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Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology (Open Area), Colgate University

  • 04 Mar 2024 3:47 PM
    Message # 13324546

    The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Neuroscience Program at Colgate University invites applications for one or two positions at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning in the Fall semester of 2024, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year dependent on the evaluation of teaching effectiveness and institutional need. Both positions are open to a variety of areas, though emphasis on cognitive, social, personality, developmental, clinical psychology, or neuroscience are encouraged. Successful candidates will be expected to teach staff-taught courses (e.g., Introduction to Psychology or Neuroscience, or Biological Psychology, Research Methods, or Quantitative Methods), upper-level courses in the candidate’s specialty area, and supervision of senior thesis work (which normally counts as one course). Successful candidates may also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

    Completion of a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field is required prior to, or shortly after, the date of hire. The teaching load for this position is equivalent to five courses per year. Please note that Colgate will not sponsor any visa or work authorization for this position.


    Candidates should prepare a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements of teaching and research interests. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their teaching and scholarship might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and names of three people who can provide letters of recommendation must be submitted through


    Review of applications will begin March 25, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.


    Colgate is a top liberal arts university of 3,200 undergraduate students situated in central New York. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences can be found here. Appointees will join a faculty of teacher-scholars deeply committed to a strong, research-oriented program, and to a vibrant undergraduate curriculum that integrates psychological science and neuroscience. Colgate recently inaugurated a new Mind, Brain and Behavior Initiative that provides support and opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and collaborative research. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York here.


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