The Department of Psychology at Georgetown University invites applications for a full time, non-tenure position in Cognition or Perception for a three-year period to begin in August 2023, with the possibility of renewal depending upon performance and departmental need. We anticipate that the successful applicant will have a teaching focus in one or more areas of cognition or perception (example areas include, but are not limited to, thinking, attention, perception, decision making, reasoning, and language). Teaching responsibilities will be 6 courses per year and will include introductory and specialty courses. Introductory courses could include introductions to sensation and perception, higher order cognition, general psychology, or research and statistical methods. More specialized courses and seminars could focus on visual cognition, attention and consciousness, language acquisition, computational models of cognitive processing, and judgment and decision making. In addition, the individual will be involved in advising and mentoring of undergraduate students. Evidence of excellence in teaching such as honors and awards and student course evaluations is required. Research involvement is welcomed but not required.

The Georgetown University Department of Psychology offers an undergraduate major in psychology, and also hosts an undergraduate Honors Program. At the graduate level, the Department hosts a program leading to the Ph.D. in Psychology with a concentration either in Lifespan Cognitive Neuroscience or in Human Development and Public Policy. More information about the Department, its current faculty, and its various programs can be found on our departmental website at

Georgetown seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to service, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The University is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research, and service toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Please submit a letter of interest, CV, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching interests, and a statement explaining how the applicant has in the past and will in the future enrich a community that seeks a diversity of perspectives and people. Please direct questions to Adam Green, Search Committee Chair, at


A Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field is required prior to appointment start date. Candidates must show strong promise of excellence in teaching.

Application Instructions:

Click on Apply Now to submit the following required materials:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Statement of Teaching Interests
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. Statement explaining how the applicant has in the past and will in the future enrich a community that seeks a diversity of perspectives and people.

Applications are due by November 3rd, 2022.

For questions about the application, please contact: Bonnie Ginsburg, Administrative Officer

For questions about the position, please contact: Adam Green, Search Committee Chair,

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798.