Job Announcement: Assistant Professor of Cognitive & Information Sciences at UC Merced

The University of California, Merced, is hiring an Assistant Professor in Cognitive and Information Sciences (CIS). The CIS unit offers programs that lead to an undergraduate BA/BS degree and an intensive research-based PhD in cognitive and information sciences. Applicants must have a strong record in research and must have demonstrated the potential to develop an independent, innovative, and extramurally-funded research program.

The ideal candidate will conduct innovative research in computational and data analytic approaches to human cognition and behavior, including areas such as spoken or written language and communication, human interaction, and the physical, biological, social, cultural, or evolutionary bases of cognition. Candidate should work with one or more methods and analysis techniques associated with data science. In order to be considered, candidates must have a doctorate in Cognitive Science/Psychology/Computer Science or a closely related field by the position start date; a strong record of publication; and, demonstrable track record and interest in obtaining external funding. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable.

Completed applications must be received no later than December 15, 2017, in order to be considered. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) research statement; 4) teaching statement; 5) diversity statement; 6) two publications; and, 7) three letters of reference electronically uploaded by the letter writers.

Full job description and application instructions can be found here.