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Assistant Professor of Psychology and Music, Tenure-Track
New York University

Date Posted Aug. 23, 2018
Title Assistant Professor of Psychology and Music, Tenure-Track
University New York University
Department Steinhardt School of Education and Human Development
Application Deadline Sep. 15, 2018
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2019
  • New York, NY
    United States
  • Assistant Professor
  • Psychology - Cognitive
    Psychology - General

New York University College of Arts and Science Department of Psychology and Steinhardt Music and Audio Research Laboratory (MARL) invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in September 2019. This a joint position between the two units. We are committed to substantially increasing the proportion of our faculty from historically underrepresented groups as we strive to create the most intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution that we can, and especially encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

We seek applicants that, through their scholarly activities, can contribute to both methods and foundational knowledge in neuroscience, while generating new insights into the listening, learning, practice and enjoyment of music. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: using music as a powerful window into basic functionalities of the mind and brain such as memory and attention, the study of the neural mechanisms of emotion, motor functions as linked to music performance and production, the differences in the brains of musicians and non-musicians, and the study of auditory cognitive neuroscience as it relates to music, such as the (dis)similarities in processing between music and speech/language. We welcome scholarship that leverages the entire gamut of techniques available ranging from psychophysics to computation to neuroimaging to neurophysiology. These areas bridge existing research strengths in MARL/Music Technology at NYU Steinhardt and Psychology at the College of Arts and Science. This position is the second of three joint lines between the Music and Audio Research Laboratory (MARL) in Steinhardt and core academic units for science and technology research across NYU and is part of a new joint initiative between NYU and the Max Planck Institute, focused on the study of language, music, and emotion.

Conduct research; teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students; contribute to the teaching missions of both the Music Technology program and the Department of Psychology; participate in faculty meetings; serve on committees, bridge and complement the existing research strengths of the Music and Audio Research Laboratory and the Department of Psychology.

Doctoral degree and an active agenda of research, publication, and teaching, with the potential for service to the Department, School, and University, as well as a demonstrated commitment to excellence in scholarship and teaching.

Application Instructions
Please apply online with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement (describing how you address diversity and inclusion in the scope of your teaching, mentoring and broader work), at least three representative publications, and names and contact information for three references, who will be automatically contacted by Interfolio on your behalf to upload confidential letters.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, materials should be submitted no later than October 15, 2018. Additional information about the position can be obtained from the search committee co-chairs: Professor Juan Pablo Bello at, and Professor David Poeppel at Please cc Paulo Campos on all correspondence related to this search.

Visit the NYU Department of Psychology, the NYU Steinhardt Music and Audio Research Laboratory, and NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.

NYU STEINHARDT: Our mission is to advance knowledge, creativity, and innovation at the crossroads of culture, education, and human development. We have award-winning faculty and alumni engaged in ground-breaking research and artistic creation, at the cutting edge of their professions. The NYU Steinhardt Music Technology program is one of the premier programs nationally and internationally in music, sound, and audio technology. NYU Steinhardt MARL brings together scholars from music theory, technology, and composition, computer science, engineering and interactive media, to explore the intersection between music, sound, technology and science.

NYU COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY: Research in our department spans a broad range of topics from the neural bases of perception and cognition to how goals, plans, and motivations affect cognition and social interactions. Involvement in this research is the core of our graduate training and a valuable opportunity for undergraduates planning to pursue scientific careers. The undergraduate psychology major is one of the most popular at NYU, while we offer two Ph.D. programs, Cognition & Perception, and Social Psychology, a Concentration in Developmental Psychology, and two M.A. programs, Psychology and Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology.

NYU’s dynamic Global Network University includes NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and international programs and academic centers around the world. NYU Steinhardt faculty may have the opportunity to engage in research and teaching at these global study and research sites.

  • New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

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