Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Cognitive Science of Values

The Program in Cognitive Science, in collaboration with the University Center for Human Values invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research position in the Cognitive Science of Values. The successful candidate will be based in the laboratory of Dr. Tania Lombrozo, Department of Psychology.

We aim to support a highly promising scholar with a background in cognitive science or a related discipline, such as psychology, empirically informed / experimental philosophy, or formal epistemology. The scholar’s research agenda should address a topic that engages with both cognitive science and values, such as the role of moral values in decision making, or the role of epistemic values in belief revision. The proposed research is expected to yield both theoretical and empirical publications.

The candidate will be appointed in the Program in Cognitive Science, and will be invited to participate in programs of the University Center for Human Values.


Applications are welcome from candidates who have or expect to have a Ph.D. by the start date of  September 1, in a given year. Applicants should not have held the degree for more than three years by the date of appointment. They may not be employed by another institution during the term of their Princeton appointment.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant’s previous accomplishments, the promise of the proposed research project in the cognitive science of values, and the applicant’s ability to contribute to the intellectual life of both the Program in Cognitive Science, the University Center for Human Values and Dr. Lombrozo's laboratory group.

Term of Appointment

The term of appointment is one year, normally beginning September 1, 2018, with the expectation of renewal assuming good performance. Applicants are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment. Princeton offers competitive salary and employee benefits.

How to Apply

The application  for 2018-19 has closed and decisions have been relayed to all applicants.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.