JOB: Tulane University

Job Description

The Tulane Philosophy and English Departments in connection with the Cognitive Studies Program invite applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor to start fall 2021. Teaching responsibilities will include expository science writing and one or more of the core Cognitive Studies courses, such as: Mind in Evolution, Consciousness, Foundations of Cognitive Science, and Language and Thought.  Writing courses will be capped at 15 students each. The teaching load is a 3-3; all courses are at the undergraduate level. 


The candidate is expected to have a PhD in Philosophy and to specialize in the areas of philosophy of psychology, cognitive science, and/or neuroscience.  Experience teaching expository writing is a benefit. The successful candidate should be familiar with pedagogical principles of effective composition instruction: the teaching of writing as a process, the use of draft workshops, and the importance of revision.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

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The application deadline is May 20. All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio. Required materials include a cover letter describing qualifications and interest, a current CV, a writing sample (35pp. or less), three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, including course evaluations. Questions can be directed to Dr. Dan Burnston, Director of Cognitive Studies (

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