[CogSci] Tenure-Track Position in Psychology (focus in Cognitive Science) at Franklin & Marshall College

Josh Rottman jrottman at fandm.edu
Mon Jul 22 12:10:18 PDT 2019

Dear colleagues,

We are currently inviting applications for a tenure-track line at Franklin
& Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.  Please circulate the below
advertisement to anybody who might be interested in applying.

*Application Due: September 13, 2019*
*Online Application Form: **https://apply.interfolio.com/65741*


The Psychology Department <https://www.fandm.edu/psychology> at Franklin &
Marshall College <https://www.fandm.edu/> invites applications for a
tenure-track professorship beginning July 1, 2020. Applicants must either
possess or be close to completing a doctorate degree. The rank will be
Assistant Professor or Instructor depending on qualifications.

We seek candidates whose research integrates disciplines included in
the cognitive
science framework <https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/cognitive-science/> to
better understand the mind and/or human experience. The successful
candidate will demonstrate capacities and skills as follows:


First, we are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to
the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through
their research, teaching, and service, and who are committed to engaging
and inspiring our broadly diverse undergraduate student population. The
College has an exciting, nationally recognized vision for cultivating an
inclusive community of talented young scholars
The department asks all applicants to address in their teaching statement
how their experience, training, and/or potential contributions might serve
to advance F&M’s commitment to teaching and mentoring young people from
diverse personal experiences, values, and world views that arise from
differences of culture and circumstance.

Second, we seek applicants who will contribute meaningfully to the
Psychology Department’s interdisciplinary program with the Philosophy
Department, the Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind
<https://www.fandm.edu/spm> (SPM) program. Research specialization area is
open; however, the candidate must be competent to teach and mentor
undergraduate students in cognitive science. The candidate will be expected
to offer upper-level courses related to their specialty area in
Psychology; core
courses in the SPM Program <https://www.fandm.edu/spm/courses> (i.e.,
SPM100 and/or SPM499); and courses that serve the College's general
education curriculum, Connections
Teaching load is 3/2. The search committee asks all applicants to submit a
separate “SPM statement” of 250 to 500 words explaining their potential for
contribution to the Cognitive Science portion of the SPM program. The SPM
statement should convey how the candidate would endeavor to integrate
questions and insights that animate both Philosophy and Psychology and how
they would prepare students for upper-level Psychology courses and
lower-level Philosophy courses (e.g., Philosophy of Mind).

Third, the successful candidate will provide evidence for an active
research program that will contribute to the Psychology Department’s robust
commitment to scholarship. All members of the department are engaged
scholars, and our coursework emphasizes student research, including lab
experiences, across the curriculum. To secure tenure and promotion, the
candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of qualitative or
quantitative research resulting in peer-reviewed publications. The
Psychology Department is seated in the Natural Science Division of the
College, and start-up funds and laboratory space are available to support a
research program.

The successful candidate also will participate in academic advising,
service, and departmental citizenship as we work together to advance
the College's
mission <https://www.fandm.edu/about/mission-and-history>.

*Application Instructions*

Applications must be submitted online through Interfolio at
http://apply.interfolio.com/65741. Required items consist of a cover letter
addressed to Professor Megan Knowles (search committee chair) that briefly
summarizes how you could serve both the Psychology Department and SPM
program; a current curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching and mentoring
philosophy; teaching evaluations; a statement of research, including any
opportunities for student involvement and mentorship; an SPM statement (see
above); selected pre/reprints; and graduate transcripts. For full
consideration all materials must be submitted through Interfolio by 13
September 2019. Three letters of recommendation must be submitted directly
to Interfolio by the recommenders. Inquiries but not application materials
may be directed to Professor Megan Knowles at mknowles at fandm.edu.


The person selected for this tenure-track position may also be considered
for a supplemental appointment as a Franklin & Marshall (Mellon) High
Impact Emerging Scholar.  These are scholars who possess outstanding
promise for inspiring and supporting the educational development of
underrepresented minority students in a higher educational setting such as
F&M.  Selected finalists that meet these additional qualifications, in
addition to those outlined by this ad, may be nominated by the department
as an F&M (Mellon) High Impact Emerging Scholar. If selected as a M/HIES,
the person will receive a two-year appointment (simultaneous with the
tenure-track appointment) that begins as soon as the person joins the
campus.  The M/HIES program supports the acceleration of one's research
trajectory with a significantly reduced teaching load for two years along
with supportive mentoring to advance the scholar's research and
professional development. Candidates interested in being considered for
nomination should indicate their interest in their cover letter and should
highlight relevant experience where appropriate within their teaching, SPM,
and research statements.

Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus
community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an
Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring
or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race, ethnicity,
color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital
status, sexual orientation, or any protected characteristic. Individuals
who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an
application or attend an employment interview should contact Nicole Fickes,
the department’s academic coordinator (nfickes at fandm.edu, 1-717-358-4202).

Joshua Rottman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Program in Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind
Director, Developing Moral Values Lab
Franklin & Marshall College
P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604
Office: LSP 132D (717-358-4874)
Web: www.joshuarottman.com
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