The Institute of Cognitive Science at the University Colorado Boulder is seeking to hire a tenure-track professor at the Assistant level or a tenured professor at the Associate level. Institute research is focused in three strategic areas:

  • Learning and Education: theories, communities, and technologies;
  • Language Processing: computational and technological advances;
  • Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience: memory, executive function, language, affective, decision, social processes, brain-computer interaction.

We are looking for candidates with a strong research track record in one or more of these areas, whose work demonstrates both computational sophistication and a commitment to interdisciplinary research.

Applicants should have expertise in computational methods for the analysis and characterization of complex data sets in cognitive science, such as machine learning or network analysis (e.g., network topology, social networks, graph theory, brain or interpersonal dynamics). Cognitive scientists are at the forefront of exploiting the internet and massive data repositories (e.g., language corpora, neuroimaging collections, educational data logs) to advance understanding of learning and cognition. These data and methods for analyzing it are changing paradigms in the allied fields of cognitive science. 
Applicants should demonstrate a strong capacity for, and a commitment to, interdisciplinary research and education. The Institute integrates faculty and researchers from seven departments – Computer Science, Education, Integrative Physiology, Linguistics, Philosophy; Psychology & Neuroscience; and Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences – and offers a Joint PhD in Cognitive Science and an affiliated field. Ideal candidates can collaborate with faculty across these departments and teach courses in cognitive science and an allied field(s). This vanguard characteristic should be evident in the applicant’s publication history.”

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a field related to Cognitive Science. For full consideration, applications should be completed by December 1,2014but will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Applications should include a current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research philosophy, publications demonstrating the characteristics described above, and a cover letter specifically addressing the applicant’s match to the criteria described above. Applications are not considered complete until all letters of recommendation have been received.

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at

The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.

For questions please contact:

Donna Caccamise, Search Committee Chair