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Assistant Professor - Cognitive Sciences

Recruitment Period

Open August 29th, 2019 through Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
If you apply to this recruitment by December 1st, 2019, you will have until December 6th, 2019 to complete your application.


The Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) position with an expected start date of July 1, 2020.

We are seeking scientists who study learning, memory, decision making, and related topics with behavioral, developmental, computational, artificial intelligence, or neuroimaging methods. Of particular interest are cognitive scientists who combine an empirical research program with innovative quantitative analysis or computational modeling. The successful candidate will interact with a dynamic and growing community in cognitive, computational, and neural sciences within the department ( and the broader campus.

Interested candidates can find specific application requirements and the online application at: To ensure full consideration, applications must be completed by December 1, 2019.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI understands the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education. As a Minority Serving Institution, UCI seeks future faculty who will contribute to our enduring commitment to inclusive excellence and serve as role models.

Job location

Irvine, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research - Describe your research interests, the type of data used, and the quantitative analyses or computational models developed.

  • Statement of Teaching - Specify prior courses taught (if any) and your teaching philosophy/outlook. See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Publication #1 - Provide Three (3) Recent or Relevant Publications/Papers

  • Publication #2 - Provide Three (3) Recent or Relevant Publications/Papers

  • Publication #3 - Provide Three (3) Recent or Relevant Publications/Papers

  • Teaching Evaluations - A sampling of individual teaching evaluations, if available.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required