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Assistant Teaching Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe Campus

  • 05 Dec 2023 5:39 PM
    Message # 13287457

    The Department of Psychology at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor with an anticipated start date of August 2024. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure-eligible position renewable on an academic year basis (August 16 to May 15) contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university.

    The Psychology Department is managing Arizona State University’s Neuroscience major, including the development and implementation of online courses. The successful candidate will be expected to teach four sections (likely a mix of online and in-person) per semester at the undergraduate level in support of both the Neuroscience and Psychology majors. Assigned courses will typically include one or more foundational courses (e.g., Introduction to Neuroscience, Research Methods), along with one or more upper-division breadth courses in Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology. The successful candidate will join an active, committed group of teaching and research faculty in delivering high quality undergraduate courses, and will be expected to participate in service to the university and profession as appropriate. Teaching Professor positions include the potential for promotion within the Teaching Professor ranks (Assistant, Associate, and Full) and opportunities for summer teaching.

    Required qualifications include:

    (1) Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, or closely related discipline by the time of appointment.

    (2) Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students, and communities to advance the principles of the ASU Charter.

    Desired qualifications include:

    (1) Experience teaching undergraduate neuroscience and/or psychology courses.

    (2) Expertise in cognition, broadly construed.

    (3) Experience with multiple teaching modalities, including online course development and teaching.

    (4) Familiarity with “best practices” in undergraduate education.

    (5) Professional engagement with students in and out of the classroom.

    Applicants are expected to give a teaching demonstration if invited to interview.

    Arizona State University defines itself according to its charter: ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

    To apply, please submit the following as pdf(s) through Interfolio at

    (1) A letter of application.

    (2) Curriculum vitae or resume.

    (3) Statement of teaching philosophy.

    (4) If available, syllabi and course-related material (including evaluations) for no more than two courses you have taught.

    (5) Three letters of recommendation, which should be uploaded by your recommenders to Interfolio directly.

    Email and paper applications will not be accepted.

    Inquiries concerning the search should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Carolyn Cavanaugh-Toft, at Be sure to include “Assistant Teaching Professor Search” in the subject line when sending e-mails.

    Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is January 4, 2024. If not filled, review of complete applications will continue every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

    Arizona State University is located in the Phoenix/Tempe metropolitan area and offers all of the amenities of a large urban/winter resort area. Learn more about the Department of Psychology by viewing and about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by viewing

    A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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