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Sr. Tenure-Track Faculty in Artificial Intelligence

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Institute of Cognitive Science invites applications for a senior tenure-track faculty position in Artificial Intelligence or a related field. The position is at the Senior Assistant (3+ years into a tenure track position), Associate, or Full Professor level. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding track record of research, as evidenced by a notable publication history and a strong record of funding as the Principal Investigator, relative to their current academic rank. Successful candidates will have expertise in one or more AI areas, for example (but not limited to) natural language processing, deep learning, multimodal data processing/fusion, computer vision, causal reasoning, neural modeling etc. The Institute seeks individuals that develop and/or use new computational methods to:

  1. Study and support human cognition or learning at the level of behavior and/or their neural bases.
  2. Draw on human cognition and learning and/or its neural bases to pioneer new approaches in artificial intelligence.

Applicants should demonstrate a strong capacity for, and a commitment to, interdisciplinary approaches and collaborative research across subject areas within Computer Science, Education, Psychology, Neuroscience, Information Science, Linguistics, or related fields in Cognitive Science.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The mission of the Institute of Cognitive Science ( is to identify and address key questions in Cognitive Science through interdisciplinary research and education. We explore the nexus of humans and machines as we seek to understand and extend human cognition, emotion, machine intelligence, and fruitful collaborations between the two. Our research builds on artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience, human learning, and emotional processing to tackle some of society’s most pressing challenges: understanding brain health and wellness, developing personalized therapies and interventions, enhancing and deepening human learning and education, and optimizing complex cognitive processes to improve human performance and human-agent collaboration. ICS spans and connects researchers from nine departments – Computer Science; Education; Psychology & Neuroscience; Information Science; Integrative Physiology; Linguistics; Philosophy; Architecture and Planning; and Speech, Language and Hearing – and offers two interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs as well as certificate programs in Cognitive Science. ICS houses the NSF National AI Research Institute for Student-AI Teaming (, which aims to develop AI technologies to facilitate rich socio-collaborative learning experiences for all students.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • All teaching, service, and research duties of a Tenure Track Faculty at the Institute of Cognitive Science and the tenure home department.
  • Possible tenure home departments include Computer Science, Information Science, the School of Education, and the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. 

What You Should Know

  • For questions or inquiries, please contact the search chair, Research Professor Peter Foltz at
  • Applications will not be accepted via email.
  • As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a reference check pilot program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty appointments. The reference check pilot program is intended to allow CU Boulder to collect and review information about a candidate's conduct at their current and previous institutions, specifically conduct related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and/or discrimination – before making hiring decisions. All final candidates for tenured faculty appointments are required to complete an Authorization to Release Information.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

  • The salary and associated benefits will be offered commensurate with experience.
  • Salary Range: $85,000-$150,000.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Science, Cognitive Science, Learning Sciences, Psychology, and Neuroscience or a related field.

What You Will Need

  • The candidate will have an outstanding track record of research in Artificial Intelligence or related fields, as evidenced by a notable publication history and a strong record of funding relative to their current academic rank.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • The candidate will have an outstanding track record of interdisciplinary research in Artificial Intelligence or related fields, as evidenced by productive collaborations and partnerships.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter: a cover letter specifically addressing the applicant's match to the criteria described above.
  3. Statement of Research: describing current activities and future plans
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Experience
  5. 3 Publications: demonstrating the characteristics described above (combined into one PDF)
  6. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement
  7. List of at least three references to include names and contact information

For full consideration please apply by March 15. Applications will be accepted until filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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