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Assistant Professors
Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research
 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA
 
 
The Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences (BCS) (http://bcs.mit.edu) and The McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT (http://mcgovern.mit.edu) are looking to hire up to three tenure-track faculty at the assistant professor level who will work in one or more of the following four areas: i) Neuroscience in nonhuman animals, especially if the candidate’s work bridges levels using a variety of tools and/or has relevance for understanding the neural basis of brain disorders. ii) Computational approaches to intelligence, cognition or neuroscience; an experimental component to the candidate’s research would be viewed as a positive but is not necessary. An affiliation with Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), or other allied departments is possible. iii) Human cognitive neuroscience, including MRI, MEG, and neurophysiological approaches. iv) Human cognition using behavioral methods, especially in the areas of language and/or cognitive development.

Successful applicants are expected to develop and lead independent, internationally competitive research programs and to share in our commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education by teaching courses and mentoring graduate and undergraduate research. PhD must be completed by start day of employment and some postdoctoral training is preferred.

Please submit application materials – cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching interests and representative reprints – online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3081. Please state research area in cover letter. To help direct the application, applicants should indicate which of the four areas listed above is their main research area by answering the mandatory questions included in the application. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted online. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013.

MIT is an affirmative action employer, and we encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

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Ad has been online since September 12, 2013
 
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