Symbolic Systems Program, Stanford University

The Symbolic Systems Program (SSP) at Stanford University focuses on computers and minds: artificial and natural systems that use symbols to communicate, and to represent information. SSP brings together students and faculty interested in different aspects of the human-computer relationship, including...

  • cognitive science: studying human intelligence, natural languages, and the brain as computational processes;
  • artificial intelligence: endowing computers with human-like behavior and understanding; and
  • human-computer interaction: designing computer software and interfaces that work well with human users.

Symbolic Systems' affiliated faculty come from several departments at Stanford, including Computer Science, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, Communication, Statistics, and Education. Our students are exposed to the tools of these disciplines -- formal methods, philosophical analysis, computer programming, and empirical research -- with the aim of being able to apply the appropriate tool(s) to a chosen area of specialization.

Mar 02, 2023  
The Symbolic Systems Program at Stanford seeks to hire a lecturer for a three-year, renewable term. Symbolic Systems is a unique, interdisciplinary program focused on the intersection of minds and machines. We offer a rigorous BS program with concentrations in artificial intelligence, cognitive science, natural language processing, neuroscience, human-computer interaction, and other areas as well as a small research-focused MS degree. Application at: A successful hire will be expected to (1) teach undergraduate level courses for Symbolic Systems, (2) perform other SYMSYS-related duties, and (3) contribute to Stanford's COLLEGE program. Stanford has been involved in a major remaking of introductory general education and the COLLEGE program is a new first-year requirement. You can read about its offerings here: . Stanford is on the quarter system (three academic quarters of 10...
Symbolic Systems Program, Stanford University Stanford, CA, USA Full time