case western reserve university



Faculty Position in Cognitive Science

Search for possible tenure-track position in the Department of Cognitive Science in the College of Arts & Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. The department’s research focus is on higher-order cognitive operations that are special to human beings, including language, social cognition, consciousness, and the special effects of culture and technology on the mind. Rank open and commensurate with qualifications. Preference will be afforded to candidates at the senior ranks of associate professor or professor with distinguished records of research, publication, and extramural funding. Field open. Competitive candidates for an appointment at the rank of associate professor will have achieved records of national standing in their areas of expertise. Competitive candidates for the rank of professor will have achieved records of international leadership in their areas of expertise. At either rank, they will be expected to continue research, publication, and extramural funding activities, teach, and advise undergraduate and graduates according to a 2:2 course load, and take a lead role in program and curriculum development, while evidencing a sustained commitment to service in the University and academic community. Competitive candidates for the rank of assistant professor will evidence promising records of research and publication with potential for achieving extramural funding. The expectation for assistant professor is to achieve a national reputation in their areas of expertise while establishing a record of teaching excellence under a 2:1 course load and while compiling a record of significant service to the University and academic community. Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree by date of employment required for all ranks. Complete applications received by 15 December 2009 will receive full consideration. Send applications to, consisting of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and plans, a statement of teaching experience, and the names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of four referees to whom we may write. If electronic submission is impossible, apply to Search, Cognitive Science, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7063. CWRU is committed to diversity and is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. Case has received an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the participation of women in science and engineering.