Cognitive Psychology/Neuroscience Visiting Faculty Position

Bennington College Full-time

Bennington College invites applicants for a one-year visiting faculty position in cognitive psychology and/or neuroscience for 2017-18. Candidates should be interested in teaching a broad range of students and have a PhD in hand by the time the position begins.

Candidates are asked to submit four short course descriptions for introductory and advanced courses in cognitive psychology and/or neuroscience. Courses can cover a range of topics including embodied cognition, grounded cognition, memory, sensation and perception, brain plasticity, and affect (feelings and emotions). Candidates who propose courses that integrate multiple levels of explanation including cognitive, social, and neural mechanisms are preferred. Candidates whose courses help our students understand individuals' aesthetic preferences, decision-making, or dispositions towards certain political ideologies will be carefully considered.

Bennington is a residential liberal arts college distinguished by its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We aim to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims.

Candidates may apply online at by submitting the following: 1) cover letter that includes a reflection on their potential to contribute to an increasingly inclusive and diverse environment through teaching; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) four proposed course descriptions; and 4) contact information for three references.


Review of applications will begin immediately; priority will be given to applications received by April 1.