Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, or Computational Neuroscience

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Thursday, 15 December 2022

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Wu Tsai Institute (Yale University) and Partner Department(s)

(NOTE: We invite the scientific community to nominate promising scientists who fit the scientific interests and mission of the WTI, including its goals of increasing the diversity of our professoriate and promoting equity, inclusion, and mentoring. Nominations will help our Search Committee reach out to scientists and encourage them to apply.)


Position Description

The Wu Tsai Institute (WTI), a university-wide interdisciplinary neuroscience initiative at Yale University, invites applications for multiple endowed faculty positions, at any rank, to begin July 2023. We seek outstanding applicants from a broad range of disciplines, including (but not limited to) applied math, biology, cognitive science, computer science, data science, engineering, and psychology. Fundamental principles and approaches from these disciplines will advance the mission of WTI to understand human cognition and explore human potential by sparking interdisciplinary inquiry. Successful candidates will receive a tenure-track or tenured appointment in one or more departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Science, and/or School of Medicine. We are dedicated to hiring, mentoring, and advocating for colleagues who will foster equity and excellence in our community through their research, teaching, and service. Plans to promote these values should be an integral part of the application, backed by a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in academic environments. Women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We are eager to accommodate the needs of families and welcome applications from dual-career couples to this search or a combination of Yale searches.

WTI was founded in 2021 by a historic gift from Joe Tsai and Clara Wu Tsai to reveal fundamental truths about the mind through the integrated study of the brain. WTI consists of three pillars that coordinate research activities: the Center for Neurodevelopment and Plasticity, the Center for Neurocognition and Behavior, and the Center for Neurocomputation and Machine Intelligence. WTI enables interdisciplinary inquiry through fellowships for co-mentored postdocs, grad students, and undergrads; shared facilities and services with cutting-edge technologies; collaborative grants to nucleate disruptive ideas and events; and a new home at 100 College Street in New Haven, opening Summer 2023. WTI integrates approaches across disciplines through common mathematical, statistical, and computational frameworks. WTI is creating an inclusive environment that confronts inequity and celebrates diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives.

Qualifications & Disciplines

Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent) at the time of hire.

WTI seeks outstanding applicants who will advance our mission of understanding cognition across scales, species, and methods from a broad range of disciplines. The application deadline depends upon your field:

  1. Molecular neuroscience
    Cellular neuroscience
    Developmental neuroscience
    Systems neuroscience
    Cognitive neuroscience
    Cognitive science

  2. Computational neuroscience
    Theoretical neuroscience
    Applied mathematics
    Data science
    Machine learning
    Computer science
    Artificial intelligence
    Biomedical engineering
    Electrical engineering

Application Instructions

Posting will close to further applications at 11:59 pm EST on December 15, 2022. For questions, please contact the Institute via email at

  1. Application Form – Indicate your desired level of appointment (Assistant, Associate, Professor) and broad area(s) of research.

    Research Contributions – Describe your most significant scientific discoveries and accomplishments to date. (2 pages max)

    Research Plans – Describe the focus and goals of your future research program in a supportive environment like WTI; address how this vision aligns with the mission of WTI to understand cognition. (2 pages max)

    Mentoring and Teaching – Describe your philosophy, experience, and plans for mentoring and teaching students. (1 page max)

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Describe your understanding of the challenges facing underrepresented groups in science, as well as your experience, commitment, and ideas for addressing these inequities. (1 page max)

    Curriculum Vitae – Include your most recent CV with links to publications (or website)

    Letters of Recommendation – If applying for an untenured position, proceed with requesting your letters of recommendations via the requirement (does not apply for tenured positions).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.



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