Austin, TX United States

Open Rank, Tenured/Tenure Track Professor in Neuroscience

University of Texas at Austin, Department of Neuroscience

Job Title: Open Rank, Tenured/Tenure Track Professor in Neuroscience
Job Location: Austin , TX
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Health sciences, nursing, kinesiology
Biology/biotechnology/life sciences
Date Posted: 2020-12-24
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

The Department of Neuroscience together with the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for tenure-track (Assistant Professor) or tenured (Associate Professor or Professor) faculty positions from candidates who are committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through innovations in mentoring, education, and outreach. We are especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations and/or leading initiatives to improve diversity among academic researchers and educators in STEM disciplines. The College views inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of its faculty. Applications should be routed via the Department of Neuroscience within the College of Natural Sciences and all positions are subject to the availability of funding. The Department of Neuroscience is seeking innovative candidates with outstanding research potential. These candidates may help build new areas of strength or build on existing strengths of learning and memory, addiction, ion channel structure/function, computational/theory and perceptual systems. The department also has close ties with the Dell Medical School providing many opportunities for collaborations with translational researchers in Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. These positions entail highly competitive salary and start-up funds commensurate with level of appointment. Successful candidates will be expected to develop and maintain an active research program within a collegial, collaborative, and vibrant academic environment. The University of Texas at Austin has strong and interactive research programs in Neuroscience, Computer and Computational Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, and Molecular Biology, with an established culture of cross disciplinary collaboration. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We greatly value multiculturalism and diversity. Women and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For more information on campus diversity initiatives visit: Austin is widely recognized as one of America’s most beautiful and livable cities, and the University recognizes the need to balance work and life. For information about the University’s life and work policies, including family friendly policies, visit:

Job Requirements

All tenure-track positions require a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in neuroscience or a related field.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Please apply via Interfolio ( and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and a statement describing the applicant’s contributions to diversity. Three letters of recommendation are required for all tenure-track applicants. Applications received by February 1, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Inquiries can be directed to Dan Johnston (, Department of Neuroscience.

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