Union College — Teacher/Scholar in Cognitive Psychology and/or Cognitive Neuroscience

The Union College Department of Psychology seeks an excellent teacher-scholar specializing in cognitive psychology and/or cognitive neuroscience for an initial one-year appointment pending final administrative approval, with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will offer our 200-level courses in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, along with other specialty courses in line with their expertise. An ability to teach our 200-level statistics course and our 300-level lab course in sensation and perception would be helpful.

We expect that our new colleague will conduct high-quality research in which our Psychology/Neuroscience students may play a role. PhD by appointment date preferred. Union College recognizes the rich possibilities of interdisciplinary studies. The Psychology department plays a strong role in the Neuroscience major, and our future colleague will likely be working with both psychology and neuroscience majors. Contributions to other interdisciplinary programs would also be welcome but are not required. Teaching load is two courses per ten-week trimester, six courses per academic year. Salary and benefits are competitive.

The College offers strong support for both teaching and research. Founded in 1795, Union College is a small, selective, private college with a history of excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and engineering. We attract outstanding students who appreciate rigorous and engaging learning experiences and opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research. The College is located in New York’s Capital District, a metropolitan area of over one million people. Our region offers a range of residential options from urban to suburban to rural, along with a variety of interesting cultural and recreational opportunities. In addition, both New York City and Boston are located within three-hour drives from campus.

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Our goal is not only to increase diversity, but to support a diverse environment in which people from varied backgrounds can succeed and thrive. As such, we welcome applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status.

Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities who request such accommodations. We ask that candidates submit the following via our portal at http://jobs.union.edu: (1) an application letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) statements of teaching and research interests, (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness including any course evaluations and peer evaluations that are available, (5) evidence of scholarship including copies of peer-reviewed publications, and (6) a statement describing experience working with diverse student populations and/or the ability to contribute to a diverse community. Our online application will request names and contact information for three references. An email will be sent automatically to references requesting a letter of recommendation. Questions may be directed to George Bizer, chair of the search committee, at bizerg@union.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2021.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

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