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Lecturer in Cognitive Sciences

Cognitive Sciences, Rice University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Houston, Texas, United States
Start date July 1, 2020
Job description

The Cognitive Science program at Rice University (Houston, Texas) is now accepting applications for a lecturer position to begin July I, 2020. The candidate should have a terminal degree in Cognitive Science or a related field (e.g., Psychology, Linguistics, Philosophy, Neuroscience, Computer Science) by the start of the appointment as well as research expertise that brings an interdisciplinary approach to theoretical questions about cognition. This is a one -year appointment with strong possibility of renewal contingent on performance. Rice University has a promotable teaching professor track for those with the promise and commitment to become pedagogical leaders in their discipline, and the successful applicant could eventually be eligible for that track.

The successful applicant will teach five undergraduate courses a year, split across the Fall and Spring semesters. The course load includes a large introductory course on topics in cognitive psychology, a newly developed course specifically for Cognitive Science majors that introduces students to the diversity of methods used by cognitive scientists to address questions about how the mind works, and an upper level class in the area of the lecturer’s expertise. S/he will also be expected to contribute to the mentoring of undergraduate students in the Cognitive’ Science Program.

The Cognitive Science program at Rice is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major, administered through the School of Social Sciences, which requires students to do course work in computer science, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. The program has existed for over thirty years, but in recent years has seen a surge in popularity making it one of the most popular majors on campus. The Cognitive Science program engages faculty from across the university, as well as faculty at different institutions in the Texas Medical Center, creating ample opportunities for interdisciplinary endeavors centered on cognitive science questions. More information about the program is available on our website: cogsci.rice.edu.

The deadline for receipt of applications is April 10th, 2020. PhD is required by time of appointment. Application materials include: (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) teaching statement, (4) sample of written work, (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness and (6) three letters of recommendation.

Application can be found here: https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/23214

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How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/23214
Hard deadline April 10, 2020, 11:59pm CST
Contact
Web address for more information https://cogsci.rice.edu
Contact name Carrie Hodgeson
Contact email
Contact phone 7133484856
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Scheduled expiry date April 10, 2020, 11:59pm CST
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