The Cognitive and Behavioral Science Department at Washington and Lee University ( seeks to fill a 2-year Visiting Assistant Professor position, beginning July 1, 2023. Competitive applicants will demonstrate commitments to undergraduate instruction, engagement of undergraduates in research, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We seek candidates who can teach introductory Cognition, Statistics, as well as upper-level courses in their area of expertise. We welcome candidates interested in joining a community-oriented department that values teaching innovation 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 that 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.

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 will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Submit applications through Interfolio: .

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.