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Visiting Lecturer in Cognition/Cognitive Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking applicants for a lecturer with the experience to be able to teach undergraduate courses in Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. Successful candidates will receive two-year initial, full-time, 12-month appointments (with the possibility of a one-year renewal) to teach courses in the Department of Psychology. Lecturers will teach five courses total during the fall and spring semesters as well as one summer course (no more than three courses in a semester with a high likelihood of two of them being sections of the same course). Lecturers will be expected to cover a range of classes within their areas of knowledge; department course needs include Cognitive Psychology, Child Development, Cognitive Neuroscience, Research Methods in areas such as Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Science or Developmental. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience teaching undergraduates as part of their PhD program or in other academic appointments.

Application materials should emphasize applicant’s teaching philosophy and experience. A successful applicant will have a PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience or a related discipline.

Carnegie Mellon is a highly supportive environment that places great importance on high-quality education, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of our community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Diversity of instructors improves our students’ educational experiences and our department, and we are actively seeking to improve and represent those values. We welcome faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their teaching, research, and service. Qualified candidates who can contribute through their work/life experiences to the diversity and excellence of the academic community are encouraged to apply. Accordingly, we encourage applications from underrepresented groups, including racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Carnegie Mellon offers competitive salaries in a highly livable urban environment.

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To be considered for positions beginning Fall 2023, interested applicants should submit: 1) a one-page cover letter that describes their teaching philosophy and courses they feel prepared or willing to teach, as well as (optionally) a statement of diversity; 2) a CV; and, optionally, 3) one to two representative course syllabi. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning April 24th, 2023. Additional materials will be requested from candidates of interest.

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