Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and
McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Position ID:MIT-BCS-AP [#3081, BCS/MIBR]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Neuroscience / Systems neuroscience, Cellular and molecular neurosciencec, Cognitive neuroscience, Developmental neuroscience
Cognitive Science / Cognitive Science
Appl Deadline: (posted 2013/09/04, listed until 2014/04/25)
Position Description:  Apply    

The Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT are looking to hire up to three tenure-track faculty at the assistant professor level who work in one or more of the following four areas: i) Neuroscience in nonhuman animals, especially if the candidate's work bridges levels using a variety of tools and/or has relevance for understanding the neural basis of brain disorders. ii) Computational approaches to intelligence, cognition or neuroscience; an experimental component to the candidate's research would be viewed as a positive but is not necessary. An affiliation with Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), or other allied departments is possible. iii) Human cognitive neuroscience, including MRI, MEG, and neurophysiological approaches. iv) Human cognition using behavioral methods, especially in the areas of language and/or cognitive development.

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 research. PhD must be completed by 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. Please state research area in cover letter. To help direct the application, applicants should indicate which of the four areas listed above is their main research area by answering the mandatory questions included in the application. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted online. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013.

MIT is an affirmative action employer, and we encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities.


Application Material Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
http://bcs.mit.edu/index.html http://mcgovern.mit.edu/
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