Cognitive Science Academic Employment

Temporary Lecturer 2018/2019 - Cognitive Science

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 2nd, 2018
Last review date: October 8th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2019
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.


 

Description

The Department of Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego is committed to continuing a tradition of excellence in its faculty, and invites applications from candidates who can contribute to that tradition. The department is accepting applications for temporary non-tenure track lecturers (Unit 18) to teach for the 2018-2019 academic year. Teaching duties will include upper- and lower-division undergraduate classes in the areas of: computational methods and modeling, human-computer interaction, human-centered design, language or culture and cognition, neuroscience (cognitive, behavioral, theoretical, and/or systems), and clinical aspects of cognitive science. In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include (but are not limited to) managing teaching assistants, holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining course websites. Lecturers teaching large courses are expected to work with and mentor student teaching assistants. The number of positions and courses varies across academic quarters, depending on the curriculum needs of the Department. Positions typically start at the beginning of an academic quarter, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, performance and the Department's mandate to maintain intellectual diversity. UCSD and the Department of Cognitive Science are committed to maintaining a diverse faculty and promoting an inclusive and tolerant environment.

View course descriptions.

Candidates must have (a) at minimum a terminal degree (Master's degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree in the area of Cognitive Science and/or related fields); terminal degree must be completed by the start date of the position; (b) evidence of successful teaching of undergraduate courses; and (c) expertise that matches the department’s programmatic needs. A commitment 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 is preferred. Appointments will be part-time or full-time, up to a total of two courses per quarter, from one quarter up to one year in duration.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Review of applications will begin April 6, 2018. The posting will remain open for the duration of the year to accommodate upcoming course needs or until the position is filled.

To be considered, applicants must submit the following documents electronically via UCSD's applicant tracking system at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01697

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Describe background and interests.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching/Teaching Philosophy - Summarize teaching experience, quality of teaching in classroom and student mentoring, and other instructional-related activities.

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - Example: provide summaries of teaching evaluations such as CAPEs (within the last 2 years)

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

  • Transcript - Include a transcript if your degree is outside of cognitive science
    (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 letters of reference required

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

Temporary Lecturer 2019/2020 - Cognitive Science

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 10th, 2019
Last review date: June 21st, 2019
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2020
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.


 

Description

The Department of Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego is committed to continuing a tradition of excellence in its faculty, and invites applications from candidates who can contribute to that tradition. The department is accepting applications for temporary non-tenure track lecturers (Unit 18) to teach for the 2019-2020 academic year. Teaching duties will include upper- and lower-division undergraduate classes in the areas of: computational methods and modeling, human-computer interaction, human-centered design, language or culture and cognition, neuroscience (cognitive, behavioral, theoretical, and/or systems), and clinical aspects of cognitive science. In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include (but are not limited to) managing teaching assistants, holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining course websites. Lecturers teaching large courses are expected to work with and mentor student teaching assistants. The number of positions and courses varies across academic quarters, depending on the curriculum needs of the Department. Positions typically start at the beginning of an academic quarter, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, performance and the Department's mandate to maintain intellectual diversity. UCSD and the Department of Cognitive Science are committed to maintaining a diverse faculty and promoting an inclusive and tolerant environment.

Course descriptions can be found at http://www.ucsd.edu/catalog/courses/COGS.html

Candidates must have, at minimum, a Master's degree in the area of Cognitive Science and/or related fields by the start date of the position.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 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;
  • prior university level experience in teaching undergraduate courses;
  • outstanding teaching evaluations
  • experience teaching large classroom sizes (more than 100 students);
  • Ph.D. degree.

Appointments will be part-time or full-time, up to a total of two courses per quarter, from one quarter up to one year in duration.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Review of applications will begin June 21, 2019. The posting will remain open for the duration of the year to accommodate upcoming course needs or until the position is filled.

To be considered, applicants must submit the following documents electronically via UCSD's applicant tracking system at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF02144

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Describe background and interests.

  • Statement of Teaching/Teaching Philosophy - Summarize teaching experience, quality of teaching in classroom and student mentoring, an d other instructional-related activities.

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - Example: provide summaries of teaching evaluations (within the last 2 years) such as CAPEs if you taught at UCSD previously

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.

  • Transcript - Include a transcript if your terminal degree is outside of cognitive science
    (Optional)

  • Syllabus - Provide sample of course syllabi from classes you have taught in the last two years.
    (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 letters of reference required

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

Assistant Professor - in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 12th, 2018
Next review date: November 17th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: June 30th, 2019
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.

 

Description

We invite applications for an Assistant Professor position in the Cognitive Science Department (http://cogsci.ucsd.edu).

We are looking for candidates who ask interesting questions regarding cognition and specialize in methods involving human subjects. We are especially interested in scientists who incorporate computational methods and/or systems-level approaches into their investigations of cognitive phenomena. The successful candidate will be expected to create an independent research program, and supervise trainees at all levels, including undergraduate and graduate students.

At UC San Diego, the Department of Cognitive Science department is truly interdisciplinary and has experienced substantial, rapid growth in recent years. Over one third of our faculty have joined the department within the last five years. Since the Fall of 2014 the number of enrolled undergraduates in the department has grown from 600 to nearly 2200. In that same time, Cognitive Science has helped develop entirely new majors and several interdisciplinary research centers, including Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, Design, and Data Science. We place a strong emphasis on teaching and commitment to undergraduate education.

Cognitive Science faculty have research interests in a diverse set of phenomena, including affect, cognitive development, creativity, decision making, individual differences, executive function, gesture, language, learning and memory, math, music perception, reasoning, and social interaction. We often combine multiple methodological and theoretical approaches, including behavioral neuroscience, comparative cognition, computational epigenomics, computational neuroscience, control theory, data science, electrophysiology, experimental psychology, field work, genomics, image processing, linguistic methodologies, machine learning, neuroimaging, and psychophysics.

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 in their area of expertise (post-doctoral experience preferred). The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise students, primarily at the undergraduate and graduate level, in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience courses and/or topics related to their area of expertise in a cognitive science department, and to conduct extramurally funded research. An interdisciplinary, collaborative perspective and experience with multiple methodologies is highly valued. Candidates should submit, via online application to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01902 (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 (http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-info.asp), and (g) a minimum of three letters of reference, (provide name, title, address and email) to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01902. Evidence of other creative work may also be submitted (optional).

Appointments will begin July 1, 2019. Salary is commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will start on November 17, 2018 and will continue until 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 https://aps.ucsd.edu/services/pop/index.html.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Requirements

Document requirements
  • 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.

  • Documentation of Teaching Evidence - Examples: links to instructional materials developed by candidate, summaries of teaching evaluations, on-line instructional segments, or reprints of any scholarly articles with a pedagogical focus.

  • 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)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Associate Professor - in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 12th, 2018
Next review date: November 17th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: June 30th, 2019
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.

 

Description

We invite applications for an Associate Professor position in the Cognitive Science Department (http://cogsci.ucsd.edu).

We are looking for candidates who ask interesting questions regarding cognition and specialize in methods involving human subjects. We are especially interested in scientists who incorporate computational methods and/or systems-level approaches into their investigations of cognitive phenomena. The successful candidate will be expected to create an independent research program, and supervise trainees at all levels, including undergraduate and graduate students.

At UC San Diego, the Department of Cognitive Science department is truly interdisciplinary and has experienced substantial, rapid growth in recent years. Over one third of our faculty have joined the department within the last five years. Since the Fall of 2014 the number of enrolled undergraduates in the department has grown from 600 to nearly 2200. In that same time, Cognitive Science has helped develop entirely new majors and several interdisciplinary research centers, including Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, Design, and Data Science. We place a strong emphasis on teaching and commitment to undergraduate education.

Cognitive Science faculty have research interests in a diverse set of phenomena, including affect, cognitive development, creativity, decision making, individual differences, executive function, gesture, language, learning and memory, math, music perception, reasoning, and social interaction. We often combine multiple methodological and theoretical approaches, including behavioral neuroscience, comparative cognition, computational epigenomics, computational neuroscience, control theory, data science, electrophysiology, experimental psychology, field work, genomics, image processing, linguistic methodologies, machine learning, neuroimaging, and psychophysics.

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 Associate Professor position (with tenure): Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree in their area of expertise; at minimum, 4 years of academic teaching experience; have successfully obtained at least 1 competitive research grant as the principal investigator; and have demonstrated contributions to cognitive neuroscience (construed broadly). The successful candidate will be expected to: teach undergraduate and graduate courses in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience courses and/or related topics; supervise students in these areas; and conduct extramurally funded research. An interdisciplinary perspective and experience with multiple methodologies is highly valued.

Candidates should submit, via online application to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01905 (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 (http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-info.asp), (g) documentation of teaching evidence, (h) contributions to the cognitive neuroscience field as evidenced by scholarship and leadership, (i) a minimum of five independent referee names, (provide name, title, address and email) to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01905

Appointments will begin July 1, 2019. Salary is commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will start on November 17, 2018 and will continue until 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 https://aps.ucsd.edu/services/pop/index.html. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Requirements

Document requirements
  • 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.

  • Documentation of Teaching Evidence - Examples: links to instructional materials developed by candidate, summaries of teaching evaluations, on-line instructional segments, or reprints of any scholarly articles with a pedagogical focus.

  • 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)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 5-7 required (contact information only)

Assistant Professor - in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 19th, 2018
Next review date: December 18th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: June 30th, 2019
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.

 

Description

We invite applications for an Assistant Professor position in the Cognitive Science Department (http://cogsci.ucsd.edu).

We are looking for candidates who specialize in human developmental science and have made independent, original research contributions in this area. We are especially interested in scientists who take an interdisciplinary perspective and apply integrative approaches aimed at bridging levels of analysis. These levels might combine cognitive-behavioral, socio-cultural, neural systems, genetic, epigenetic, molecular, and/or computational investigations of developmental phenomena. The successful candidate will be expected to lead an independent research program and supervise trainees at all levels, including undergraduate and graduate students.

The Department of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego boasts a broadly interdisciplinary faculty that has experienced substantial, rapid growth in recent years. The department places a strong emphasis on teaching and undergraduate education. Since the Fall of 2014 the number of enrolled undergraduates in the department has grown from 600 to nearly 2200, in large part because Cognitive Science faculty have spearheaded new majors or concentrations in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, Design, and Data Science - the latter two of which are affiliated with new research centers.

Cognitive Science faculty have research interests in a diverse set of phenomena, including affect, cognitive development, creativity, decision making, individual differences, executive function, gesture, language, learning and memory, math, music perception, vision, reasoning, and social interaction. We often combine multiple methodological and theoretical approaches, including behavioral neuroscience, comparative cognition, computational epigenomics, computational neuroscience, control theory, data science, electrophysiology, experimental psychology, eye tracking, field work, genomics, image processing, linguistic methodologies, machine learning, neuroimaging, and psychophysics.

The preferred candidate will have strong evidence of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a desire to participate in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to excellence in a diverse and inclusive academic environment.

To apply for the tenure-track Assistant Professor position: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree in their area of expertise.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise trainees at all levels, including undergraduate and graduate levels, in developmental science courses and/or topics related to their area of expertise in a cognitive science department, and to conduct extramurally funded research. An interdisciplinary, collaborative perspective and experience with multiple methodologies is highly valued. Candidates applying at the rank of Assistant Professor should submit, via online application to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01918, (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 (http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-info.asp), and (g) a minimum of three letters of reference, (provide name, title, address and email). Evidence of other creative work may also be submitted (optional).

Appointments will begin July 1, 2019. Salary is commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will start on December 18, 2018 and will continue until 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 https://aps.ucsd.edu/services/pop/index.html. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Requirements

Document requirements
  • 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.

  • Documentation of Teaching Evidence - Examples: links to instructional materials developed by candidate, summaries of teaching evaluations, on-line instructional segments, or reprints of any scholarly articles with a pedagogical focus.

  • 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)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Associate Professor - in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 19th, 2018
Next review date: December 18th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: June 30th, 2019
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.

Description

We invite applications for an Associate Professor position in the Cognitive Science Department (http://cogsci.ucsd.edu).

We are looking for candidates who specialize in human developmental science and have made independent, original research contributions in this area. We are especially interested in scientists who take an interdisciplinary perspective and apply integrative approaches aimed at bridging levels of analysis. These levels might combine cognitive-behavioral, socio-cultural, neural systems, genetic, epigenetic, molecular, and/or computational investigations of developmental phenomena. The successful candidate will be expected to lead an independent research program and supervise trainees at all levels, including undergraduate and graduate students.

The Department of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego boasts a broadly interdisciplinary faculty that has experienced substantial, rapid growth in recent years. The department places a strong emphasis on teaching and undergraduate education. Since the Fall of 2014 the number of enrolled undergraduates in the department has grown from 600 to nearly 2200, in large part because Cognitive Science faculty have spearheaded new majors or concentrations in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, Design, and Data Science - the latter two of which are affiliated with new research centers.

Cognitive Science faculty have research interests in a diverse set of phenomena, including affect, cognitive development, creativity, decision making, individual differences, executive function, gesture, language, learning and memory, math, music perception, vision, reasoning, and social interaction. We often combine multiple methodological and theoretical approaches, including behavioral neuroscience, comparative cognition, computational epigenomics, computational neuroscience, control theory, data science, electrophysiology, experimental psychology, eye tracking, field work, genomics, image processing, linguistic methodologies, machine learning, neuroimaging, and psychophysics.

The preferred candidate will have strong evidence of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a desire to participate in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to excellence in a diverse and inclusive academic environment.

To apply for the Associate Professor position (with tenure): Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree in their area of expertise; at least 4 years of academic teaching experience; success in procuring support for an independent research program; and demonstrated impactful, innovative, and exemplary contributions to developmental science.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise trainees at all levels, including undergraduate and graduate levels, in developmental science courses and/or topics related to their area of expertise in a cognitive science department, and to conduct extramurally funded research. An interdisciplinary, collaborative perspective and experience with multiple methodologies is highly valued. Candidates applying at the rank of Associate Professor should submit, via online application to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01919 (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 (http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-info.asp), (g) a minimum of five independent referee names, (provide name, title, address and email), (h) documentation of teaching effectiveness, and (i) contributions to the developmental science field as evidenced by scholarship and leadership.

Appointments will begin July 1, 2019. Salary is commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will start on December 18, 2018 and will continue until 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 https://aps.ucsd.edu/services/pop/index.html. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Requirements

Document requirements
  • 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.

  • Documentation of Teaching Evidence - Examples: links to instructional materials developed by candidate, summaries of teaching evaluations, on-line instructional segments, or reprints of any scholarly articles with a pedagogical focus.

  • 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)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 5-7 required (contact information only)

Assistant Professor - in Human Augmentation

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 22nd, 2019
Next review date: March 1st, 2019
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: June 30th, 2019
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.

 

Description

We invite applications for an Assistant Professor position in the Cognitive Science Department. We are interested in those with a research program to advance the science behind augmenting cognition, both to compensate for diminished capacity or to enhance normal cognition in such areas as reasoning, decision-making, memory, attention, perception, motivation, creativity and emotion regulation. Topics include but are not limited to:

• Research on cognitive absorption of tools,
• Smart on-body or in-body sensors and actuators,
• Wearable and body sensor networks,
• Augmented reality that enhances cognitive processes,
• Wearable / embeddable cognitive prostheses,
• Neural implants for enhancing memory, attention etc.,
• Statistical tools that can be incorporated into an on-body form to extract insight from complex sensor data

Engineering projects that incorporate sensing and AI are of interest as long as they incorporate fluid interaction and rely on a knowledgeable methodology showing the scientific basis for the mind-part and how it can be validly evaluated as a successful cognitive augmentation.

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.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree in cognitive science, engineering, computer science or related fields to augmenting by the start date of the position. 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.

Candidates should submit, via online application to JPF02008 with
(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 Current or Potential Contributions to Diversity and Leadership
(g) a minimum of three letters of reference, (provide name, title, address and email)
(h) Evidence of other creative work may also be submitted (optional).

Appointments will begin July 1, 2019. Salary is commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scales.
Review of applications will start on March 1st, 2019, and will continue until 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 https://aps.ucsd.edu/services/pop/index.html.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Requirements

Document requirements
  • 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.

  • Documentation of Teaching Evidence - Examples: links to instructional materials developed by candidate, summaries of teaching evaluations, on-line instructional segments, or reprints of any scholarly articles with a pedagogical focus.

  • 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)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Multiple Positions in the Halicioglu Data Science Institute

The University of California, San Diego invites applications from outstanding candidates for multiple tenure-track/tenured faculty positions for primary appointment at the Halicioglu Data Science Institute (hdsi.ucsd.edu) with optional joint appointment in another academic department.

The University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body. A PhD in Computer Science, Math, Economics, Engineering or related discipline is required at the time of application. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications in conformance with University of California policies. Successful appointees will have a track record of scientific accomplishments, excellence in teaching, a commitment to university service, and a commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion at the university. Applicants will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate students in the Data Science major/minor degree programs offered by the Institute. In case of a partial joint appointment with another department, the teaching workload would include appropriate course work in the participating department.

About the Halicioglu Data Science Institute: Data Science has emerged as an area central to advances in our understanding of nature, improving the quality life and a healthy society. Data collection, stewardship, and analyses are already integrated into the infrastructure for commerce, healthcare, governance, and education. These ubiquitous practical uses of digital data have raised awareness of the need to further develop the underlying scientific and technological basis for understanding and exploiting data. UC San Diego is pursuing a strategy for advancing Data Science that builds upon its unique strengths in creating interdisciplinary research areas that span multiple disciplines and departments. Funded with a $75M endowment, the mission of the Halicioglu Data Science Institute (HDSI) is to explore the scientific foundations for the new field of data science. These foundations include the principles, methods, and tools that will enable us to understand the nature of digital data, and also the intersections between this new field and existing disciplines of human enquiry. HDSI is a new strategic academic institute tasked with hosting and coordination of Data Science research and education activities at the University of California, San Diego. Among HDSI academic programs are a Data Science major and minor currently with nearly 600 undergraduate students. Prospective HDSI faculty members will have the option of a joint appointment with one or more academic departments of the University in order to bolster the interdisciplinary nature of Data Science.

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible. Review of applications will begin January 17, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the AP-Online Recruit websites:

Assistant Professor

https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01984 

https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02096

 

Associate or Full Professor 

https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01994 

Assistant Professor - Society and Ethics in Data Science

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 1st, 2019
Next review date: July 15, 2019
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: October 15, 2019
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.


Description

The Department of Communication within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego and Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI) are seeking to make a joint appointment at the Assistant Professor level, to begin Fall 2020 in the following area: Society and Ethics in Data Science. This is a shared appointment between the Department of Communications and Halicioglu Data Science Institute (HDSI) with teaching and service responsibilities evenly distributed between the two units. The Department of Communication will be the candidate's home department and will oversee the process of appointment and future review. Moreover, this search is part of an ongoing cluster hire, sponsored by the Institute for Practical Ethics (IPE) and focused on the social implications and ethics of science, technology and medicine. It is expected that the successful candidate will participate in relevant activities of the IPE. The candidate will also engage in social science research and teaching on the power, peril and promise of data science/artificial intelligence with a focus specifically on how, in what ways, to what ends and with what consequences the infrastructures and methods of data analytics are reshaping social life, political institutions and processes and ethical regimes.

Completion of PhD in a social science field or a PhD in computer science by date of hire or completed now is required. Candidate is also required to have significant training in social science identified by degrees and/or multiple years of work experience.

Data Science has emerged as an area central to advances in our understanding of nature, improving the quality life and a healthy society. Data collection, stewardship and analyses are already integrated into the infrastructure for commerce, healthcare, governance and education. The ubiquitous practical uses of digital data have raised awareness of the need to further develop the underlying scientific, technological, social and ethical basis for understanding and exploiting data.

HDSI is a new strategic academic institute tasked with hosting and coordination of Data Science research and education activities at the University of California, San Diego. Among HDSI academic programs are the Data Science major and minor currently with nearly 600 undergraduate students. The Department of Communication brings multiple disciplinary traditions and methodologies to bear in the study of communication as an institutional, technological, cultural, architectural, and cognitive phenomenon, inextricably anchored in and shaped by questions of democracy, diversity, social justice, and social change.

The University of California San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We seek candidates who will maintain the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity and make a strong and meaningful contribution to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales. To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be submitted electronically by October 15, 2019, at the following link - https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02161.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - A two to three page cover letter

  • Statement of Research - Statement detailing your research interests.

  • Statement of Teaching

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

  • Writing sample(s) - Writing sample(s) up to 50 pages total.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)