About BCS / Employment
Three concurrent faculty searches are currently being held within the area of neuroscience and cognitive science at MIT. In all cases, successful applicants are expected to develop and lead independent competitive research programs and to share our commitment to undergraduate and graduate education by teaching courses and supervising graduate and undergraduate research. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a summary of current and proposed research, a teaching statement and have three letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to each of the relevant search(es).
The MIT Department of Brian & Cognitive Sciences (BCS) anticipates making a faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level in cognitive science or cognitive neuroscience. We seek outstanding applicants who are: (a) conducting research in areas such as language, social cognition, knowledge representation, reasoning, decision-making or neuroeconomics; and (b) using innovative methods, such as computational modeling, functional brain imaging, behavioral genomics, and/or infant experimentation. In addition to conducting research, faculty members at MIT teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and supervise graduate and undergraduate participation in research. PhD must be completed by start day of employment and some postdoctoral training is preferred. To apply, please submit application materials via Academic Jobs Online. Deadline for submitting applications is November 15, 2012.
The McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT is seeking one faculty member at the Assistant Professor level. The McGovern Institute's general focus is in systems neuroscience with an emphasis on the neural basis of perception, cognition, and action. We are seeking a candidate with a research focus in any of these three areas, using human subjects and/or computational methods. We would regard it as a plus if the candidate's work bridges levels using a variety of tools and/or the candidate were interested in translating basic research findings into new ideas for studying the pathophysiology or treatment of brain disorders. Successful applicants are expected to develop and lead independent, internationally competitive research programs and to share our commitment to undergraduate and graduate education by teaching courses and supervising graduate and undergraduate research. The mission of the McGovern Institute is to understand the relationship of neuronal processes, circuits and computations to behavior, ultimately providing benefits to human health and welfare. Research in the McGovern Institute is expected to help people with brain disorders ranging from sensory system impairments to movement disorders and emotional and cognitive disorders. McGovern Institute scientists have many opportunities for collaboration in a diverse and cutting‐edge environment. In the fall of 2005, the Institute moved to occupy a new building, which includes a state‐of‐the‐art brain imaging center. McGovern Institute members are appointed through an MIT department and will have teaching responsibilities for their home department. To apply, please submit application materials via Academic Jobs Online. Consideration of applications will begin on November 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
A comprehensive list of all job opportunities at the McGovern Institute may also be found on the McGovern Institute website.
The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT is seeking outstanding neuroscientists for tenure track positions at the level of Assistant Professor. We are interested in candidates studying development and/or plasticity of brain circuits at the cellular, circuit, and/or systems levels using a multi‐faceted approach combining different methodologies and levels of analysis. We are particularly seeking, though not exclusively, candidates with strong cellular/molecular training. Academic appointments will be in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Candidates must have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and must demonstrate the ability to develop a significant and independent research program. To apply, please submit application materials via Academic Jobs Online. Consideration of completed applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted for review until December 10, 2012.
A comprehensive list of all job opportunities at the Picower Institute may also be found on the Picower Institute website.
All applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement and arrange for three letters of recommendation.
MIT is an affirmative action employer, and we encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities.
Updated October 16, 2012