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Assistant Professor in Animal or Human Cognition
Jobs & Postdocs
Posted Sep 13
The University of Rochester’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences seeks to hire an outstanding early-career candidate in the area of Animal or Human Cognition. Appointment will be at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. We particularly welcome applications from candidates researching cognition through non-invasive behavioral, computational or neuroimaging methods. Animal researchers may be either field or laboratory based. Areas of study may center on any aspect of cognition, with an emphasis on higher-level cognitive processes such as decision-making, learning and memory, concepts, communication and language, reasoning, metacognition, and collective cognition. Successful candidates will develop a research program that establishes novel collaborations within the department and across the university, and will also be part of a university–wide community engaged in graduate and undergraduate education.
The University of Rochester is a distinguished research university, and the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences is a dynamic department with interests in the study of perception, motor control, learning, cognition, language, and development through combined neurobiological, computational, and behavioral research ( It offers outstanding opportunities for developing a research program, highly ranked doctoral programs, a vibrant undergraduate major, and a collaborative environment. There is excellent collaboration among faculty across areas, and close ties to other groups in the University, particularly the Center for Visual Science, Neuroscience, Psychology, Education, Psychiatry, the Center for Language Sciences, Computer Science, Data Science, the Eastman School of Music, and Biology. The city of Rochester, NY is a diverse, energetic, and family-friendly community located on Lake Ontario adjacent to the Finger Lakes region with a metropolitan population of 1+ million. Rochester also boasts a thriving arts and music culture, substantial employment opportunities in various sectors, affordable housing, a rich history of social justice, and easy access to urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods.
Candidates should hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in cognitive science, comparative cognition, psychology, neuroscience, or another relevant domain, and should have considerable research experience. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, a statement of commitment to advancing equity and fostering an inclusive and diverse community, including past work and future goals, and contact information of three referees via the following website: Questions concerning this position can be addressed to Prof. Dora Biro ([email protected]), chair of the search committee, or Prof, Duje Tadin ([email protected]), chair of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education. 
Salary: $105,000 – $110,000 (9 month salary)
The referenced pay range represents the full base range of pay for this job. Individual salaries will be determined within the job’s salary range and established based on market data, experience and expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.
EOE / Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled