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Assistant Professor--Vision Science/Visual Neuroscience-Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences

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The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) has embarked on a multi-year, multi-departmental expansion in neuroscience and related areas of research. As part of this growth, the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Vision Science/Visual Neuroscience at the Assistant Professor level. The appointed person will be able to establish a strong program of research in areas related to vision science broadly defined utilizing one or many techniques including behavioral, computational, and/or physiological approaches.

Preferred candidates will have an outstanding record or promise of research accomplishment commensurate with this stage in their career, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Recent and prospective Ph.D recipients, post-doctoral researchers, and current Assistant Professors are all encouraged to apply.

For primary consideration, application materials must be submitted by November 15, 2017 online via UC Recruit at:

The minimum requirement to receive full consideration is the completion of all requirements for a PhD in Psychology, Psychological Sciences, Neuroscience, or a related field (or equivalent degree) except the dissertation (or equivalent) at the time of application. In addition, the candidates must submit the following materials:
• Curriculum Vitae
• Cover Letter
• Statement of Past and Future Research Interests
• Teaching Statement
• Three letters of recommendation (to be submitted directly by references)

Questions can be directed to the Vision Search Chair, Miguel P. Eckstein,

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2018.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic by law.

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Santa Barbara, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Please include discussion of past and future research interests

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required