Chapman University, Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Position ID:Chapman University-Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences-PSYTTCBR [#20382]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Cognitive and Bayesian Reasoning, Tenure Track, Fall 2022
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map]
Subject Area: Psychology / Neuroscience
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/11/03, finished 2022/04/29)
Position Description:    

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Job Title

Assistant Professor in Cognitive and Bayesian Reasoning, Tenure Track, Fall 2022









General Information

Chapman University seeks applications for the position of tenure–track Assistant Professor in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience in the newly minted Institute for Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Psychology, in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, beginning August 2022.

Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked as 122nd among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2022). Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the University and Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is available at
Chapman University’s Institute for Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavioral Sciences (The Brain Institute) comprises a network of interdisciplinary researchers specializing in the neuroscience of higher-level cognition—volition, consciousness, altered states of consciousness, and so on—from a mainly computational perspective. We thrive on communication, criticism, and stimulation, focused on the unification of research in the behavioral and brain sciences at the systems level, with an eye to clinical and useful applications, innovations with artificial intelligence, insights from neuropsychology, and philosophy of mind. More information is available at

Chapman is a committed to a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, and to principles that promote inclusive practices. Chapman seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. More information is available at


Ph.D. from an accredited program in Neuroscience, or a related field; evidence of excellence in research and teaching; competence in quantitative methods of research and experimental design in the cognitive and brain sciences, most especially in human brain electrophysiology are required.

Expertise should be related to the neuroscientific investigation of consciousness and cognition using human brain electrophysiology, especially electro- and magnetoencephalography (M/EEG). Areas of research of interest include, but are not limited to, human consciousness, introspection and metacognition, perception and perceptual decision making, and cognitive functions such as attention and executive functions. Interest in clinical research and altered states of consciousness (e.g., meditation, psychedelics, hypnosis, flow states) would be an asset. The successful candidate would be well-versed in measurement, signal processing and data analysis of M/EEG and physiological signals, Bayesian statistics and computational approaches, including machine learning, natural language processing and neural network modelling, psychophysics and cognitive psychology. The candidate should both demonstrate excellent technical skills, a solid theory-driven cohesive research program in cognitive neuroscience, and a strong commitment to teaching and supervising graduate and undergraduate students.


The successful candidate will develop and maintain a rigorous and productive research program with an emphasis on obtaining extramural funding in the cognitive and computational neurosciences.

The successful candidate will join the newly established Brain Institute, which is housed within the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences (

The teaching load for this position is two undergraduate courses per semester with a potential to teach in the developing interdisciplinary masters program in brain science.

In addition to graduate and postdoctoral students, the successful candidate will advise undergraduate students and supervise student research projects.

Tenure track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly activity, teaching, and service.

Contact Information

Candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, faculty application, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement (including experience/strategies for teaching diverse populations and enhancing student understanding of diversity), two or more official copies of recent course evaluations, reprints of three most-representative publications or other scholarly work and three letters of reference to:

Professor Amir Raz, Search Committee Chair
at Applicants must apply via Academic Jobs Online.

Inquiries to Professor Amir Raz:
Please include "Brain Institute Assistant Professor in Cognitive and Bayesian Reasoning" in the email subject line.

Timeline: Review of applications will begin immediately.
This position is subject to final budget approval. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.

Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866