses are aimed at non-majors, focus on a topic of the faculty member’s choosing, and develop students’ writing, thinking, and secondary-research skills.  We expect that our new colleague will establish and maintain a high-quality research program that involves undergraduate students.  PhD by appointment date preferred.

Union College recognizes the rich possibilities of interdisciplinary studies. Candidates who can support Interdisciplinary Studies programs, including those with community engagement interests, are encouraged to apply.

Teaching load is two courses per ten-week trimester, six courses per academic year.  Salary and benefits are competitive. The College offers strong support for both teaching and research.

Founded in 1795, Union College is a small, selective, private college with a history of excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and engineering. Both the College and the department take great pride in offering our students rigorous and engaging learning experiences and the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research.

The College is located in New York’s Capital Region, a metropolitan area of over one million people.  Our region offers affordable, livable neighborhoods and a variety of interesting cultural and recreational opportunities.  In addition, both New York City and Boston are located within a three-hour drive from campus.

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Our goal is not only to increase diversity, but to support a diverse environment in which people from varied backgrounds can succeed and thrive. As such, we welcome applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Applicants are encouraged to state in their cover letter how they will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences if hired.  We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities who request such accommodations.

We ask that candidates submit the following via our portal at (1) an application letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) statements of teaching and research interests, (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness including any course evaluations and peer evaluations that are available, (5) evidence of scholarship including copies of peer-reviewed publications, and (6) a statement describing experience working with diverse student populations and/or the ability to contribute to a diverse community.  Questions may be directed to Dan Burns, chair of the search committee, at [email protected]  Review of applications will begin on December 31. 2018.