Joanna Morris from Hampshire College writes:
Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution, is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the School of Cognitive Science. The position carries a 4-course per year teaching load and also includes supervision of undergraduate concentrations and thesis projects. The area of specialization is open. We are particularly interested in candidates who have successful records in undergraduate teaching and who can make connections across the cognitive or neural sciences.
Hampshire College, located in Amherst, MA, is a member of the Five Colleges, Incorporated, a nonprofit educational consortium established in 1965 to promote the broad educational and cultural objectives of its member institutions which, along with Hampshire, include Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The consortium fosters close academic collaboration, and facilitates intellectual communities and broad curricular and co-curricular offerings. All members of the consortium benefit from the shared use of educational and cultural resources and facilities, including a joint automated library system. Students are allowed to register for nearly any course offered on any of the five campuses.
Hampshire's unique academic program requires that students work closely with a faculty committee to design and carry out a personalized course of study, the concentration. A concentration may range from a plan of study similar to that of a traditional college major to a highly individualized program of study that encompasses several disciplines or areas of conceptual thought and understanding. There are no courses that are required of all students, and faculty are encouraged to develop innovative interdisciplinary courses that introduce students to their intellectual passions and that explore new, cutting edge areas of scholarship.
The review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. A Ph.D. is required at time of appointment, July 1, 2014. Hampshire College offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Applicants should submit the following: 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vita; 3) teaching statement with descriptions of potential courses; 4) research statement and 5) three professional references via our website at http://jobs.hampshire.edu/
Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.