Sep 18, 2023

Assistant Professor (Cognitive Science) - Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences

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  • Stony Brook, NY, USA
Full time Cognitive

Job Description

Assistant Professor (Cognitive Science) - Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences


Location: Stony Brook, NY, United States


Open Date:

Sep 12, 2023



Oct 25, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time




The Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of cognitive science. This appointment will focus on “Quantifying and Predicting Patterns in Human Behavior through Advanced Quantitative Methods”. We are seeking candidates using advanced quantitative methods to predict human behavior. Such methods may include but are not limited to: artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks, dynamical systems, and comparably rigorous approaches. We are particularly interested in a scholar whose work lends itself to novel collaborative initiatives within the Cognitive Science area, across other areas within the department (clinical, integrative neuroscience, social & health), and/or across other departments/schools (e.g., computer science, neurobiology & behavior, psychiatry, linguistics). Preference will be given to applicants who have a record of strong quantitative research, and evidence of or potential for funding. The applicant will be able to teach and mentor cognitive science students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Psychology Department at Stony Brook University encompasses doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Integrative Neuroscience, and Social and Health Psychology. Available resources relevant to the position include the Stony Brook University Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS), the Institute for AI-Driven Discovery and Innovation, and the Institute for Engineering-Driven Medicine.




Required Qualifications

A PhD degree in Psychology or closely related fields.


Preferred Qualifications

A record of publication(s) relevant to the application and development of quantitative methods to the study of human behavior.


Evidence of funding or potential for funding.


Teaching experience (such as TAship, lecturer, adjunct) at the undergraduate level, preferably related to neuroscience.


Application Instructions


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Applicants must include a cover letter (1-page limit), CV, statements of research (past, current, and future directions) and teaching interests (your experience, future teaching interests, teaching and mentorship style) (1,000 words each), diversity statement (past, current, and future plans to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion [DEI]) (500 words), representative publications (limit 3), and 3 letters of recommendation.


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We strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


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Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information,veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.


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