LINGUIST List 25.1357

Thu Mar 20 2014

Jobs: Cog Sci; Comp Ling: Full Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 20-Mar-2014
From: Peggy MacKenzie <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics: Full Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA
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University or Organization: Johns Hopkins University
Department: School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering
Job Location: Maryland, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship in Computational Cognitive Science
Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics


The Johns Hopkins University seeks an internationally recognized leader as a tenured, endowed Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in the area of computational cognitive science. We seek an individual whose research agenda in computation and cognition will further bring together the University’s Whiting School of Engineering and Krieger School of Arts & Sciences through their shared interests in computational modeling and human cognition. This leader will pioneer new directions, interact with existing collaborative research efforts, and help guide additional faculty growth in this major intellectual area. This position is one of 50 new Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships, designated for outstanding scholars to carry out interdisciplinary research and teaching in areas identified for significant growth at the University.

New advances in computational modeling and machine learning, along with new sources of behavioral data, are opening up opportunities to build more complete and accurate models of intelligent behavior. The Johns Hopkins initiative in the Science of Learning (SoL) is a focus of the University's current capital campaign. It seeks to bring together the university’s strengths in machine learning, cognitive science, neuroscience, education, and domain-specific areas such as language and vision, in order to understand the nature of learning at all levels of scientific inquiry (from synaptic changes to educational strategies). This search in computational cognitive science is one of several SoL-related searches that will recruit new Bloomberg Distinguished Professors and other faculty to drive progress on neural, cognitive, and computational approaches to learning. These professors will also benefit from the Whiting School of Engineering’s strategic initiative in Leveraging Data to Knowledge.

Bloomberg Distinguished Professors will hold formal tenured appointments in departments of two or more schools of the university—in this case, in the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Cognitive Science. They will participate fully in the research, teaching, and service missions of their departments, including undergraduate and graduate education. For this position, the ideal candidate will have an international reputation based on research and teaching accomplishments that involve both computational modeling and human data. The candidate will be suitable for a tenured appointment at Johns Hopkins University.

The appointee will enjoy many opportunities to engage with other world-class units in the Science of Learning initiative, including the Center for Language and Speech Processing, the Center for Imaging Science, the Machine Learning Group, the Vision Sciences Group, the Center of Excellence in Human Language Technology, the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department, the School of Education, and the renowned Hopkins neuroscience community that includes the Mind/Brain Institute and the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology.

Applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae (ideally including links to publications) as a single PDF file to the application email below. Applications will be reviewed beginning April 30, 2014 although later applications may be considered.

Additional information is available at the department URL. The Johns Hopkins University is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty.

Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2014

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Department Administrator Peggy MacKenzie
Phone: 410-516-5331
Fax: 410-516-8020

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