Department: WCAS Linguistics and the Cognitive Science Program
The Department of Linguistics and the Cognitive Science Program at Northwestern University invite applications for a full-time teaching-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Instruction, with a start date of September 1, 2021. We are looking for candidates with an interdisciplinary background in the scientific study of language who are committed to building more diverse, equitable, and inclusive undergraduate programs. The teaching load for this teaching track faculty position is 6 courses per year on the quarter system to be distributed across course offerings and undergraduate-focused administrative assignments in Linguistics and Cognitive Science.
The Assistant Professor of Instruction will join a vibrant interdisciplinary community of teacher-scholars from across the cognitive sciences (including communication sciences, computer science, learning sciences, linguistics, music cognition, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology). Although the duties of this position focus on undergraduate instruction and advising, the Assistant Professor of Instruction will have access to the research facilities of the Department of Linguistics.
To receive fullest consideration, applications should arrive by April 15, 2021. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a related field (e.g., Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Speech and Hearing Sciences) by the start date. Please include: a CV that includes contact information; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; a statement on enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in undergraduate education; teaching evaluations (if available); and the names and contact information for three references. Please visit http://www.linguistics.northwestern.edu/ for online application instructions.
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