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Lecturer III

Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Cognitive Science
AOS categories Philosophy of Cognitive Science
AOC Cognitive Science
AOC categories Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number Posting number: 163328
Location Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Start date January 1, 2019, but not later than September 1, 2019
Job description

Job Summary

The Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for a new full-time (100%) academic year Lecturer position.  The position will start as early as January 1, 2019, but not later than September 1, 2019, pending final authorization. This is a non-tenure track position, with a university-year nine-month appointment from September 1 through May 31 each year, with salary paid over a 12-month period, and benefits-eligible. The initial appointment will be for three academic years, contingent upon satisfactory performance, need and available funding.  The Institute expects that, for the suitable candidate, this will be a long-term position extending beyond the initial appointment.


The new Lecturer appointed in the Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science will help support the instructional and administrative demands of the Cognitive Science major by (a) teaching the gateway course Introduction to Cognitive Science (COGSCI200) at least once per year; (b) providing additional upper division course offerings in at least one of the four tracks of the undergraduate major (Computation and Cognition, Decision and Cognition, Language and Cognition, or Philosophy and Cognition);  and (c) providing administrative oversight of advising and student enrichment activities.

Instructional duties

The position requires teaching three courses per year. At least one course will be Introduction to Cognitive Science, the interdisciplinary gateway course for the Cognitive Science major (COGSCI200), either alone or as co-teacher with one other existing faculty.  The other two courses will be upper-level undergraduate offerings that help to meet curricular needs in one or more of the four tracks of the major.  

Administrative duties

The position involves approximately 13–16 hours per week of administrative activities.  More specifically, these activities will encompass at least the following four areas of responsibility: (i) oversight of peer academic advising; (ii) oversight of the creation and execution of student-enrichment activities focused on academic, intellectual, and career development; (iii) some academic and career advising; and (iv) oversight of the communication and administration of Institute-funded opportunities for cognitive science majors.   All of these responsibilities will be carried out with guidance from and in coordination with the Institute Director, the Institute Chief Administrator, the Institute Undergraduate Committee, and the communications and events staff.

Required Qualifications

We expect that a successful applicant will hold a PhD in Cognitive Science or one of the related core disciplines (e.g. Computer Science, Linguistics, Psychology, Philosophy). The applicant must have interdisciplinary teaching interests and experience, evidenced by interests and experience that span at least two of the core disciplines. The applicant must also be capable of contributing to the upper division offerings in one or more of the four tracks of the Cognitive Science major.

Demonstrated excellence in teaching and engagement with diverse student populations will be an important criterion in our selection process.  We expect that the applicant will be a visible and engaged faculty member in the Institute.

Desired Qualifications

We are especially interested in applicants who can teach large lecture courses in Cognitive Science as well as upper division courses or seminars that will contribute to at least one of the four tracks of the Cognitive Science major.

How to apply
Application type Online
Candidates should submit a single attachment (in PDF format) to the University of Michigan posting #163328 with the following required materials: 1. Letter of Application (no more than two pages) 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Teaching Statement (no more than three pages; includes teaching philosophy and experience) 4. Evidence of Teaching Excellence 5. Two sample syllabi (from courses previously taught) 6. Names and contact information of three recommenders who can comment on the applicant’s qualifications for this position. Letters are not required in the initial application submission stage.
Web address to apply http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/163328/leo_lec...
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Deadline for full consideration: November 30, 2018, 5:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://lsa.umich.edu/weinberginstitute
Contact name Talisha Reviere-Winston
Contact email
Time created October 5, 2018, 12:08pm EST
Scheduled expiry date April 22, 2019, 2:54pm EST
Last updated November 19, 2018, 2:47pm EST
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