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Jobs

Tenure-Track Teaching Faculty Position

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track teaching faculty position as an Assistant Teaching Professor (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment; LPSOE), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023.

The Assistant Teaching Professor position is for individuals who wish to focus their careers on teaching, and who are engaged in evidence-based and reflective teaching practices.The Department is looking for individuals who can contribute to our core curricular needs, such as introduction to psychology, research methods, and courses in biopsychology and neuroscience.

Managing Director of The Foundations Institute at UCSB

The Foundations Institute (TFI) at UCSB is a new initiative dedicated to organizing scientists from across the disciplines to challenge intellectual and methodological dogmas that threaten to hold back scientific progress.

The mission of the Institute is to organize small teams of top scientists to intensively interrogate foundational ideas in individual disciplines that are rarely questioned in normal scientific work. The Academic Coordinator helps steer the Institute, develop its programs and raise money to expand its scope and reach. The Coordinator is a leader of the Institute, and will have first-order influence over its evolution. As such, the position requires an unusual set of talents that include creativity, scientific experience, interpersonal effectiveness and skills at popular and grant writing. Most of all, the ideal Coordinator has a taste for scientific disruption and innovation.

Assistant Professor, Spatial Neuroscience and Cognition

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Spatial Neuroscience and Cognition at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023.

The Department is looking for individuals trained in the neuroscience of spatial cognition who will do innovative work investigating the neural processing of spatial perception, learning, memory, and navigation, broadly defined. Potential research approaches include: electrophysiological or optical neural recordings, optogenetic/chemogenetic perturbations, neuroimaging methods, and studies in real and virtual environments to study the neural mechanisms underlying spatial cognition in either animal models or humans. Research areas include the neural processing of spatial percepts and spatial memory, including how individuals learn new environments, orient themselves using spatial cues, find their way to specific locations, form abstract spatial representations such as maps, and how these types of processes go awry in neuropsychological conditions. We seek colleagues who are committed to open science practices and whose work would synergize with existing research programs in the department. The candidate would be expected to teach courses in their area of expertise, as well as contributing to foundational undergraduate and graduate-level teaching.

Assistant Professor-Cognitive Development, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Cognitive Development at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023.

The Department is looking for individuals trained in developmental science who will do innovative work investigating one or more core inferential systems and/or examine how humans build on such systems through experience. The candidate could use whichever methodologies and participant group(s) are best suited to answer their substantive question of interest. We seek colleagues who are committed to open science practices and whose work would synergize with existing strengths in at least one of our graduate training areas: Developmental & Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognition, Perception, & Cognitive Neuroscience, and/or Neuroscience & Behavior. The candidate would be expected to teach courses in their area of expertise as well as contributing to foundational undergraduate and graduate-level teaching.

Junior Specialist - Sprague Laboratory, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

The Sprague Laboratory within the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an open, full-time Junior Specialist position, with an anticipated start date of November 1, 2022 or later. The salary is based on UCSB’s salary scales.

The laboratory is looking for an exceptional individual with particular emphasis in the area of Vision Science and Computational Cognitive Neuroscience. Under the direction of Dr. Thomas Sprague, the Perception, Cognition and Action Laboratory seeks to understand the neural mechanisms underlying behaviors related to visual spatial cognition, including visual attention, working memory, and the guidance of eye movements, using techniques including computational neuroimaging, EEG, and eye tracking.

Lecturer Pool

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers (part-time) for anticipated openings throughout the year including Summer Session. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed.

The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Salary is based on UC's salary scales.