[visionlist] Two tenure-track positions at University of Delaware

Timothy Vickery tim.vickery at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 17:04:45 -04 2022

Dear colleagues,

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (
https://www.psych.udel.edu) in the College of Arts and Sciences at the
University of Delaware invites applications for
two tenure track Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences
positions, to begin September 1, 2023. For one position, we seek a scholar
with expertise in any
specialization of Cognitive Psychology and/or Cognitive Neuroscience. For
the second position, we seek a scholar with expertise in computational
modeling of cognition and/or
computational cognitive neuroscience. Topical areas of specialization
within the broad domain of cognition are otherwise open, and we welcome
applications from candidates
who combine computational approaches with other empirical methodologies
(behavioral experiments, psychophysics, neuroimaging, etc.). We especially
welcome applicants
who conduct research with strong interdisciplinary connections and who can
contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching, advising, and mentoring
that support equity
and inclusion.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a scholar to join and strengthen a
thriving, growing community of cognition and neuroscience researchers
within the Department of
Psychological and Brain Sciences and its research and teaching missions.
The Cognitive Area has faculty focusing on spatial representations, vision
science and visual
cognition, the auditory system, body representations, memory, attention,
cognitive control and decision-making. They employ multiple methodologies
neuroimaging at our MRI center, EEG, brain stimulation (TMS),
computational modeling, and studies of brain-damaged individuals. Other
faculty in Social, Behavioral
Neuroscience, and Clinical areas in the Department study closely linked
topics such as social cognition, social neuroscience, memory and learning
in animal models, and
psychological disorders linked to cognition. A strong and growing
interdepartmental network of cognitive scientists and neuroscientists is
also represented in the
Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, as well as in departments
in the University of Delaware’s Colleges of Health Sciences and
Engineering. A new
Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Graduate Program provides opportunities to
train interdisciplinary scholars and build connections with researchers
across departments
and colleges. Candidates with strong cross-area and interdisciplinary
interests are especially encouraged to apply.

An innovative leader in research and teaching, the University of Delaware
combines a rich historic legacy with a commitment to education and the
latest in advanced technology.
Enhanced by state-of-the-art facilities, research is conducted across all
seven colleges and numerous interdisciplinary institutes and centers.
Relevant staffed facilities on
campus include the new 11,600 square foot Center for Biomedical and Brain
Imaging (CBBI, http://cbbi.udel.edu) housing a 3T Siemens Magnetom Prisma
for humans and a
9.4T/20cm Bruker MRI for small animals, an animal housing and research
facility attached to the CBBI, a 103,000 square foot Health Sciences
Complex, a 194,000
square foot Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory, and the
Delaware Technology Park, where entrepreneurial and academic research labs
are co-located.
The Early Learning Center at UD is a daycare and preschool that supports
the academic and research programs of the University as a site for student
observation and
practicum as well as faculty and graduate student research. The
NIH-supported Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research in collaboration
with Delaware State
University, and the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA), a partnership
among the University of Delaware, Christiana Care Health System,
Nemours/Alfred I. du Pont
Hospital for Children, and Thomas Jefferson University, provide
infrastructure and opportunity for innovative basic, clinical and
translational collaborations.
The University of Delaware is located in Newark, Delaware, a charming
college town with a busy main street near Wilmington, DE. Newark is only a
short drive or train
commute from Philadelphia, PA. UD is also within driving distance of New
York City, Baltimore, Washington DC, the Poconos and some of the finest
beaches in the country,
making it an ideal location for day or weekend trips.

exceptional candidates in cognitive psychology or cognitive neuroscience,
one specifically with
computational expertise and the other employing any methodological
approach. Both candidates should have expertise in one or more topics in
cognition. The successful
candidate will have a strong history of research and publication of
scholarly work and be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate
students. Applicants for this position
must have earned a Ph.D. Applicants who are ABD will be considered but must
have a granted Ph.D. upon arrival. Responsibilities will include research,
teaching and
mentorship, and service to the department.

Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware (
https://www.psych.udel.edu/) is within
the College Arts and Sciences. The department is home to roughly 1200
undergraduate majors and 400 minors and offers degrees in both Psychology
and Neuroscience. The
department is organized around four concentrations of research and graduate
training that is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary. Our graduate
students and full-time
faculty conduct basic and applied research in behavioral neuroscience,
clinical science, cognitive psychology and social psychology. We promote
the principles of equity and
inclusion within our department and beyond through recruitment and
retention, graduate training, clinical work, research, service and
teaching, as well as through open and
productive dialogue.

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers
exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction,
research and public
engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs
and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students
and over 1,000
graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student
through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members
emphasize the enduring
value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to
excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual
expression. The College has
departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences,
and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and
staff encourage and support
innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local,
national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With
annual research
expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College
currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant
funding from the NIH and NSF.

The University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) is one of the nation’s oldest
institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The
university recognizes and
values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the
experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission.  We are
committed to attracting and
retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we
strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented
groups. UD provides
equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment
without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender,
age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status,
sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

* TO APPLY: *Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022 and will
continue until the position is filled. Applicants should upload a letter of
application, curriculum vitae, a
research statement, a teaching statement, three representative
publications, and contact information for three references at
http://www.udel.edu/careers [direct link to application portal:
Please indicate in the cover letter if you believe that you are qualified
to be considered for the computationally oriented position (note that this
will not exclude you from consideration for the other position). Inquiries,
but not application materials, should be emailed to co-Chairs Jared Medina (
jmedina at udel.edu) and/or Tim Vickery (tvickery at udel.edu).

*SALARY AND BENEFITS: *Compensation packages are highly competitive
and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits
package is one of
the best in the nation.

*EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: * The University of Delaware is an
Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of
groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at
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