Visiting Assistant Professor - Department of Cognitive Science

The Department of Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University seeks candidates for a non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor position for the 2022-2023 academic year, starting August 2022. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The position is renewable for a second year.


We seek candidates in the cognitive sciences to contribute to teaching and research in the department and general education curriculum.  Successful candidates should have the requisite knowledge and training to teach one or more of our required foundation courses, most important, Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience. The department has programmatic interests in language and multimodal communication (including speech, gesture, second language learning, bilingualism, multimedia, and narrative), the use of data science to understand the human mind (including ethical considerations in the application of tools), the reciprocal shaping of cognition and institutions (e.g., money, law, religion), and how differences in experience (such as race, gender, culture, ideology) shape cognition. Successful candidates must have attained a PhD or equivalent before the fall start date of August 29, 2022.

Successful candidates may also have the opportunity to teach an elective course in their specialty. The successful candidates will be committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Department and University.

Applicants should submit applications via Interfolio ( that include (1) a cover letter that specifically addresses the candidate's potential  to contribute to teaching and to scholarship in the department, (2) a diversity statement that explains how diversity, equity, and inclusion inform their past and/or future professional experience (scholarship, teaching, service) with further details available on the application webpage, and (3) a CV. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted via the application website by June 3, 2022. Other correspondence may be sent to Todd Oakley, Professor of Cognitive Science at

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. As a recipient of the national Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award for the past ten years, CWRU has been recognized nationally as a leader in advancing equity and inclusivity. The university and the College of Arts & Sciences at CWRU are committed to creating an inclusive community where all are welcome, valued and heard. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216.368.3066 or to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.