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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Neuroscience

The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Neuroscience
Austin, Texas is widely recognized as one of America’s most beautiful and livable cities, ran
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
Entry Level
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Job Details

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 candidates with outstanding research potential in all areas within neuroscience with research interests that are complementary to and build upon existing strengths of learning and memory, addiction, ion channel and G-protein coupled receptor structure and function, computational and theortical neuroscience, perceptual systems, biophysics and molecular neuroscience.

This position entails a highly competitive salary and start-up funds. Successful candidates will be expected to develop and maintain an active research program within a collegial, collaborative, and vibrant academic environment. The department 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.

Ranked among the top 10 of public universities in terms of undergradate education, UT-Austin is distinguished by a world-class faculty engaged in collaborative and highly interdisciplinary research. The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a tradition of promoting multiculturalism and diversity. For more information visit:

Austin is widely recognized as one of America’s most beautiful and livable cities, ranking within the top 5 in the 2021-22 US News and World Report list of Best Places to Live in the U.S. While a thriving and growing capitol city of Texas, Austin retains its college-town charm and is noted for a famed culture of music, arts, and cuisine, as well as vast green spaces, clear rivers/lakes/springs and extensive networks of trails. 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. or equivalent degree in neuroscience or a related field.

Application Instructions

Please apply via Interfolio ( and upload:

  1. cover letter
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. one-page document describing current and future research programs
  4. description of candidate’s contributions to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the scientific workforce
  5. three letters of recommendation

Applications received by November 15, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Amy Lee (, 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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