Visiting Assistant Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Science

The Cognitive and Behavioral Science Department at Washington and Lee University ( ) seeks to fill a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Cognitive psychology, beginning July 1, 2021. This position carries a 6-course teaching load distributed over Fall and Winter terms (12 weeks each), and the university’s signature 4-week Spring Term. Competitive applicants will demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate instruction and engagement of undergraduates in research. We seek candidates who can teach an introductory cognition course and statistics. The successful candidate will also teach courses in their area of expertise, supervise student research, and be skilled with statistical software.

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster an inclusive campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. Our department is committed to preparing our students for engaged citizenship by creating an educational environment that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.

Washington and Lee University is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, liberal arts college of approximately 1820 undergraduate and 360 law students and located in Lexington, VA, three hours southwest of Washington, DC. W&L is ranked among the top 10 national liberal arts colleges. Established in 1749, it is the ninth oldest institution of higher learning in the nation.

PhD required by time of appointment.

Review of applications begins April 15, 2021 .

Applicants should provide: 1) cover letter 2) current CV; 3) three letters of recommendation; 4) representative reprints; 5) statement of teaching experience; 6) evidence of teaching effectiveness (including but not limited to peer or supervisor observation letters and student course evaluations, if available); 7) description of research plans, including how undergraduates will be involved; and 8) statement of diversity and inclusiveness.

Please apply online using the following link:

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.

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