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.
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.