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We are looking for curious minds to join us. Be part of our interdisciplinary community at Yale working to advance our collective understanding of the brain and how it gives rise to cognition.

WTI offers faculty membership and programs for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Explore our staff and faculty openings below. 

The 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. All who are interested in joining the Wu Tsai Community are encouraged to review our Code of Conduct.

Staff Hiring

Events and Media Associate | Posted May 30, 2024

Apply to available staff positions through Jobs at Yale, and check back often for new opportunities.

Faculty Hiring

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

Status: CLOSED
Location: New Haven, CT

We invite applicants who will advance our mission of understanding cognition across scales, species, and methods from a broad span of disciplines. The current application cycle is now closed. Please email us with questions, and subscribe to our newsletter for hiring updates.


Description + Dates

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 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 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. WTI consists of three pillars coordinating 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. The Institute integrates approaches across disciplines through common mathematical, statistical, and computational frameworks and creates an inclusive environment that confronts inequity and celebrates diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives.

Apply by October 16, 2023, if you have the following interests. Review of applications in these areas will begin immediately after the deadline, and applicants will be informed of their application status by early January 2024.

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

Apply by December 15, 2023, if you have the following interests. Review of applications in these areas will begin immediately after the deadline, and applicants will be informed of their application status by March 2024.

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

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit materials 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 PM ET on December 15, 2023.

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, as well as your experience, commitment, and ideas for addressing these inequities (1 page max).

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

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

Additional Opportunities

WTI collaborates with departments and programs across Yale, many of which have their own faculty openings. Below we provide a sampling of open positions whose focus may overlap with our mission. We encourage you to apply for additional positions of interest, which will not affect your candidacy for a WTI position. View the full list of current faculty opportunities at Yale.

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.


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.