Assoc/Full faculty position

The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts. The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts invites applications from distinguished scholars and teachers at the Full/Associate Professor (tenured) level in Cognitive and Information Sciences. The position is for founding Director of the Center for Human Adaptive Systems and Environments (CHASE) at the new University of California, Merced campus. We seek candidates with interdisciplinary visions for research on human activity, including but not limited to (a) activity in both human-made and natural environments; (b) activity operating at multiple scales, for instance, from neural to behavioral to organizational to societal; or (c) activity situated and adapted to bodily, spatial, or other environmental contexts. The University of California at Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.


Research approaches may be empirical, theoretical, or computational, and research programs spanning multiple methods and disciplines will be particularly well-suited to CHASE. Competitive applicants will have an excellent track record of external funding, substantial leadership experience, and clear interest in pioneering research on human-environment systems, broadly construed.

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