POSITION IN COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Teaching and research position in Cognitive Psychology. UAEMor, Cuernavaca, Mexico.
The Autonomous University of the State of Morelos (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos or UAEMor) in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, is looking for a highly-motivated and outstanding cognitive psychologist to occupy a full-time, tenure-track teaching and research position in its upcoming Center for Research in Cognitive Science (Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Cognitivas or CINCCO). The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a closely related field. Candidates must provide a record of and/or potential for first-rate scholarly activity in any area of Cognitive Psychology, involving students whenever possible; demonstrate potential for effective teaching with high academic standards; be interested in mentoring and working closely with graduate students (including some undergraduate work) both in the classroom and in research; be willing to contribute actively and cooperatively in departmental governance. Candidates need not be native Spanish speakers (three of the current members of the future Center are non-native speakers) but must be able to communicate and teach in Spanish. Candidates should also demonstrate an interest in building bridges between their research and other areas of cognitive science such as linguistics, philosophy, artificial intelligence, neuroscience and/or computational modeling.
The starting date is flexible. Salary depends on qualifications and experience and is based on regulations of UAEMor and Mexico’s Ministry of Education, but it is competitive by international standards.
To apply please include all documents in one PDF-file in the following order: (i) A letter describing your personal qualifications, and current and future research interests, (ii) your CV, (iii) three letters of reference, (iv) copies of up to five of your publications. Applications should be sent via email to pcc.uaem [at] gmail.com with cc to mathieu [at] uaem.mx, stating “Cognitive Psychology Position” in the subject field. We will consider applications until the position is filled.
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE (CINCCO).
The CINCCO is to be the only Center fully dedicated to research in Cognitive Science in Mexico, and will be one of the very few in Latin America. It thus seeks applicants who are enthusiastic about contributing to the development of what is seen as a new, exciting field of research in Mexico and Latin America. The Center should be inaugurated in mid-late 2016. It grows out of the master’s program in Cognitive Science of the UAEMor, a program that is now in its seventh year of existence and that has already graduated more than 35 students. The CINCCO is meant to foster inter/transdisciplinary research. This is reflected in the composition of its current faculty which includes philosophers, experimental psychologists, linguists, neuroscientists, and researchers in robotics and dynamic systems. It is also reflected in its curriculum and in its graduate training. All graduate students take courses in at least four different areas of Cognitive Science, and are encouraged to include faculty members from at least two areas in their thesis or dissertation committee. A weekly seminar brings together faculty and students from these areas to discuss on-going research.
Cuernavaca is the capital of the State of Morelos. The climate and flora of the city always has been attractive for people from Mexico City and foreigners as well. On 2005, the metropolitan area had a population of 802,371, with 349,102, living in the city proper. Cuernavaca has been a getaway, especially for the well-to-do, since Aztec times. This has continued to the twenty-first century, with many of these residents including artists, intellectuals, political activists and film stars. The trend continues today, with a large number of retirees, musicians, writers, diplomats, journalists, business executives, and government officials living in Cuernavaca from all over the world. It still attracts creative and intellectual people. Services for foreign residents include a large network of English-speaking doctors, foreign mass media via satellite, and ATMs networked to international banks. The surrounding areas are famous for their tourist attractions, including archeological sites of prehispanic settlements, ex-monasteries and ex-sugar-cane factories turned into museums and luxury hotels, aquatic amusement parks, world-famous caves and natural sites, “magic towns” with international communities that mingle with natives such as Tepoztlán, Amatlán and Taxco, and (for better or for worse) shopping malls, movie theaters, supermarkets and convenience stores like in the rest of the world.