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Two Open-Rank Professor Positions at the Intersection of Biological and Artificial Intelligence

Indiana University Bloomington / Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
Bloomington, Indiana
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posted Date
Feb 17, 2023

The Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE), the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences (PBS), and the School of Optometry (IUSO) at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington invite applications for two faculty positions to begin on August 1, 2023. We seek applicants working at the intersection of biological and artificial intelligence, with a focus on reverse engineering the computational foundations of biological intelligence using tools from machine learning and artificial intelligence. The positions are part of a new initiative—Reverse Engineering the Foundations of Intelligence—that aims to transform our understanding of human and animal intelligence. IU has long been an international leader in discussions of how brains, bodies, and environments contribute to intelligent behavior. This initiative is designed to build on these strengths and propel IU to the forefront of research at the interaction of biological and artificial intelligence.


The positions are open at the full and associate professor levels, but exceptional candidates at the assistant professor level or in industry may be considered. We seek dynamic individuals with an international reputation and experience working in rapidly expanding & intellectually diverse interdisciplinary areas. We also seek individuals who excel working in team environments and whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to IU’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Minimum Qualifications:  A PhD in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, or a related field, and a distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, and professional experience appropriate for a tenured professorship at IU Bloomington.




Applications received by March 2, 2023 will receive full consideration; however, the search will remain open until suitable candidates are found. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.   Candidates should review application requirements, learn more about SICE, PBS, IUSO, and employee benefits, and apply online at:




Questions, nominations, and confidential inquiries may be sent to Justin Wood ( or Rowan Candy (




Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.




Before a conditional offer of employment with tenure is finalized, candidates will be asked to disclose any pending investigations or previous findings of sexual or professional misconduct. They will also be required to authorize an inquiry by Indiana University Bloomington with all current and former employers along these lines. The relevance of information disclosed or ascertained in the context of this process to a candidate’s eligibility for hire will be evaluated by Indiana University Bloomington on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should be aware, however, that Indiana University Bloomington takes the matters of sexual and professional misconduct very seriously.


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