Posted on: 
October 10, 2023

The Yale Cognitive Science Program invites applications for a tenure-track, open-rank faculty appointment in the area of cognitive science of language beginning July 1, 2024. The candidate will be appointed to the interdisciplinary Program in Cognitive Science and will also have an academic appointment in one of the contributing departments at Yale (such as Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, and Computer Science). The successful candidate will have a scholarly record that contributes to and actively engages with multiple disciplines in the cognitive science of language, and will be expected to teach courses in this area. The appointed scholar will teach introductory and advanced courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and will advise student research across multiple departments. We particularly welcome applications from early career scholars, though the position is open-rank.

Eligible applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree at the time of hire.

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.

Public contact information: 

Please reach out to Dr. Josh Knobe ([email protected]), Chair of the Cognitive Science Program, or Mrs. Lindsey W. Fuller ([email protected]), Academic Appointment Specialist for the Department of Psychology, with questions regarding the position or application process.

Application Instructions
Applications should be submitted electronically via Interfolio:
Review of applications will begin on November 6th, 2023, and applications should arrive by that date for maximal consideration. However, late applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The application must include the following materials:
- Current CV
- Cover Letter
- Research Statement: Statement outlining the candidate's main research accomplishments and future research plans, with particular emphasis on how the past and future work contributes to multiple disciplines in the cognitive sciences (max 2 pages)
- Teaching statement: Evidence of teaching and mentoring excellence (e.g., teaching evaluations, syllabi)
- Three publications: Three representative pieces of research; other publications should be easily accessible online.
- Three confidential recommendations (this requirement is for the Assistant Professor level only)

Position Type: 
Rank Open.
Linguistic Specialization: 
Cognitive Linguistics.