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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OPEN POSITION

DEPARTMENT OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE AT UCSD

The Department of Cognitive Science http://www.cogsci.ucsd.edu 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 position in computational
cognitive science.

The department has a preference for a junior researcher to be appointed at
the assistant professor level. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of
appointment that will begin July 1, 2013. Areas of particular interest
include: big data, machine learning, brain-computer interaction, but other
specializations will be considered. An interdisciplinary perspective and
experience with multiple methodologies is highly valued. Strong teaching and
research skills in advanced computational methods are required. The
preferred candidate will have experience or a willingness to participate in
teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and
diverse scholarly environment.

The department is truly interdisciplinary, with a faculty whose interests
span anthropology, computer science, design, human development, linguistics,
neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology. UCSD Department of Cognitive
Science was the first of its kind, and is part of an exceptional scientific
community with close ties to California Institute of Telecommunications and
Information Technology (Calit2), UCSD Supercomputer Center, the Institute
for Neural Computation, and the NSF Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center.

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

Review of applications will commence on 11/1/2012 and continue until the
position is filled. Application will be accepted electronically at
https://apol-recruit.ucsd.ed/apply Candidate should submit the following: a
vita; research statement; reprints of up to four representative publications; a short cover
letter describing background and interests and at least three references
(name, title, address and email). Applicants are also asked to contribute a
separate statement in which they describe their past or potential experience
in activities that promote diversity. For further information about
contribution to diversity statement, see
http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp

UCSD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong
institutional commitment to excellence and diversity and to addressing dual
career issues via the Partner Opportunities Program
http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/ UCSD has many family-friendly
policies http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/advance-train/family/