Faculty Professor in Neuroscience

University of Texas Austin Department of Neuroscience

United States


The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for faculty positions at any rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor – tenure-track or tenured) for joint appointments in the Dell Medical School (DMS) and College of Natural Sciences (CNS).

We seek innovative candidates with outstanding potential to synergize interdisciplinary investigations across areas of neuroscience at DMS (in the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, or Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences of the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences) and CNS (in the Department of Neuroscience). Areas of special interest are basic and applied studies of neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation, including those with translational potential. 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.

We are especially interested in candidates who are committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through innovations in mentoring, education, and outreach. The University views inclusiveness, teaching, and excellence as interconnected in the work of its faculty.

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 exciting academic environment.

The University of Texas at Austin has strong and interactive research programs in Neuroscience, Computer and Computational Science, Psychology, Pharmacology, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, and Molecular Biology, with an established culture of cross disciplinary collaboration. DMS is a rising top-tier school evolving new models of care centered on community health, education, and research. These joint faculty positions represent a unique opportunity to leverage established strengths of the University to change the world via discovery.

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: https://provost.utexas.edu/diversity. 

Austin is widely recognized as one of America’s most vibrant, livable, and growing 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: https://provost.utexas.edu/.


These positions require an M.D., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent degrees. 

Application Instructions

Please apply via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/83383) 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 April 1, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Inquiries can be directed to Jon Pierce (jonps@utexas.edu), Department of Neuroscience.

In your application, please refer to Professorpositions.com


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