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Assistant Professor in Language and Cognition
University of California San Diego

Date Posted Jan. 12, 2022
Title Assistant Professor in Language and Cognition
University University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA, United States
Department Cognitive Science
Application Deadline 06/30/2022
Position Start Date July 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Linguistics
    Humanities - General

Assistant Professor in Language and Cognition

University of California San Diego

Application Window
Open date: December 16th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Jan 17, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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
We invite applications for an Assistant Professor position in the Cognitive Science Department (

We are looking for candidates who specialize in language and cognition and have made original research contributions in their area. We are especially interested in scientists who have an inter/cross-disciplinary perspective and apply integrative approaches to understand language and cognition at various levels (theoretical, experimental, computational). The successful candidate will be expected to lead an independent research program and supervise trainees in cognitive science at all levels, including undergraduate and graduate students.

The Department of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego boasts a broadly interdisciplinary faculty that has experienced substantial, rapid growth in recent years. The department places a strong emphasis on teaching and undergraduate education.

Cognitive Science faculty have research interests in a diverse set of phenomena, including affect, cognitive development, creativity, decision making, individual differences, executive function, gesture, language, learning and memory, math, music perception, vision, reasoning, and social interaction. We often combine multiple methodological and theoretical approaches, including behavioral neuroscience, comparative cognition, computational epigenomics, computational neuroscience, control theory, data science, electrophysiology, experimental psychology, eye tracking, field work, genomics, image processing, linguistic methodologies, machine learning, neuroimaging, and psychophysics.

Appointments will begin July 1, 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in their area of expertise.
Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

Cover Letter - Describing background and interests.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Research
Statement of Teaching - Describes experience teaching and/or mentoring at the university level and includes a list of courses the candidate is qualified to teach or has taught.
Publications - Include up to 4 representative publications/scholarly articles.
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
Other Creative Work - Provide videos, demos or press coverage of other creative work (optional).

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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The University of California, San Diego 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, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination 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. 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. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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