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Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Hamilton College
Clinton, NY

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Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science
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Assistant Professor
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Four-Year Institution

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Clinton, NY
Open Date:
Jan 4, 2024

The Psychology Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in Neuroscience, beginning July 1, 2024. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph.D. are preferred. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience at the college level and be enthusiastic about working closely with undergraduate students. The teaching load will be the equivalent of five courses per year, including some combination of service courses (e.g., Introduction to Neuroscience, Statistics, Research Design, Introductory Psychology), courses in the candidate’s specialty area, and supervision of senior research projects. The expected salary range for this position is $74,400 to $76,900. We seek candidates who can demonstrate their experience teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address the ways in which your teaching, scholarship, and/or service would engage and sustain Hamilton’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

The Psychology Department, consisting of nine continuing faculty members (four who contribute heavily to the Neuroscience Program), has a strong tradition of excellence in teaching and research, and is housed in a state- of-the-art unified science center. Please visit our websites at and for additional information about the Psychology Department and Neuroscience Program.

Candidates should submit the following to Interfolio at (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vita, (3) statement of teaching philosophy and experience, (4) research statement, and (5) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Tara McKee, Chair of Psychology, at Review of applications will begin March 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Hamilton College is a residential liberal arts college located in central New York. The College has built its reputation on the teaching excellence and leading scholarship of its faculty, and on the academic distinction and intellectual curiosity of its approximately 2000 students who take advantage of Hamilton’s open curriculum ( Accomplished faculty, highly capable and motivated students, and a student-faculty ratio of 9:1 provide an educational experience that emphasizes academic excellence, intellectual and cultural diversity, and respect for differences in the development of students as human beings. Hamilton’s commitment to diversity is embodied in its need-blind admission policy and meeting the full demonstrated financial need of every accepted student for their entire undergraduate program. Please visit the college website for more information (  

Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to building an inclusive and diverse learning community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and excel. We encourage candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community.


Working at Hamilton College 

Hamilton College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and chartered in 1812 as the third oldest college in New York State, Hamilton is today composed of 1,850 students from nearly all 50 states and 50 countries. It is distinguished by a faculty of 190 men and women dedicated to teaching and scholarship, by rigorous academic programs, by an emphasis on teaching students to write well and speak persuasively, and by a commitment to diversity in its broadest sense. The College, with an endowment nearing $1 billion (October 2017), is need-blind in admission and has invested more than $265 million in new and renovated facilities in the past dozen years.  

Hamilton is located on a wooded 1,350-acre hilltop campus overlooking the New England-style Village of Clinton, New York, in close proximity to the Adirondack Park, where hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and snowmobiling abound. The campus is within a 4-5 hour drive of New York, Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia, and there is a rich variety of cultural opportunities on campus and in nearby Utica (10 minutes), Syracuse (45 minutes) and Cooperstown (55 minutes).

As a national leader for teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves, Hamilton produces graduates who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their voices heard on issues of importance to their communities and the world. Additional information about Hamilton can be found at

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to attracting diverse and interesting people to its community.

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