Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Assistant Professor of Cognitive Psychology

Posted: 8/1/2017 (Employment)

The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Cognitive Psychology, with a focus on high-level perception. We are seeking a scholar whose research investigates perceptual processes that are downstream from the early stages of sensory input. Topics might include perception of scenes; person perception (e.g., face recognition, body movement perception, emotion perception); cross-modal interactions (e.g., auditory-visual, visual-haptic, synesthesia); or the integration of perception with other cognitive processes (e.g., perception-attention, perception-action, memory, embodied cognition). We seek a colleague who will complement our existing strengths in memory, language, perception, and human-computer interaction using behavioral, computational, technological and or psychophysiological methods.

Applicants should be actively engaged in research with promise of continued research productivity. In addition, they should be capable of teaching graduate and undergraduate courses (including classroom) and contribute significantly to the mentoring of graduate students. An ability to teach statistics and or neuroscience at the undergraduate and or graduate level is desired, but not necessary. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include (a) a letter of application briefly summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position, (b) a research statement describing your program of research, (c) a teaching statement describing your teaching experience and teaching interests, (d) a curriculum vitae, (e) two to five most significant reprints or preprints, and (f) least three confidential letters of recommendation.* (g) a statement addressing their past and or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00465. Refer to Position #JPF00465-18 in all correspondence.

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Deadline: 10/16/2017

Location: UC Santa Cruz