Assistant Professor of Psychology and Data Science

New York University Center for Data Science


New York University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position focused on Mind, Brains, and Machines. The position would be a joint appointment in the NYU Center for Data Science and the Department of Psychology. This position is part of a cluster hire initiative around human and machine intelligence. More information about this cluster, and NYU's broader Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative, can be found here, and here.  The anticipated start date is September 2022.

We seek applicants who can help advance world-class research in data-intensive and computationally sophisticated psychological science. Successful applicants could contribute to research and teaching in example areas such as: (1) Understanding and engineering intelligence, through studying its computational basis in humans and machines; (2) Utilizing new methods and technologies for studying human behavior, including novel experimental paradigms or naturalistic datasets capturing real-world interactions; (3) Establishing deeper connections between human and machine approaches to extracting knowledge from data, potentially leading to new technologies for studying the mind and new algorithms for data science informed by psychological research (e.g., artificial intelligence and machine learning). Applications from researchers who bridge between the existing research strengths of the Department of Psychology and the Center for Data Science are encouraged.  In addition to advancing a research program capable of attracting outside funding, applicants will be expected to contribute to the teaching missions of both the Psychology department and the Center for Data Science.


A PhD in Psychology, Data Science, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Neuroscience or a related quantitative field is required.

Application Instructions

Applications can be submitted through our Interfolio application page. Please include a CV, short statements of your research and teaching interests, three representative papers, and three letters of recommendation on your behalf.

Diversity and inclusion are important parts of the NYU mission. In your research and teaching statements (or in a separate Diversity and include statement), please describe the ways in which your (1) scholarship, (2) teaching and mentoring, and/or (3) service and engagement demonstrate your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are particularly interested in hearing about (1) concrete steps you have taken (or are planning to take) to foster an inclusive intellectual environment in your research lab, in the classroom, in the department and on campus, and/or in your field more generally, and (2) how these steps connect with your broader views on the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion.