[CogSci] Now Hiring Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience Psychology

Rasha Demeter rdemeter at calpoly.edu
Tue Sep 28 10:38:38 PDT 2021

Hello all,

We are excited at announcing we are hiring for full-​time, academic-year, tenure-track, Assistant Professor in cognitive neuroscience psychology at California Polytechnic State University located in San Luis Obispo, California.
Attached is the position detail and below is the full job description as well.

"PSYCHOLOGY AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT - Assistant Professor at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The Department of Psychology and Child Development within the College of Liberal Arts seeks applicants for one full-time, academic-year, tenure-track, Assistant Professor in cognitive neuroscience psychology with expertise in the neural basis of human cognition.  The position begins September 15, 2022 with an initial appointment of two years, subject to renewal. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates for this position must have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience psychology, or related fields, completed by the time of hire and demonstrated experience. Specific area of specialization is open.
Candidates must show a strong commitment to teaching excellence and provide evidence of professional activity that keeps them abreast of knowledge and developments within their discipline. In particular, we seek someone who could teach the following undergraduate level courses:  Cognition, Sensation and Perception, Memory, Learning, Cognitive Neuroscience, Behavioral Effects of Psychoactive Drugs, Research Methods, and supervision of internships and senior projects.

Cal Poly operates under a teacher-scholar model in which our faculty are expected to balance teaching with an active program of research/professional development (including publication), student supervision and advising, and participation in service activities at the department and college/university level. The teaching load averages 12 units per quarter (with course load reductions in each of the first two years to help establish one's professional development activities), with correspondingly reasonable expectations for scholarship and service. Cal Poly strongly values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), especially in the classroom and among its areas of study. This full-time, academic-year, tenure-track, Assistant Professor in cognitive neuroscience psychology with expertise in the neural basis of human cognition search will occur at the same time as a university‐wide cluster of searches designed to increase curricular coverage of areas related to DEI, as well as to promote inclusive and equity-minded teaching strategies across the university. If the successful Assistant Professor in cognitive neuroscience psychology with expertise in the neural basis of human cognition candidate's research overlaps with DEI-related topics, there will be an opportunity to join and support these university efforts.


To apply, please visit:


and complete a required online faculty application and apply to Job Number #5047557 Please attach to your electronic application a cover letter, vita, transcript copy, statement of teaching philosophy, and writing sample indicative of area of scholarship. In the cover letter, the applicant should also address the feasibility of conducting a research program within the context of a primarily teaching-oriented graduate and undergraduate program.  Applicants must include a statement of demonstrated commitment to DEI in teaching, scholarship and/or service describing past experience, contributions to DEI efforts, the impact on students, faculty, staff and/or your field and a description of how you will demonstrate a commitment in these areas in teaching, research, and/or service at Cal Poly (upload under ‘other’).  Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the application. Cal Poly will directly solicit letters from the individuals listed by applicants. Official sealed transcript showing highest degree earned will be required prior to appointment. This position is open until filled. REVIEW BEGIN DATE:  October 19, 2021. Applicants with complete files by the Review Begin Date will be given full consideration.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds and experiences fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry and reflection on impacts of cultural context, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to DEI informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer."

We also appreciate your help spreading the word about the position!

Thank you.


Rasha Demeter

Pronouns she, her, hers

       Emergency ASC Hire/PSYCD Department

California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo


“Out of clutter, find simplicity.”
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