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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 7/2/2017

University of California - San Diego San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA
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Doctoral Degree



Job #JPF01200

* Social Sciences - COGNITIVE SCIENCE


Open date: September 1st, 2016
Last review date: January 30th, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled. Final date: June 30th, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We invite applications for an Assistant Professor position in any of the fields of Data Science, Human Augmentation, Robotics, or related fields. We interpret these areas broadly and invite strong candidates in related specializations. Potential fields include brain-computer interfaces, data mining and knowledge discovery, distributed cognition, gestural and natural interfaces, interactive systems, machine learning, and social computing. We are especially interested in candidates who will flourish in a Cognitive Science Department, and whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity within an academic setting. The department seeks to fill a tenure-track position to begin July 1, 2017. Joint appointment with other departments and the newly formed Contextual Robotics Institute can be considered where appropriate.

The UCSD Department of Cognitive Science was the first of its kind in the world, and, as part of an exceptional scientific community, continues to influence the field it helped to create. The department is truly interdisciplinary, with a faculty whose interests span anthropology, cognitive science, computer science, design, human development, human-computer interaction, information science, linguistics, machine learning, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology,
sociology, and vision. We welcome candidates to apply whose PhD or equivalent doctorate degree are in these disciplines.

The preferred candidate will have strong demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

To apply for the tenure-track Assistant Professor position: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree or completion of a doctorate degree in their area of expertise by the start date of the position. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise students, primarily at the undergraduate and graduate level, in topics related to their area of expertise in the Cognitive Science Department, and conduct extramurally funded research. An
interdisciplinary perspective and experience with multiple methodologies is highly valued. Candidates should submit, via online application to (a) a short cover letter describing background and interests, (b) vita, (c) research statement, (d) teaching statement, (e) reprints of up to four representative publications, (f) personal statement summarizing their contributions (or potential contributions) to diversity and leadership (, and (g) a minimum of three letters of reference, (provide name, title, address and email) to Evidence of other creative work may also be submitted (optional).

Appointments will begin July 1, 2017 and salary is commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will start on December 15, 2016, but applications received by June 30, 2017 may be considered until the position is filled.

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to academic excellence and diversity and to addressing dual career issues ( All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.


San Diego, CA


More information about this recruitment:




Cover Letter - Describe background and interests.

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Statement of Research

Statement of Teaching - Summarize quality of teaching in classroom and student mentoring.

Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

Publications - Include up to 4 representative publications/scholarly articles (provide links or attach PDFs).

Other Creative Work - Provide videos, demos, or press coverage of other creative work (optional). (Optional)

Misc / Additional (Optional)

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3-5 letters of reference required