[visionlist] Tenure-track Position in Cognitive Science

Brett R. Fajen fajenb at rpi.edu
Fri Oct 14 17:55:26 GMT 2005

Tenure-track Position in Cognitive Science 

The Cognitive Science Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute invites
applications for an anticipated tenure-track position at the rank of
Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2006 or possibly (for the right
candidate) Spring 2007.  We are seeking candidates who combine
computational, mathematical, and/or logic-based modeling informed by
experimental research in the areas of perception and action (e.g., motor
control, vision, attention), interactive behavior (e.g., integrated models
of cognitive systems), or high-level cognition (e.g., skill acquisition,
decision making, reasoning). The candidate's interest can be in basic and/or
applied theory-based research. Interests in areas such as robotics or
high-level computational neuroscience will be considered a strength.
However, all disciplines within cognitive science are potential sources of
candidates. All candidates are expected to have a strong potential for
external funding.

The Cognitive Science Department at Rensselaer is among the world's newest
dedicated cognitive science departments, specializing in computational
cognitive modeling, perception/action, learning and reasoning (human and
machine), and cognitive engineering.  The department's primary mission is to
carry out seminal basic research and to develop engineering applications
within cognitive science. This effort requires the continued growth of its
new, research-oriented doctoral program in cognitive science.  Department
faculty have excellent ties with faculty in Computer Science, Engineering,
and Decision Sciences. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to
apply. Send curriculum vitae, reprints and preprints of publications, a
1-to-2 page statement of research, a 1-page statement of teaching interests,
and three letters of reference to: Search Committee, c/o Heather Hewitt,
Cognitive Science Department, Carnegie Building, Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute,110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180. (Direct queries via email to Prof.
Wayne D. Gray, grayw at rpi.edu, Chair of the Search Committee.) Applications
will be reviewed beginning December 1st and continuing until the position is

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