Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, McGovern Institute for Brain Research and Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Position ID:MIT-BCS-AP [#11534]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Cognitive Science
Neuroscience / all
Computational Neurosciences
Appl Deadline:2018/10/31 (posted 2018/07/31)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences (BCS) (, in collaboration with The McGovern Institute for Brain Research (MIBR) and the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory (PILM) at MIT are looking to hire multiple tenure-track faculty at the assistant professor level or higher. Affiliations with The Broad Institute may be possible. We are most excited about candidates who work in one or more of the following two areas:

i. Computational approaches to neuroscience and cognition. Possible areas of focus include but are not limited to: computational modeling of neural circuits, of neural population representations and transformations; and/or of human cognitive processes. Candidates that aim to build bridges across different empirical levels of analysis are especially attractive. Affiliations with Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), The MIT Quest for Intelligence or other allied units are possible.

ii. Neuroscience in either humans or other animal models, especially if the candidate's work (1) bridges levels using a variety of tools and/or has relevance for understanding the neural basis of brain disorders or (2) studies function or plasticity of neuronal circuits at the cellular, circuit, and/or systems levels using a multi-faceted approach combining different methodologies and levels of analysis. Candidates with an interest in the study of mechanisms underlying high-level cognitive function, aging, or disease are particularly encouraged to apply.

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 students. PhD must be completed by the 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 To help direct the application, applicants should indicate which of the areas listed above is their main research area by selecting from the drop-down list included in the application. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted online. All application materials are due by midnight (EST) on October 31, 2018.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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