Open Rank, Tenured/Tenure Track Professor in Neuroscience

The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Neuroscience
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Highly competitive salary and start-up funds commensurate with level of appointment.
Closing date
Dec 10, 2021

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Graduate School or University
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time

Job Details

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 impactful researchers, teachers and scholarly community builders, who are also committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. The College is interested in and values candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations, and have demonstrated a commitment to improving the diversity, equity and inclusivity of their academic communities. The College views inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of its faculty.

The Department is seeking innovative candidates with outstanding research potential. These candidates may help build new areas of strength or build on existing strengths in the fields of learning and memory, addiction, ion channel structure and function, computational and theoretical neuroscience, sensory systems, and synaptic plasticity. The department also has close ties with the Dell Medical School providing opportunities for collaboration 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, Psychology, Computer and Computational Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, and Molecular Biology, with an established culture of cross disciplinary collaboration. 

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:


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

Application Instructions

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.

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 November 15, 2021 will receive full consideration.

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


The University of Texas at Austin's Department of Neuroscience faculty study molecular, cellular, behavioral, and computational neuroscience, with the goals of elucidating the mechanisms underlying brain function and providing a deeper understanding of brain disease and cognitive disorders. Research programs investigate areas including learning and memory, addiction, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Down syndrome, and epilepsy.
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