Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, or Computat
Yale University Wu Tsai Institute
Location: New Haven, Connecticut
Type: Full Time
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
The Wu Tsai Institute (WTI) at Yale University seeks outstanding computational candidates for multiple endowed faculty positions, at any rank. We encourage researchers with a background in applied math, computer science, data science, engineering, or related fields to apply if they have research experience or interests at the interface of neuroscience and computational modeling, in particular AI and machine learning. This confluence is on the critical path for WTI to advance our understanding of the mind and brain. We are building a vibrant community where theorists and experimentalists work closely together, exploring new mathematical, computational, and biological frameworks to unlock the secrets of cognition. We are committed to enabling deeply interdisciplinary and collaborative research through innovative facilities and programs, evolving beyond the traditional academic model of single-lab science. Successful candidates will receive a tenure-track or tenured appointment in one or more departments in the Yale Faculty of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Science, and/or School of Medicine.
For more information and to apply, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/110223. The deadline for candidates in computational science or related disciplines is December 15, 2022. Please circulate this information to anybody who might be interested.
Qualifications & Disciplines
Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent) at the time of hire.
WTI seeks outstanding applicants who will advance our mission of understanding cognition across scales, species, and methods from a broad range of disciplines. The application deadline depends upon your field:
Please apply by October 15, 2022, if you have the following backgrounds/interests:
Applicants must submit the following materials for full consideration at apply.interfolio.com/110223.
Application Form – Indicate your desired level of appointment (Assistant, Associate, Professor) and broad area(s) of research.
Research Contributions – Describe your most significant scientific discoveries and accomplishments to date. (2 pages max)
Research Plans – Describe the focus and goals of your future research program in a supportive environment like WTI; address how this vision aligns with the mission of WTI to understand cognition. (2 pages max)
Mentoring and Teaching – Describe your philosophy, experience, and plans for mentoring and teaching students. (1 page max)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Describe your understanding of the challenges facing underrepresented groups in science, as well as your experience, commitment, and ideas for addressing these inequities. (1 page max)
Curriculum Vitae – Include your most recent CV with links to publications (or website)
Letters of Recommendation – If applying for an untenured position, proceed with requesting your letters of recommendations via the requirement (does not apply for tenured positions).
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.
WTI was founded in 2021 by a historic gift from Joe Tsai and Clara Wu Tsai with the mission to understand human cognition and explore human potential by sparking interdisciplinary inquiry. WTI is built on three organizational pillars that coordinate research activities: Centers for Neurocomputation and Machine Intelligence, Neurodevelopment and Plasticity, and Neurocognition and Behavior. WTI drives interdisciplinary inquiry through fellowships for co-mentored postdocs, grad students, and undergrads; shared facilities and services with cutting-edge technologies, including new high-performance computing clusters; collaborative grants to nucleate transformative ideas and events; and a new home at 100 College Street in New Haven, opening Summer 2023. WTI is creating an inclusive culture that confronts inequity and celebrates diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives.