Thursday, October 17, 2013

Open Rank faculty position in cognition and learning -- UC Irvine

University of California, Irvine 
School of Education 
Cognition and Learning in Education (Open Rank) 

The School of Education at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for an open rank tenure-track position in the area of cognition and learning. Successful candidates must possess a Ph.D. (or equivalent) by the summer of 2014 and have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. Applications will be considered at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor levels. 

We are seeking outstanding candidates whose research examines learning and cognition. Scholars in all areas of human cognition and learning relevant to education in and out of school are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in applicants with backgrounds and training in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, learning sciences, or related fields. 

The selected candidate is expected to contribute to our graduate and undergraduate programs, and particularly to our Ph.D. in Education program, which offers specializations in Learning, Cognition and Development; Educational Policy and Social Context; and Language, Literacy, and Technology. We are a dynamic and fast growing School of Education. A more complete description of the School of Education can be found at 

Applications should be submitted online at and must include a cover letter indicating research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and one or more relevant publications/papers. Letters of recommendations will be requested at a later date from referees of semi-finalists for the position; however, applicants at the Assistant Professor level are encouraged to have three letters of recommendation submitted through the online system at the time of their application. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair Mark Warschauer ( or Operations Manager Jennifer Vickrey ( 

UCI is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and other under-represented groups. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF Advance Award for gender equity. 


Chris Chatham said...

Interesting that both the UCI Department of Cognitive Science and the UCI Department of Education are now looking for cognitive neuroscientists. Similar candidates might apply to both - especially given Cog Sci dept's interest in quantitative approaches, and the traditionally sophisticated statistics used to deal with nested non-independence problems in education. At least I plan to apply to both positions.

Any thoughts on the possibility of a dual appointment?

Greg Hickok said...

Hi Chris,
Yes, we often set up cross-department appointments. Usually with one as a "home" and the other as a secondary appointment, which allows for participation in graduate advisement in the program, etc. By all means, apply to both.