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Lecturer in Statistical Methods

Brown University Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences
Providence, Rhode Island
Faculty level
Start date
Aug 30, 2023

Job Details

The Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Statistical Methods.  This is a non-tenure track, full-time, 9-month faculty appointment, with expected contract renewal every 3 years.  Start date can be as early as January 1 2024.

The Lecturer will teach an introductory undergraduate statistics course twice a year and two courses in graduate-level statistics each year. The graduate courses include an advanced statistics core course and courses on specialized topics (e.g., multivariate analyses, linear mixed effects modeling, causal and longitudinal covariance structures, Bayesian methods, or other current topics). 

The Lecturer will also provide statistics consulting for graduate students and other advanced trainees engaged in active research in the department. The CLPS department has a highly interdisciplinary research environment in the study of mind, brain, and behavior; offering curricular programs in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Behavioral Decision Sciences.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in psychology, statistics, or related fields. Successful candidates will have expertise in current statistical approaches and experience applying statistics to scientific problems within the broad research areas encompassed by our department.  Whereas candidates are not expected to maintain an active research program or acquire external funding, involvement in ongoing department research, independent research, or sponsored projects is welcomed. 

We seek candidates with an interest in inclusive teaching of statistics to lower the barriers that some students in psychology and cognitive science experience. Adhering to best practices for teaching statistics and making statistics education inclusive will be an emphasis as we evaluate applicants’ teaching and diversity statements. 

The Department is located in the heart of campus and is associated with many Centers and Initiatives at the University, including the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Carney Institute for Brain Science, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Data Science Initiative, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America—to name a few.
The CLPS department is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty. We strongly encourage applications from individuals historically underrepresented in the academy.

Ph.D. requirements must be completed before start date.

Application Instructions
Candidates will submit (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a well-specified teaching statement that lays out the person’s vision for teaching and mentoring students at the undergraduate and graduate level; and (3) a statement highlighting the candidate’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching. In addition to these materials submitted as pdf files to, three letters of reference will be uploaded directly by the referees. The letters must specifically address the candidate’s experience, interest, and excellence in teaching. 

Applications received by October 1, 2023 are assured of full review.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.


The Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) was created in 2010 by joining the departments of Psychology (established in 1892) and Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences (formed in 1986). State-of-the-art research in mind, brain, behavior and language requires spanning multiple levels of analysis and using a range of approaches and methodologies, and the integration of these two closely related departments has created an environment where this intellectual synthesis can flourish. The creation of CLPS reflects Brown’s philosophy to build bridges between disciplines and to encourage interdisciplinary studies.

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