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Instructional Professor (Open Rank) and Program Coordinator, Major/Minor in Cognitive Science

companyUniversity of Chicago
locationWashington, DC 20037, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/31/2023

The Humanities Collegiate Division is accepting applications for an Instructional Professor (open rank) and Program Coordinator who will manage the major/minor in Cognitive Science and teach a maximum of four courses a year in that curriculum (course load dependent on additional duties). This is a full-time position with an initial term of two to five years, depending on rank, to start September 1, 2023.

In consultation with the Faculty Director of the major/minor in Cognitive Science, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for planning, staffing, and coordinating all Cognitive Science courses. Teaching is central to this position, and we seek candidates proven to be highly effective teachers in Cognitive Science and/or at least one of its core disciplines:  Computer Science, Psychology, Philosophy, Linguistics or Neuroscience. Possible course offerings will include the foundational courses for the major, “Mind, Brain and Meaning” and “Cognitive Models,” as well as other courses based around the expertise and interests of the individual hired into this position. In conjunction with the Faculty Director, the Program Coordinator will also develop the profile and mission of the major/minor in Cognitive Science. The Program Coordinator will help to enable extracurricular programs in Cognitive Science at the University more broadly, to develop on-campus programming, and to explore opportunities for student research and career pathways. Course assignments and other duties of the Program Coordinator will be determined annually by the Faculty Director of the Cognitive Science major/minor.

Minimum qualifications are a MA/MS or PhD in Cognitive Science or a related field, and experience teaching at the university or post-secondary level.  Experience in program development and/or coordination preferred.

Applicants should submit their applications through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website, http://apply.interfolio.com/120014 and upload a current curriculum vitae; the names and contact information [email, regular mail, and telephone] for three references whose letters of recommendation may be solicited; a cover letter of no more than three pages that addresses professional experience, inclusive of previous administrative and teaching experience, and that offers a cohesive vision for the undergraduate study of Cognitive Science; and a teaching portfolio containing syllabi from previous courses, student evaluations (if available), examples of assignments, and a teaching statement.

Applications are due February 28, 2023. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

The position is contingent upon budgetary approval

This position will be part of the Service Employees International Union.

Please contact Chris Kennedy (ck@uchicago.edu) with any questions.

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

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