[visionlist] Tenure-Track Assistant Professor: Cognitive Neuroscience

Frank Durgin fdurgin1 at swarthmore.edu
Thu Sep 28 15:59:41 -04 2023

The Swarthmore College Department of Psychology announces a tenure track
position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the fall semester,
2024. We seek a Cognitive Neuroscientist with both 1) a strong commitment
to teaching and 2) an active research program that focuses on the neural
basis of cognition (broadly construed), and that can engage diverse and
talented undergraduates. Teaching responsibilities will include
intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses in cognitive neuroscience,
a course in research methods, supervision of student research projects, and
possibly an introductory psychology course. The candidate will also have
the opportunity to participate in the vibrant Cognitive Science and
Neuroscience majors.

The candidate will have independent research and office spaces in the
College’s new Singer Hall (
which houses the Biology, Engineering, and Psychology Departments. They
will also have access to shared departmental resources including a
state-of-the-art EEG lab with multiple Electrical Geodesics, Inc. (EGI)
systems.  Swarthmore College offers competitive start-up packages to
support faculty research and teaching, funds for travel to professional
meetings, summer support of undergraduate research collaborators, and a
generous sabbatical policy.

Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE, Swarthmore
College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines
academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong
institutional commitment to diversity, and actively seeks and welcomes
applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly
those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.
Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly
encouraged to apply.

For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see

Must have Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field in hand by August 2024.
Some teaching experience is preferred. The strongest candidates will be
expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active
research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse
Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a brief cover letter describing their interest in
applying for this position, statements describing their teaching and
research interests, a current CV, and reprints or preprints of recent work.
The teaching statement should describe the applicant’s interests in
teaching at an undergraduate institution, previous teaching experience, and
approach to teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. The
research statement should describe the applicant’s program of research
(including research interests, recent and current research, and anticipated
areas for future work) and its potential to engage undergraduate students.
Relevant experience mentoring students on empirical research should be
described in the teaching and/or research statement. In addition,
applicants should arrange for three (3) confidential letters of
recommendation to be submitted.

Apply via Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/133340.  Strongest consideration
will be given to candidates who have all of their materials submitted by
October 16, 2023; applications will be reviewed until the position is
filled. Inquiries may be made to the search chair, Frank Durgin,
fdurgin1 at swarthmore.edu
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates
with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable
commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an
Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Frank H. Durgin
Elizabeth and Sumner Hayward Professor of Psychology
Chair, Cognitive Science Program
Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081 610-328-8678
*Pronouns: he/him/his or they/them/their*
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