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Assistant Professor- Computation/Open area, Department of Psychology

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 15th, 2017
Last review date: November 20th, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: February 26th, 2018
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.


Assistant Professor, Computation/Open Area, Department of Psychology

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

COMPUTATION/OPEN AREA SEARCH, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO. The Psychology Department ( within the Division of Social Sciences at UC, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body. The Department invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position from candidates who take a computational approach to study any of the areas represented in the department (Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, and Social Psychology). Candidates must have a Ph.D. and have a record of publishable research demonstrating a computational approach to understanding behavior or links between the brain and behavior. Candidates with a track record of interdisciplinary and collaborative work and excellence in teaching will be given preference. We are especially interested in candidates who can demonstrably contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equity within an academic setting.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply:
Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, up to 4 selected reprints, names of 3 to 5 referees, and a personal statement that summarizes their past or potential contributions to diversity (see for further information)
Please apply electronically via UCSD's AP On-Line RECRUIT at Assistant Professor (JPF01542) – Computation/Open Area, Department of Psychology.

UCSD is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (

Job location

San Diego, CA




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