College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Assistant Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences - Departm

Assistant Professor

Faculty Position in Brain and Cognitive Science

Department of Psychology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Psychology invites applications and nominations for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Brain and Cognitive Science at the rank of assistant professor. We seek brain or cognitive scientists with experience using computational approaches (broadly defined). Special consideration will be given to applicants with research interests in language/psycholinguistics and/or developmental science. Additional experience working with human brain data would be considered a strength. The successful candidate will show potential to publish in the top disciplinary journals and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching. Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession.

PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Linguistics, or a related field required. The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2018; the starting salary is competitive. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Lecturer. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor.

To apply, create your candidate profile through and upload your application materials: letter of application, CV, a representative publication, statement of teaching and research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. The online application will require the contact information or Interfolio ID for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically by the Department within 1-2 business days after submission of the application. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.

To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by October 7, 2017; letters of reference must be received no later than October 14, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made before October 7, 2017. For further information regarding application procedures or to submit nominations, you may contact Jane Jukes at

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College Name or Administrative Unit: Liberal Arts and Sciences
Category: Faculty and Other Academic
Title: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Assistant Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences - Department of Psychology (F1700090)
Open Date: 08/28/2017
Close Date: 10/07/2017
Organization Name: Psychology