Academic Unit: Cognitive Science
Category of Appointment: Distinguished Visiting Research Chair
Field of Specialization: Canada and North America
Rank/Position Title: Fulbright Canada Chair in Arts and Social Sciences in Canada and North America
Start Date: Fall 2019
Closing Date: September 12, 2018

About the Position:

How will people cope with the continuous and relentless pace of technology in the 21st century? Issues such as how will we interact with robots; how best to use virtual and augmented reality to support education and training; or what are the ethics of decision making in relation to technology, are examples of the difficult questions to be faced. Researchers from disciplines as diverse as cognitive science, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, geography, and English are involved in projects which link human thought, behaviour, and emotion to technology. Moreover, this topic involves researchers in other Faculties and departments at Carleton and draws expertise from a wide community in Ottawa including federal government research labs and major technology companies. In the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, scholars study specific topics in the human-technology interface using virtual reality, flight simulators, digital humanities, cybercartography, electrophysiology, and eye-tracking. This Chair provides the opportunity for scholars from the United States to bring their expertise and perspective in the people-technology connection and benefit from the facilities, researchers, and graduate students who are working on this exciting and critical topic.

Specializations: Interface between humans and technology; disciplines such as cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, geography, digital humanities.

About the Academic Unit:

For more information about Carleton University, we invite you to visit Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Institute of Cognitive Science online.


Please see the Fulbright website.

Application Instructions:

Please apply directly to Fulbright website.

Please note that formal letters of invitation should not be sought; however, applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research interests.

Carleton Information Contact
Jo-Anne LeFevre, Director
Institute of Cognitive Science
Tel: 613-520-2600 x. 2693

Carleton Institutional Contact
Norah Vollmer
Manager, Faculty Affairs
Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
613-520-2600 x4156 

About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 29,000 students, 950 academic faculty, and 2,000 staff and more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking enabling minds to connect, discover and generate transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital city has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.  Carleton University is compliant with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities.

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