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The Department of Brian & Cognitive Sciences (BCS) 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 at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3081. 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.

For questions about this position or other opportunities in BCS, please contact:

Kate White
Human Resources Administrator
(617) 253-5749
kowhite@mit.edu


Computational Course Co-instructor and Education Support Coordinator

Req Number: mit-00009653
Department: Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Location(s): Cambridge MA FT/PT:
Full Time Employment / Payroll Category: SRS (Research)

The Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) at MIT is searching for a Computation Course Co-Instructor/Education Support Coordinator position to support the development and instruction of a new MATLAB-based undergraduate computation course (85% time) and provide assistance to the department as a whole in enhancing and evaluating the quality of undergraduate course offerings (15% time). The new computation course is required in the BCS major. Will develop MATLAB-based tutorials, problem sets, and demonstrations of basic neuroscience principles and principles of data analysis, appropriate for delivery both within the classroom and through the MITx online interface; co-instruct computational approaches to neuroscience and assist in the development of classroom materials, together with the BCS faculty member leading the course; provide support to the department in enhancing and evaluating the undergraduate program broadly, including assisting with website content (e.g., videotapes of classroom instruction, faculty/student interactions, etc.) and coordinating with the Teaching and Learning Laboratory to evaluate the efficacy of approaches to improve undergraduate education; and perform other duties as requested. May provide supervision for a BCS lecturer and will receive direct supervision from the Associate Department Head of Education for BCS.

This will be a one-year term appointment, eligible for renewal on an annual basis.

REQUIREMENTS: a Ph.D. in neuroscience, bioengineering, or computational cognitive science; proficiency with MATLAB and Python; excellent communication skills; and experience teaching and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education. Web publishing experience a plus; as is knowledge of Dreamweaver, Photoshop, InDesign, Fetch, and HTML coding.

To apply: Please visit MIT’s website and complete an application: http://sh.webhire.com/servlet/av/jd?ai=631&ji=2686454&sn=I

For questions about this position or other opportunities in BCS, please contact:

Kate White
Human Resources Administrator
(617) 253-5749
kowhite@mit.edu