Assistant Professor - Human Cognitive Science at University of California Berkeley

Posted September 30, 2020

Assistant Professor - Human Cognitive Science

The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks to fill a tenure-track, assistant professor position in the area of human cognitive science, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021.

Research interests may include but are not limited to memory, learning, reasoning, problem solving, perception, social cognition, decision-making, language, music, and individual differences in cognition, including dysfunction. Strong preference will be given to applicants who work on computational models of cognitive mechanisms using advanced statistical analyses of behavioral or physiological data. The department is particularly interested in research programs that make bridges to other areas within the Psychology Department as well as to other disciplines within cognitive science.

Prospective applicants should note that diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values within the Department of Psychology and across UC Berkeley. Our excellence can be fully realized only via faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values.

Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent international degree, or enrolled in Ph.D. or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications: Completion of the Ph.D. or equivalent international degree by the application date.

To apply, please go to the following link:

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including instances when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to letter submission.

Applications must be received by November 16, 2020.

Please direct questions to mailto:[email protected], placing “Human Cognition” in the subject line.

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