Cognitive Neuroscience/Cognitive Psychology Tenure Track - 2013-14
The Department of Psychology at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, announces a full-time tenure-track position in cognitive neuroscience/cognitive psychology at the assistant professor level, beginning September 1, 2013. Primary teaching responsibilities will contribute to the curriculum in both psychology and neuroscience and include courses in cognition, sensation & perception, and an advanced course in a self-selected area of specialization. Additional teaching responsibilities may include introductory psychology or research methods. A completed Ph.D. in psychology or related discipline by the time of appointment is preferred. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to high-quality undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education, and have experience with, or potential for, conducting an active program of research at St. Olaf with undergraduates using human subjects. Applicants who will add cultural diversity to the department and community are particularly encouraged to apply.
Application materials should be submitted online at https://jobs.stolaf.edu. A completed application will include:
(1) a cover letter,
(2) a curriculum vitae,
(3) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate school transcripts (official transcripts will be required at a later date for on-campus interviews),
(4) a statement describing interest and goals in liberal arts teaching (maximum 2-3 pages),
(5) a research plan, including anticipated undergraduate involvement (maximum 2-3 pages), and
(6) the names and email addresses for three letters of reference writers, at least two of which specifically address the applicant’s teaching qualifications. While three letters of reference are requested, applications will be eligible for review if at least one letter has been received.
Review of completed applications will begin October 19, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
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The St. Olaf Psychology Department is a collegial community including nine permanent faculty whose areas span the breadth of psychology including behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, clinical, developmental, personality, and social psychology. We highly value both teaching and undergraduate research and have an endowment fund to help support research with students. As one of the largest majors on campus, we graduate approximately 65 majors each year. In addition to strong connections with the Neuroscience program, psychology faculty members have interdisciplinary connections to a variety of St. Olaf programs such as Asian Studies, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Family Studies, International Studies, Linguistics, and Women’s Studies. The Department is housed in the Regents Hall of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, a state-of-the-art facility that opened in the fall of 2008. For more information about our department please visit: http://stolaf.edu/depts/psych/.
St. Olaf College is located in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant college town of 20,000 people, 40 miles south of Minneapolis/ St. Paul. It is a co-educational, residential institution with about 3,000 students from 47 states and 44 countries.
A liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in candidates who will support and further the mission of our diverse community.