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The Wu Tsai Institute is founded upon collaboration and promotes a culture that encourages the diverse voices of our researchers, staff, and members. We are committed to building an inclusive environment to drive discovery and innovation, starting with our applications and hiring process.

We are looking for curious minds to join us. All who are interested in joining the Wu Tsai Institute community are encouraged to review our Code of Conduct.


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Faculty Hiring

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

Faculty Position | New Haven, CT

Open Date: July 28, 2022 
Close Date: December 15, 2022

The faculty application for the 2022-23 cycle is now closed. The application cycle will begin in the fall of each year and continue until the positions are filled. For questions, please email us.

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Details + Qualifications

The Wu Tsai Institute seeks outstanding applicants who will advance our mission of understanding cognition across scales, species, and methods from a broad range of disciplines. The application deadline depends upon your field. Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent) at the time of hire.

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 2023. 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 the Institute 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. In addition, we are eager to accommodate the needs of families and welcome applications from dual-career couples to this search or a combination of Yale searches. 

The Institute 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. Three pillars coordinate research activities: the Center for Neurodevelopment and Plasticity, the Center for Neurocognition and Behavior, and the Center for Neurocomputation and Machine Intelligence. We enable 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, opening in 2023. We integrate approaches across disciplines through common mathematical, statistical, and computational frameworks. The Institute is creating an inclusive environment that confronts inequity and celebrates diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives.

Apply by October 15, 2022, if you have the following interests: 

  • Molecular neuroscience 
  • Cellular neuroscience 
  • Developmental neuroscience  
  • Systems neuroscience  
  • Cognitive neuroscience  
  • Cognitive science  
  • Psychology

Apply by December 15, 2022, if you have the following interests: 

  • Computational neuroscience  
  • Theoretical neuroscience  
  • Applied mathematics  
  • Data science  
  • Machine learning  
  • Computer science  
  • Artificial intelligence  
  • Biomedical engineering  
  • Electrical engineering

Submission Instructions

Applicants must submit the following material for full consideration at Indicate your desired level of appointment (Assistant, Associate, Professor) and broad area(s) of research. The job posting will close to further applications at 11:59 p.m. EST on December 15, 2022.

Describe your most significant scientific discoveries and accomplishments to date (2-pages max).

Describe the focus and goals of your future research program in a supportive environment like WTI; address how this vision aligns with the Institute's mission to understand cognition (2 pages max).

Describe your philosophy, experience, and plans for mentoring and teaching students (1-page max).

Describe your understanding of the challenges facing underrepresented groups in science and your experience, commitment, and ideas for addressing these inequities (1-page max).

If applying for an untenured position, proceed with requesting three letters of recommendation via the requirement (does not apply for tenured positions).

Include your most recent CV with links to publications (or website).


We invite the scientific community to nominate promising scientists who fit the scientific interests and mission of the Wu Tsai Institute, including its goals of increasing the diversity of our professoriate and promoting equity, inclusion, and mentoring. Nominations will help our Search Committee reach out to scientists and encourage them to apply.