Cognitive Neuroscientist

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty

Cognitive Neuroscience: The Psychology Department at Washington College invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience to begin August 2018. Washington College, founded in 1782, is a selective liberal arts institution of about 1,450 students from 35 states and 40 nations. We have an 11:1 ratio of students to scholar/educators. Located on Maryland’s rural Eastern Shore, Chestertown is busy with festivals, the arts, historic preservation, and the local foods movement. The College academic calendar features a wealth of invited speakers, poets, and artists of national and international prominence, as well as the department’s own funded speakers.

We seek an individual with expertise in the biological basis of human cognition who can contribute to curricular offerings in Psychology. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience or a related discipline by the start date. The successful candidate will share with other departmental members the responsibility of offering a biologically based General Psychology course, Biopsychology with lab, an upper level research course in their specialty, as well as other related courses such as Drugs and Behavior. Preference will be given to individuals able to teach Cognitive Neuroscience with a laboratory and an advanced Statistics and Design course. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the College’s first year seminar (FYS) program (for more information on this program, see We particularly value candidates who demonstrate an interest in undergraduate education and an interest in engaging students within and outside the classroom. Although the specific area of research interest within cognitive neuroscience is open, the successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent program of research that involves undergraduates. This position comes with dedicated lab space that includes topographic EEG, high quality eyegaze tracking, transcranial doppler, and a lab equipped with e-Prime and SuperLab.

Please submit: a CV, a letter describing teaching and research goals, and evidence of teaching effectiveness at

Three letters of reference should be sent to

Priority will be given to those who apply before February 15, 2018 but applications received after this date will continue to be considered until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Cindy Gibson, chair of the Psychology Department (

Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and we strongly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.