|Position Description & Qualifications
Lawrence University of Wisconsin, a selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music located in Appleton, Wisconsin, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience to begin September 1, 2021. Appointment at the associate level may be considered commensurate with the candidate’s experience. This person will join faculty in the Psychology department and interdisciplinary Neuroscience (major/minor) and Cognitive Science (minor) programs.
We are seeking an individual who is a dedicated teacher passionate about working with undergraduate students in a liberal arts setting, an active and engaging scholar, and an effective mentor for students from diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate will develop and teach new introductory, intermediate, and upper-level courses in cognitive neuroscience, playing an instrumental role in developing curricula for our joint Cognitive and Neuroscience program. Primary duties include: teaching, assessment of student work, advising and mentoring students, collaborating with faculty on curriculum development, and related program/departmental and institutional duties. The teaching load is two courses per term (or one course if it is lab course) for three ten-week terms a year, including participation in Lawrence’s flagship Freshman Studies program approximately every third year. The Freshman Studies curriculum presents an interdisciplinary introduction to the liberal arts intended to support new students’ fundamental skills as readers, writers, and thinkers.
Candidates should have the ability and desire to lead undergraduate research projects and otherwise connect scholarship with teaching. Laboratory space and start-up funds are available for establishing a research program. Candidates’ research should be dedicated to understanding the neural mechanisms related to human cognition and include the collection and analysis of data on human participants. In their research statement, candidates are encouraged to discuss how their scholarship may be particularly suited to a liberal arts setting.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience or a closely related field at the time of application and should submit the following at https://lawrence.peopleadmin.com: (1) a letter explaining your interest in Lawrence and describing ways you can help Lawrence become more inclusive, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) statements on teaching, research, and diversity (as a single PDF document), and (4) three letters of recommendation (two of which attest specifically to teaching). In their teaching statement, candidates should address their commitment to fostering a truly engaged and supportive experience for a diverse community of learners. Applications will be evaluated starting September 21, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the faculty and/or (2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity, or research; and (3) showing interest in developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body.
Candidates are encouraged to read about Lawrence and its surrounding community at Colleges That Change Lives, https://lawrence.peopleadmin.com, and www.lawrence.edu. For further information, please contact the Search Committee chair, Nancy Wall (email@example.com).