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Interdisciplinary Asst. Professor (University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA)

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  • Interdisciplinary Asst. Professor (University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA)

    The Departments of Psychology and Biological Sciences in the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati are jointly seeking applications for an interdisciplinary, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek a candidate whose research program complements our existing strengths in the dynamics of sensorimotor control, cognitive systems, and coordination of multiple human and/or artificial agents. A successful candidate will have expertise in complex dynamical systems, such as dynamical or computational modeling, network theory, nonlinear time series and signal processing methods, or advanced computational methods for large, complex data sets. We seek candidates who apply those or related methods to research in topical areas such as dynamical neuroscience, neuromechanics, cyber-human systems, robotics and co-robotics, integrated neural prosthetics, cyber-enhancement of sensorimotor or cognitive performance, brain-machine interfaces, or neurologically embedded biosensors.

    We are interested in candidates whose training or publication record evidences the ability to bridge disciplinary boundaries and collaborate with faculty affiliated with the UC Cognition, Action, & Perception (CAP) Center (from home departments including Psychology, Electrical Engineering & Computing Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy, and Biological Sciences). Current CAP Center faculty expertise and interests include cognitive and perceptual-motor development, embodied cognition, complex systems, dynamical and computational modeling, movement coordination, human and animal sensory processes including visual and haptic perception, social perception-action-cognition, dynamical neuroscience, biomorphic design, and cyber-human systems. A Ph.D. in a substantive area that aligns with the research topics described above is a minimum requirement for the position. A successful candidate’s training or professional experience must also indicate a strong potential or demonstrated ability to compete successfully for external funding. The candidate will be expected to conduct research, teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and make service contributions to the mission of the CAP Center and department or departments of appointment. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and we hope to attract applicants who have experience in promoting the success of students from diverse backgrounds.

    The University of Cincinnati values diverse perspectives and we strongly encourage women, racial/ethnic/gender minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply. UC is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is dedicated to work-life integration. The University of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Interested and qualified candidates must apply online at and search for Requisition Number 9242. In addition to our online application, candidates must also attach a cover letter, CV, research statement, and teaching statement as a single PDF file and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be emailed to the search committee chair at We will begin reviewing applications on December 20, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

    The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Vet / Disabled.
    REQ ID: 9242