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 starting January 2024 and ending December 2024. 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 required foundation courses, with priority for Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognition in Evolution & Development. Successful candidates may also have the opportunity to teach an elective course in their specialty. Successful candidates must have attained a PhD or equivalent before January 1, 2024, and will be committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Department and University. 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.

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 two letters of recommendation submitted via the application website by 10/27/2023. Other correspondence may be sent to Fey Parrill, Professor of Cognitive Science, at

Case Western Reserve University strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment. All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age and genetics.

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.