The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University is seeking to hire a faculty member in the cognitive science of language. The search will be at the Assistant Professor level. Improving our faculty’s diversity, including in gender, will be an important priority. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2022, pending budgetary and administrative approval. For questions, concerns or more information, please contact Professor Liina Pylkkanen at .


The search is open regarding subfield (e.g., developmental/acquisition, adult processing) and methodology (such as behavioral, neuroscience, computational approaches). Candidates will have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. by the start date of the appointment. The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and the mentoring of students from a diverse global population.

Application Instructions


Applicants should arrange for a minimum of three professional letters of recommendation to be sent.

**Applicants must solicit their letters of recommendation using Interfolio.** Applicants can do this by clicking on the “additional documents” button in the “required documents” tab. Once the applicant clicks on the “additional documents” button , the applicant can click on the “request a recommendation” to send out the requests. The letters will automatically be linked to the applicant’s application once the people who were solicited upload them using the instructions provided to them in the solicitation email. 

The electronic application should include a CV, statements of research (no more than three pages) and teaching interests (no more than two pages), copies of at least three representative publications, and at least three reference letters. Diversity and inclusion are important parts of the NYU mission. In your statements, 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.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read here:


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