Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

University of Texas Austin

United States


The Department of Neuroscience at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

We seek outstanding candidates with innovative research proposals in all areas of neuroscience to build upon existing strengths in the fields of learning and memory, computational and theoretical neuroscience, cellular and sensory systems, addiction, developmental neuroscience, biophysics, and synaptic plasticity. 

This position comprises a highly competitive salary and start-up funds. We expect new faculty to develop and maintain an ambitious research program within a vibrant and collegial academic environment. The department values candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to student and trainee mentorship.

Ranked among the top ten public universities and the flagship campus of The University of Texas System, UT Austin is distinguished by a world-class faculty engaged in highly collaborative and interdisciplinary research among programs in Neuroscience, Psychology, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, and Molecular Biosciences. Close ties with the new Dell Medical School provide additional opportunities for collaboration with translational researchers in Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry.

Austin is widely recognized as one of America’s most beautiful and livable cities with vast green spaces. The burgeoning capital of Texas, Austin retains its college-town charm and is famed for music, arts, and local cuisine.

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:


A Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in neuroscience or a related field.

Application Instructions

Please observe page limits and upload the following via Interfolio by November 17, 2023:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Two-page research proposal
  4. One-page description of academic accomplishments
  5. One-page description of mentorship experience
  6. Three recommendation letters

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