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Open rank faculty position, Computational Modeling of Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience

Position overview

Position titles:
Salary range: Commiserate with experience
Anticipated start: July 1, 2023

Application Window

Open date: October 11, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for an open-rank faculty position in the area of Computational Modeling of Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience beginning July 1, 2023. We seek applicants whose research uses cutting-edge computational approaches to understand cognition and its neural substrates in humans.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose research includes computational methodologies (e.g., computational MRI, computational psychiatry, Bayesian or machine learning approaches) and/or makes connections between human and animal models of cognition. We are further interested in candidates whose research addresses individual differences and human diversity and makes connections with the Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental, and/or Social and Personality areas of the Department. Specific research topics can address any area of cognitive psychology that will add to or complement our existing research specializations in perception, action, learning and memory, language processing, and experience-driven change. Applicants should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and interest in teaching courses related to computational and quantitative methods, cognition, and cognitive neuroscience is desirable.

A Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. Relevant postdoctoral experience and significant publications are expected for senior candidates. Salary level will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Junior (Assistant Professor) Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, reprints and preprints, a statement of contributions to diversity, and 3-5 letters of recommendation.

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up (http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System).

Senior(Associate and Full Professor) Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, reprints and preprints, and a statement of contributions to diversity. Names and contact information for 3-5 professional references. References will be contacted when an applicant has moved to the finalist stage.

Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who apply by this date will be given full consideration.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The UCR Department of Psychology is committed to addressing systemic and institutional barriers faced by underrepresented scholars and researchers. We strongly encourage scholars who represent and/or research ethnic and racial communities that remain severely underrepresented in psychological science (e.g., Black/African/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders) to apply.

The campus is surrounded by mountain ranges and is only an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, and hiking in mountain and desert environments. It boasts a fully-accredited child care facility and maintains a commitment to “family friendly” policies and programs.

For more information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Weiwei Zhang, Department of Psychology, at weiwei.zhang@ucr.edu.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related discipline is required at time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

We seek applicants whose research uses cutting-edge computational approaches to understand cognition and its neural substrates in humans. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research includes computational methodologies (e.g., computational MRI, computational psychiatry, Bayesian or machine learning approaches) and/or makes connections between human and animal models of cognition. We are further interested in candidates whose research addresses individual differences and human diversity and makes connections with the Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental, and/or Social and Personality areas of the Department. Specific research topics can address any area of cognitive psychology that will add to or complement our existing research specializations in perception, action, learning and memory, language processing, and experience-driven change. .Applicants should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and interest in teaching courses related to computational and quantitative methods, cognition, and cognitive neuroscience is desirable. Relevant postdoctoral experience and significant publications are expected for senior applicants.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Application Requirements by Level

Assistant Professor

Position title: Assistant Professor

Junior (Assistant Professor) Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, reprints and preprints, a statement of contributions to diversity, and 3-5 letters of recommendation.

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research Goals and Accomplishments

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Evidence of Teaching Excellence - teaching evaluations, innovative instructional materials developed by the candidate, or other such documents

  • Optional additional Evidence of Teaching Excellence - teaching evaluations, innovative instructional materials developed by the candidate, or other such documents
    (Optional)

  • Reprint or Preprint - Pedagogical focus if available

  • Optional additional Reprint or Preprint - Pedagogical focus if available
    (Optional)

  • Optional additional Reprint or Preprint (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Applicants will be asked to name references, and the applicant must request letters to complete their application

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01646

Associate Professor

Position title: Associate Professor

Senior(Associate and Full Professor) Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, reprints and preprints, and a statement of contributions to diversity. Names and contact information for 3-5 professional references. References will be contacted when an applicant has moved to the finalist stage.

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research Goals and Accomplishments

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Evidence of Teaching Excellence - teaching evaluations, innovative instructional materials developed by the candidate, or other such documents

  • Optional additional Evidence of Teaching Excellence - teaching evaluations, innovative instructional materials developed by the candidate, or other such documents
    (Optional)

  • Reprint or Preprint - Pedagogical focus if available

  • Optional additional Reprint or Preprint - Pedagogical focus if available
    (Optional)

  • Optional additional Reprint or Preprint (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Names and contact information for 3-5 professional references. References will be contacted when an applicant has moved to the finalist stage.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01646

Full Professor

Position title: Professor

Senior(Associate and Full Professor) Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, reprints and preprints, and a statement of contributions to diversity. Names and contact information for 3-5 professional references. References will be contacted when an applicant has moved to the finalist stage.

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research Goals and Accomplishments

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Evidence of Teaching Excellence - teaching evaluations, innovative instructional materials developed by the candidate, or other such documents

  • Optional additional Evidence of Teaching Excellence - teaching evaluations, innovative instructional materials developed by the candidate, or other such documents
    (Optional)

  • Reprint or Preprint - Pedagogical focus if available

  • Optional additional Reprint or Preprint - Pedagogical focus if available
    (Optional)

  • Optional additional Reprint or Preprint (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Names and contact information for 3-5 professional references. References will be contacted when an applicant has moved to the finalist stage.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01646

Help contact: jmelash@ucr.edu

Campus Information

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19). All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, CA