Assistant Teaching Professor at Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science

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The Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS; in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick), has an opening for the position of Non-Tenure Track Faculty – Assistant Teaching Professor, starting September 1, 2021. This is an annual renewable appointment with a workload of six courses per year (3 per semester), and carries the possibility for a renewable contract lasting up to 3 years. We are looking for candidates with an interdisciplinary background in cognitive science.

The Assistant Professor will join a vibrant interdisciplinary community of teacher-scholars from across the cognitive sciences (including Computer Science, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Psychology). The successful candidate is expected to be an important member of the faculty that helps shape the experience for undergraduate students. As one of the fastest growing majors on campus, our Cognitive Science curriculum is expanding, but please view our website to get a sense of the classes that are part of our program (

Applicants must have a Ph.D with an understanding of Cognitive Science and can come from any related department (e.g., Computer Science, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Psychology, etc).

Please provide a cover letter, CV, strong teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence, and a statement of teaching philosophy (not to exceed 2 pages). Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2021. Applicants selected for an interview will be asked to provide three letters of reference.

Strong teaching evaluations are a must and experience with innovative instructional techniques is desired. Applicants must have significant experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate students courses; curriculum development; working with educational software and university-wide learning management platforms (such as Moodle, WebCT, Sakai, and Canvas).