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Assistant Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Science (2022)

Washington and Lee University
Job Location:
Lexington, Virginia
The Cognitive and Behavioral Science Department and Neuroscience Program at Washington and Lee University ( seek to fill a tenure track Assistant Professor position beginning July 1, 2023. The specific area of research expertise is open, but preference will be given to candidates who broaden the disciplinary scope of our department's faculty. We seek candidates whose research and teaching makes explicit connections between brain and psychological processes, including animal or human models. Teaching responsibilities include Brain and Behavior, statistics, a seminar in the candidate's area of expertise, and supervision of student research. Strong candidates will be able teach courses such as: Cognitive, Behavioral, or Social Neuroscience; Learning & Memory; or Sensation & Perception.  We welcome candidates interested in joining a community-oriented department that values teaching innovation, equity & inclusion, and mentoring students in their intellectual, personal, and professional development.

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we strive to foster an inclusive campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. Our department is committed to preparing our students for engaged citizenship by creating an educational environment that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.


PhD required by time of appointment.

The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19, with one booster. New employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.

Application Instructions

Applicants should provide: 1) cover letter, 2) current CV, 3) three confidential letters of recommendation, 4) representative reprints, 5) statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, 6) description of research plans, including how undergraduates will be involved, and 7) statement of diversity and inclusiveness.

Review of applications begins October 1, 2022. Submit applications through Interfolio:
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