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Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience

Lawrence University
Appleton, Wisconsin
commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 15, 2022

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Undergraduate College
Job Function
Faculty Member
Research Area
Position Type
Full Time
Senior Level

  Lawrence University of Wisconsin, a selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music located in Appleton, Wisconsin, invites applications for the Dennis and Charlot Singleton professor of Cognitive Neuroscience to begin September 1, 2023. Appointment to this full-time position will be at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level commensurate with the candidate’s experience. This person will be involved in the continuing development of our interdisciplinary Neuroscience (major/minor) and Cognitive Science (minor) programs and work closely with faculty in Psychology, Biology, and other allied disciplines, such as Philosophy, Education, or Computer Science.  

We are seeking an individual who is a dedicated teacher passionate about working with undergraduate students in a liberal arts setting, an active and engaging scholar, and an effective mentor for students from diverse backgrounds. Primary duties include: teaching, assessment of student work, advising and mentoring students, collaborating with faculty on curriculum development, maintaining an active research program, and program/departmental and institutional duties. The teaching load is two courses per term for three ten-week terms a year. The successful candidate should be prepared to (1) develop and teach a research methods-based course annually, (2) teach Cognitive Neuroscience, (3) teach Foundations in Neuroscience and Topics in Neuroscience on a rotating basis, (4) contribute to our senior experience in Neuroscience and Lawrence’s First-Year Studies program periodically, and (5) develop courses that reflect their area of specialty.  

Candidates should include undergraduate students in their research program and otherwise connect scholarship with teaching. Laboratory space and start-up funds are available for establishing a research program. Candidates’ research should be dedicated to understanding how neural mechanisms relate to human cognition. The successful candidate should include the collection, analysis, or modeling of human data using brain imaging methodologies. In their research statement candidates are encouraged to discuss how their scholarship may be particularly suited to a liberal arts setting and how it may serve traditionally understudied cultures or populations.  

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand prior to September 1, 2023 and should submit the following at (1) a letter explaining your interest in Lawrence, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) statements on teaching and research (as a single PDF document), (4) a diversity statement on your experience related to addressing issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in an academic setting and ways that you would contribute to these efforts at Lawrence, and (5) contact details for three professional references. In their teaching statement, candidates should describe their teaching efficacy and commitment to fostering a truly engaged and supportive environment for a diverse community of learners. Evaluation of applications will begin October 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.   

Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We welcome applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the faculty; and/or (2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity or research; and (3) demonstrating interest in developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body, particularly as these pedagogies relate to antiracism and decolonizing the curriculum.  

Lawrence University is situated at the heart of the Fox Cities in downtown Appleton. With a greater metropolitan population of 250,000 people, the Fox Cities has many benefits of small-town life combined with the amenities of most mid-sized cities. It recently ranked #39 on’s best places to live. Candidates are encouraged to read about Lawrence and its surrounding community at Colleges That Change Lives, and For further information, please contact the Search Committee chair, Brian Piasecki (

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