2012 Job Announcement - Immersive Intelligent Learning Environments - Cognitive Science

Faculty Position(s) in Cognitive Science
Open-Rank Tenured/Tenure-Track

The Department of Cognitive Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute seeks applicants for a full-time tenured or tenure-track professor, with expertise in one of more of the following six areas:  (1) computational linguistics; (2) cognitive neuroscience; (3) cognitive psychology; (4) semantic science & technology; (5) cognitive robotics; and (6) AI/CogSci & music.  The present ad is part of a faculty-expansion initiative under the general area of Immersive Intelligent Learning Environments (see www.hass.rpi.edu/pl/2012-job-announcement-immersive-intelligent-learning-environments) .

The Department of Cognitive Science has particular strength in computational cognitive science/modeling, human-level artificial intelligence, and perception and action, with very high annual research expenditures, a vibrant graduate program offering dedicated MS and PhD degrees in Cognitive Science, and three BS degrees:  Cognitive Science, Philosophy, and Psychology.

A PhD degree or foreign degree equivalent is required at the time of appointment.  A successful candidate must show evidence of successful sponsored research, teaching, and service to the profession (present and/or future, depending on rank).  Teaching opportunities will be at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Successful senior candidates will have an established ongoing sponsored-research program in an area of specialty, and contribute to curriculum development within the department and interdisciplinary programs within the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and the institute.

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation's oldest technological university.  With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students from across the country and around the world, the university offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels.  Rensselaer is located in Troy, New York, the heart of the "Tech Valley" region of the Hudson River Valley.  The university's Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) offers scholars and students opportunities for creative interdisciplinary research in the arts, performance technologies, science, and engineering.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer's work and campus communities.  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references to:

Dean's Office
School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Search: Immersive Intelligent Learning Environments
Attn: Kimberley Osburn
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy NY 12180