Month: September 2017

Job Oppty: UCSD Asst. Professor, Computation/Open Area, Department of Psy

Assistant Professor, Computation/Open Area, Department of Psychology

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO. The Psychology Department
within the Division of Social Sciences at UC, San Diego is committed to
academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student
body. The Department invites applications for a tenure track Assistant
Professor position from candidates who take a computational approach to
study any of the areas represented in the department (Cognitive Psychology,
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, and Social
Psychology). Candidates must have a Ph.D., advancement to Ph.D. or ABD, and
have a record of publishable research demonstrating a computational
approach to understanding behavior or links between the brain and behavior.
Candidates with a track record of interdisciplinary and collaborative work
and excellence in teaching will be given preference. We are especially
interested in candidates who can demonstrably contribute to diversity,
inclusion, and equity within an academic setting.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of
California pay scales.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until
the position is filled.

To Apply:

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research
statement, teaching statement, up to 4 selected reprints, names of 3 to 5
referees, and a personal statement that summarizes their past or potential
contributions to diversity .

Please apply electronically via UCSD’s AP On-Line RECRUIT :
Assistant Professor (JPF01542) – Computation/Open Area, Department of Psychology.


Job Oppty: UPenn – Cognitive Science and Affective Science


The Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania intends to make multiple appointments in the areas of Cognitive Science and Affective Science over the next several years. Our primary focus is at the junior, Assistant Professor level, but in exceptional circumstances a more senior hire may be considered.

We are interested in candidates with research interests in the areas, broadly defined, of cognitive science (e.g., learning and memory, perception, attention, language, or decision making) or affective science (e.g., clinical or health psychology; social, moral, or political psychology; positive psychology; or the psychology of individual differences), and who use any number of approaches, including but not limited to computational, neuroscientific (behavioral, systems, or cognitive), or developmental.

Interested candidates should submit materials online  and include a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three references. Candidates will contribute to the teaching mission of the university with introductory courses such as Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Brain and Behavior, Cognitive Psychology, or Abnormal Psychology, as well as advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in specific areas of interest. References will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a recommendation letter to the website.
Review of applications will begin on September 18, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Psychology is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information, see our Diversity Plan). The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Job Oppty: Asst. Professor in Psycholinguistics, Brown University

Assistant Professor in Psycholinguistics, Brown University

Location: Providence, R.I. 02912

The Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning July 1, 2018, from individuals focusing on psycholinguistics at or above the word level in adults or children. Approaches could include – but are not limited to – computational modeling, laboratory experimentation, and/or neuroscientific methods. Candidates whose research and teaching addresses variation across individuals or communities, within or across languages are especially welcome. We seek applicants whose research informs and is informed by allied areas in cognitive science, linguistics, or psychology. Successful candidates are expected to have (1) a track record of excellence in research, (2) a well-specified research plan that is likely to lead to research funding, and (3) a readiness to contribute to teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Brown has a highly interdisciplinary research environment in the study of mind, brain, behavior, and language; the Department is located in a recently renovated state-of-the-art building in the heart of campus.

QUALIFICATIONS All Ph.D. requirements must be completed before July 1, 2018.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Curriculum vitae, reprints and preprints of publications, statements of research and teaching interests noting potential contributions to diversity and inclusion, and three letters of reference should be submitted on-line as PDFs.

Applications received by November 1, 2017 are assured of full review.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Job Oppty: Linguistics at Northwestern

Tenure Line Assistant Professor Position in Linguistics

at Northwestern University

The Department of Linguistics at Northwestern University seeks to fill a
tenure-line assistant professor position with a start date of September 1,
2018. We are looking for candidates with research and teaching interests in
meaning, broadly construed. We are particularly interested in candidates
whose research program includes cognitive, computational, and/or social
approaches. The successful candidate will join a vibrant interdisciplinary
community of researchers in the science of language, including computer
science, philosophy, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and speech science.

To receive fullest consideration, applications should be uploaded by *December
1, 2017*. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Cognitive Science,
Computer Science, Psychology, or a related field by the start date. Please
include a CV (including contact information), statements of research and
teaching interests, reprints or other written work, teaching evaluations
(if available), and the names of three references (with their contact
information). References will separately receive upload instructions after
you have submitted your application (letters of reference should arrive as
close as December 1st as possible).

The Department is strongly committed to enhancing diversity, equity and
inclusion in all aspects – including, but not limited to, race/ethnicity,
and gender, as well as disability, sexual orientation, and gender
expression and identity. We encourage applications from candidates that
share this vision.

E-mail inquiries should be directed to Matt Goldrick
<>, Chair.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with
disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with
disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent
upon eligibility to work in the United States.

10/6 Colloquia: Barbara Landau, Cognitive Science Professor at Johns Hopkins

Friday, October 6


Room: Oak 109

Barbara Landau, Professor of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins will give a lecture on:

Origins and development of spatial language: Some complexities

The acquisition of spatial language has historically provided a fertile test-bed for theories of language-thought relationships. Does spatial language emerge driven by pre-linguistic spatial concepts, or does it emerge strictly as a function of the linguistic input provided in the environment? In this talk, I’ll consider challenges to both of these positions, focusing on the challenge of accounting for the linguistic combinatorics that are inherent in spatial language. Acknowledging the complexities of the mapping between spatial language and underlying concepts forces us to abandon simplistic hypotheses and to think about learning in new and more subtle ways.