Job ad: tenure-track open rank faculty positions in Cognitive Science

Cognitive Scientist, Open Rank, University of Rochester

The Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester is seeking to hire multiple faculty members in the area of decision making and cognitive or sensorimotor planning at the Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate Professor level. Areas of interest include the roles of learning, prediction, memory, and attention in guiding goal-directed behavior, especially within complex, naturalistic environments. We are primarily interested in candidates using neuroimaging, computational (e.g., Bayesian decision theory, reinforcement learning), behavioral (including technology-driven approaches such as virtual reality), and/or developmental approaches. Both individuals and teams are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will join a dynamic department with interests in the study of perception, motor control, learning, cognition, language, and development through combined neurobiological, computational, and behavioral research (; she or he will also be part of a university–wide community engaged in graduate and undergraduate education.

Candidates should hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, or another relevant domain, and should have considerable research experience. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three referees via the following website: In addition, team applications should include a joint statement that describes the research synergies of the team. Questions concerning this position can be addressed to Robert Jacobs ( and Duje Tadin (, co-chairs of the search committee. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018. The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

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