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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Wu Tsai Institute and Partner Department(s) at Yale University

Wu Tsai Institute at Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut (US)
Closing date
Oct 23, 2023

The Wu Tsai Institute (WTI), a university-wide interdisciplinary neuroscience initiative at Yale University, invites applications for multiple endowed faculty positions, at any rank, to begin July 2024. We seek outstanding applicants from a broad range of disciplines, including (but not limited to) applied math, biology, cognitive science, computer science, data science, engineering, and psychology. Fundamental principles and approaches from these disciplines will advance the mission of WTI to understand human cognition and explore human potential by sparking interdisciplinary inquiry. Successful candidates will receive a tenure-track or tenured appointment in one or more departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Science, and/or School of Medicine. We are dedicated to hiring, mentoring, and advocating for colleagues who will foster equity and excellence in our community through their research, teaching, and service. Plans to promote these values should be an integral part of the application, backed by a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in academic environments. Women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We are eager to accommodate the needs of families and welcome applications from dual-career couples to this search or combination of Yale searches.

Background: WTI was founded in 2021 by a historic gift from Joe Tsai and Clara Wu Tsai to reveal fundamental truths about the mind through the integrated study of the brain. WTI consists of three pillars that coordinate research activities: the Center for Neurodevelopment and Plasticity, the Center for Neurocognition and Behavior, and the Center for Neurocomputation and Machine Intelligence. WTI enables interdisciplinary inquiry through fellowships for co-mentored postdocs, grad students, and undergrads; shared facilities and services with cutting-edge technologies; collaborative grants to nucleate disruptive ideas and events; and a new home at 100 College Street in New Haven. WTI integrates approaches across disciplines through common mathematical, statistical, and computational frameworks. WTI is creating an inclusive environment that confronts inequity and celebrates diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives. For more information, please visit the WTI website:




Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent) at time of hire. 

Application Instructions


WTI seeks outstanding applicants who will advance our mission of understanding cognition across scales, species, and methods from a broad range of disciplines.

Please apply by October 16, 2023 if you have the following backgrounds/interests:

  • molecular neuroscience
  • cellular neuroscience
  • developmental biology  
  • systems neuroscience
  • cognitive neuroscience
  • cognitive science psychology

Review of applications in these areas will begin immediately after the deadline, and you will be informed by early January about the status of your application.

Please apply by December 15, 2023 if you have the following backgrounds/interests:

  • computational neuroscience
  • theoretical neuroscience
  • applied mathematics
  • data science
  • machine learning
  • computer science
  • artificial intelligence
  • biomedical engineering
  • electrical engineering

Review of applications in these areas will begin immediately after the deadline, and you will be informed by early March about the status of your application.

Posting will close to further applications at 11:59 pm EST on December 15, 2023

For questions, please contact Applicants must submit the following materials for full consideration to URL:

  • Application Form – Indicate your desired level of appointment (Assistant, Associate, Professor) and broad area(s) of research.
  • Research Contributions – Describe your most significant scientific discoveries and accomplishments to date. (2 pages max)
  • Research Plans – Describe the focus and goals of your future research program in a supportive environment like WTI; address how this vision aligns with the mission of WTI to understand cognition. (2 pages max)
  • Mentoring and Teaching – Describe your philosophy, experience, and plans for mentoring and teaching students. (1 page max)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Describe your understanding of the challenges facing underrepresented groups in science, as well as your experience, commitment, and ideas for addressing these inequities. (1 page max)
  • Curriculum Vitae – Include your most recent CV with links to publications (or website).
  • Letters of Recommendation – If applying for an untenured position, proceed with requesting three letters of recommendations (does not apply for tenured positions).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.

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