Job announcement: St. Olaf College

Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience at St. Olaf College

The Department of Psychology at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, announces a full-time tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, beginning August 15, 2014. We seek applicants in cognitive psychology or cognitive neuroscience. Primary teaching responsibilities will include contributions to the curriculum in psychology through a lab course such as cognition, sensation and perception, conditioning and learning, or psychophysiology, as well as research methods and an advanced course in a self-selected area of specialization. A completed Ph.D. in psychology or related discipline by the time of appointment is strongly preferred. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to high-quality undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education. We are particularly interested in individuals who have experience with, or potential for, conducting an active program of translational research with undergraduates at St. Olaf using human subjects (e.g., health psychology, sleep, neuropsychology, aging, language, psychology and the law, philosophy of mind, human-computer interaction/human factors, cultural factors in cognition, etc.). Areas of research that make interdisciplinary connections are valued. Applicants who will add cultural diversity to the department and community are particularly encouraged to apply.

Faculty in the psychology department at St. Olaf maintain active research programs with undergraduate collaborators. They do so in modern lab facilities in a new science center shared with the natural sciences and mathematics. Incoming faculty have startup support and dedicated lab facilities available to them.

Founded by Norwegian Lutheran immigrants in 1874, St. Olaf College has a student body of about 3000 and full-time-equivalent faculty of about 300. Its location in Northfield, Minnesota, is only thirty-five miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, which have all the artistic, theatrical, and athletic resources of a major urban area.

Applicants must submit applicant materials online at: https// A complete application includes:

• A cover letter outlining your qualifications

• A current curriculum vitae

• A short statement (1-2 pages) describing your teaching philosophy

• A short statement (1-2 pages) describing your research interests

• Evidence of teaching excellence, if available

• Unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts

• Names and email addresses for three professional references who can speak to your abilities in classroom teaching and scholarship. Please be ready to have these letters sent quickly upon request.

Review of completed applications will begin October 21 and will continue until the position is filled. While all applications materials must be submitted electronically, general inquiries about the position may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Chuck Huff .

A liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty and staff. The college is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our community through their work and service. To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.

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