[CogSci] Assistant Professor Position in Computational Cognitive Science @ Purdue

Arielle Borovsky aborovsky at purdue.edu
Tue Aug 24 13:37:36 PDT 2021

Dear TT job seekers,

Join us at Purdue!  Details below:

*Department of Psychological Sciences *

*Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in *
*Computational Cognitive Science*
*Date Available: August 2022*

*Principal Duties:* Purdue University’s Department of Psychological
Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor
position in Computational Cognitive Science to begin in the Fall of 2022.
The applicant is expected to contribute to the mathematical and
computational psychology graduate program by developing a
nationally-recognized research program and to teach undergraduate- and
graduate-level courses. You can learn more about the department at our
website: https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/psy/.

*Qualifications: *The candidate must have a Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive
science, or a related discipline by the position start date, a strong
publication record, and a research program with a high likelihood of
obtaining external funding. We seek candidates who create and use
state-of-the-art computational cognitive science models to study complex
cognitive processes broadly defined. Examples of potential areas of
expertise include (but are not limited to): human reasoning, problem
solving, concept learning, and creativity.

*The College and University:* The Department of Psychological Sciences is
the largest Department in the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) (
http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/), which is the second largest college at Purdue.
The Psychological Sciences faculty have strong connections with the Life
Science MRI Facility and with several university-wide initiatives,
including the Center for Research on Brain, Behavior, and
NeuroRehabilitation (CEREBBRAL), the Purdue Autism Research Center (PARC),
the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN), the Center on
Aging and the Life Course (CALC), and the Purdue Integrative Data Science
Initiative. The successful candidate will also have substantial
opportunities to collaborate with faculty within the Department, the
College of HHS, and with STEM disciplines across campus, such as Mechanical
Engineering, Computer Science, the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare
Engineering, the Serious Gaming Center, and the Connected and Autonomous
Vehicle hub in Discovery Park.

Established in 1869, Purdue is Indiana’s land-grant university, a
comprehensive educational and research institution and member of the
American Association of Universities. The West Lafayette campus, located
one hour north of Indianapolis and two hours south of downtown Chicago, has
ten academic colleges with an enrollment of 44,500 students from over 133
countries. The diverse greater Lafayette/West Lafayette community (
http://www.homeofpurdue.com) has a population of approximately 200,000 and
a low cost of living.

*Application Procedure:* Applications must include (1) cover letter of
interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) three peer-reviewed articles, (4) a
research statement, (5) a teaching statement, and (6) a diversity, equity,
and inclusion statement (see below). Interested candidates should apply via

In addition, (7) arrange to have three letters of recommendation emailed to
comp-cog-search at purdue.edu.

Purdue University’s Department of Psychological Sciences is committed to
advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery,
instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of
these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating
their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future
goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Application review will begin *October 1st, 2021* and continue until the
position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this
position. Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Sébastien
Hélie, Chair of the Search Committee (shelie at purdue.edu).

*Equal Opportunity:* Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All
individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities,
and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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