Join the Cognitive Science Society team

The mission of the Society is to promote Cognitive Science as a discipline, and to foster scientific interchange among researchers in various areas of study, including Anthropology, Artificial Intelligence, Education, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Psychology. 

Executive Officer

The Cognitive Science Society is currently looking for candidates to fill the position of Executive Officer.  The Executive Officer serves as a member of the executive committee and is an ex officio member of the Governing Board, and plays a central role in helping the Society’s Governing Board implement their vision for the Society and Cognitive Science as a discipline, meeting regularly with members of the Governing Board and acting as liaison with our association management company. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Working with the executive committee and serving as a liaison between the Governing Board and our association management company
  • Participating in Governing Board discussions and communicating their decisions for execution to the association management company
  • Coordinating with standing committees of the Governing Board to help them implement strategic initiatives
  • Liaising with conference chairs and the association management company on the organisation  of the annual conference
  • Together with the Society’s Treasurer, providing oversight of the Society’s finances

Applicants must have strong communications skills, be organized and detail-oriented. Willingness to work collaboratively with people from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds is essential. An academic background (at Masters or PhD level) in cognitive science or one of its central disciplines is desirable. We aspire as a Society to have a Governing Board that reflects the diversity and international character of the Society’s membership.

The Executive Officer is expected to spend approximately 20 hours per week on Society business, and receives an annual stipend of $36,000. The Executive Officer will be appointed for an initial term of 3 years, which is renewable.

Application process

Applicants should send a CV and letter of interest to Applicants should make clear in their letter of interest how their skills and experiences match the responsibilities outlined above, and provide evidence of their organizational and communication skills, especially in working with diverse disciplines and stakeholders. Contact details for references will be requested from shortlisted candidates.

Deadline for applications

September 17th, 2021

Treasurer

The Cognitive Science Society is currently looking for candidates to fill the position of Treasurer. The Society is a charitable organisation with an annual turnover of several hundred thousand US dollars. The Treasurer will play an important role in tracking the Society’s finances, allowing the Governing Board to pursue an ambitious but sustainable programme of initiatives promoting Cognitive Science.   Primary responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring revenue and expenses of the Society and reporting information to the Executive Committee on a quarterly basis
  • Working with our association management company’s bookkeeper to ensure payments are made in a timely manner
  • Helping track the financial ramifications of the Society’s strategic initiatives
  • Helping manage the Society budget both on an annual and longer-term basis
  • Working with the Sponsorship Committee to attract outside sponsors for the annual conference and specific Society initiatives

Applicants must have strong communications skills, be organized and detail oriented; experience of tracking the finances of a large organisation both in the short and long term is desirable. Willingness to work collaboratively with people from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds is essential. An academic background (at Masters or PhD level) in cognitive science or one of its central disciplines is desirable. We aspire as a Society to have a Governing Board that reflects the diversity and international character of the Society’s membership.

The Treasurer is expected to spend approximately 7 hours per week on society business, and receives an annual stipend of $12,000. The Treasurer will be appointed for an initial term of 3 years, which is renewable.

Application process

Applicants should send (1) a CV or resume and (2) a letter of interest to .  Applicants should make clear in their letter of interest how their skills and experience match the responsibilities outlined above, and provide evidence of their organizational and communication skills, especially in working with diverse disciplines and stakeholders. Contact details for references will be requested from shortlisted candidates.

Deadline for applications

September 17th, 2021

The Cognitive Science Society is pleased to announce the establishment of the CogSci Grove which aims to mobilise cognitive scientists to offset carbon emissions associated with their professional activities.