Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor in Cognitive Science, Carleton College

The Cognitive Science program at Carleton College invites applications for a two-trimester visiting position in cognitive science starting January 1, 2023, at the rank of assistant professor or instructor (Ph.D. preferred). We are particularly interested in applicants who are committed to teaching a diverse student body. The Cognitive Science Program at Carleton is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing most heavily from the disciplines of computer science, linguistics, philosophy, and psychology. For further information about the Cognitive Science program at Carleton, please consult the program website at

The position involves teaching a total of four courses: two in our 10-week winter term and two in our 10-week spring term. Specifically, this involves teaching Cognitive Processes and two sections of its co-requisite laboratory (CGSC 232/233), as well as an introductory course in cognitive science (CGSC 130), and a seminar in the candidate’s area of expertise; for more details on these courses see Office space and shared research facilities are available. This position is eligible for health and retirement benefits.

To apply, please visit the Carleton College web site at to complete the online application by submitting a letter of application, c.v., contact information for three letters of recommendation (whom we will contact to solicit letters after an initial round of reviewing applications), and a teaching statement that includes comments on working with a diverse student body, by April 25, 2022. In your letter of application please describe your qualifications for teaching cognitive processes and introduction to cognitive science, as well as a description of the elective course you would propose to teach. The search committee will hold Skype interviews with finalists during May.

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000. Located in the thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota, it is forty-five miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, in easy reach of a vibrant metropolitan area that is home to three million people and rich cultural resources. Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.