LINGUIST List 26.5520

Fri Dec 11 2015

Jobs: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of California, Merced

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 10-Dec-2015
From: Pamela Leonard <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of California, Merced, California, USA
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University or Organization: University of California, Merced
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Tenure-Track Faculty Position at the Assistant Professor Level

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics


University of California Merced is recruiting for four Assistant Professor Positions as part of a cluster hire in the area of Computational Sciences and Data Analytics. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Network Science, from neural and cognitive scales to societal scales, including complex systems, biological networks, social networks, agent-based modeling, social media and large-scale data analytics.


The University of California Merced invites applications for four tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor Level as part of a cluster hire. These positions are part of an ongoing multi-year, multi-departmental strategic initiative across the schools of natural sciences, engineering and social sciences and humanities to build excellence in the area of Computational Sciences and Data Analytics, very broadly defined. We seek to recruit exceptional candidates with an ability to work across disciplines focusing on either the development of novel tools, techniques or theories of computation and/or the applications of computational and theoretical methods to the modeling of complex systems and analyzing data. Additional duties include teaching Graduate/Undergraduate courses and participate in University and professional service.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

(1) computational and theoretical modeling of complex physical, chemical, biological, cognitive or social phenomena
(2) developing computational infrastructure
(3) statistics and big data approaches.

These are part of a broad range of interdisciplinary topics of interest in this search. Candidates may be affiliated with one or more academic units with the primary appointment being determined by the candidate’s research and teaching interests and qualifications.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in a field relevant to the topics of interest indicated above is required by the start date. Candidates with broad scientific interests, a record of research excellence and creativity and the potential for active interdisciplinary collaboration will be preferred.

Applications must be submitted via the website and must include (1) a cover letter stating area of interest, (2) curriculum vitae (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, and a (5) diversity statement.

Deadline: Positions are open until filled; consideration of applications will begin on December 15, 2015.

Salary: Negotiable based on the University of California salary scales.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.



- Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
- Cover Letter
- Statement of Research
- Statement of Teaching
- Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

References: 5 letters of reference required

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Procurement specialist Pamela Leonard
Phone: 209-228-4769

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