University of Colorado Boulder — Sr. Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Cognitive Neuroscience

The Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) and the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder invite applications for a senior tenure-track faculty position in Cognitive Neuroscience. The position is at the advanced Assistant Professor, Associate or Full Professor level and will be a joint appointment within the Institute and the Department. The candidate will have an outstanding track record of research in cognitive neuroscience using MR neuroimaging methods, as evidenced by a notable publication history and a strong record of funding relative to their current academic rank. The ideal candidate will also utilize computational methods in their research and/or link their work to the neural/biological systems that support the mental processes being investigated. Examples of appropriate MR methods include spectroscopy, structural, and functional imaging (including resting-state and task-based investigations). Examples of appropriate computational methods include machine learning and network science.

The University of Colorado is home to world class researchers and facilities in Cognitive Neuroscience, with strengths in executive function, learning, memory, language, and social cognition. The Department of Psychology & Neuroscience includes programs in Behavioral Neuroscience; Behavioral, Psychiatric and Statistical Genetics, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Social Psychology. ICS spans and connects researchers from nine departments – Psychology & Neuroscience; Computer Science; Education; Information Science; Integrative Physiology; Linguistics; Philosophy; Architecture and Planning; and Speech, Language and Hearing – and offers 2 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs as well as certificate programs in Cognitive Science and Human Language Technology.

ICS hosts the Intermountain Neuroimaging Consortium, the university's neuroimaging center. It consists of a Siemens Prisma scanner with multi-band capability, special shielding for high-quality data acquisition, dedicated operations and technical staff, and a myriad of interface devices for providing stimuli and recording responses. Importantly, it also maintains a high-performance computational cluster as well as a data archiving facility to support data collection, storage and analysis, all of which are supported by data scientists.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, or a related field. Candidates will be established independent investigators with at least 3 years experience in a tenure-track position if not more. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 1st, 2021, but will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include a current vita, the names and contact information of at least three references, a research statement describing current activities and future plans, up to 5 publications demonstrating the characteristics described above, a statement of teaching philosophy, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement and a cover letter specifically addressing the applicant's match to the criteria described above.

For questions or inquiries, please contact the search chair, Prof. Marie Banich, at To apply go to: