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Faculty, Neural Engineering

UT Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Dallas, Texas
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 16, 2023

Job Details

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas, TX invites applications for a full-time tenured/tenure track faculty position in neural engineering. Highly qualified senior postdoctoral fellows with outstanding publications and extramural research funding may be eligible for UTSW’s prestigious Endowed Scholars program and are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are especially interested in candidates who will provide inspirational leadership in research and initiate collaborative opportunities across the medical center. BME faculty work closely with clinical and basic research faculty in the highly collaborative UTSW Medical Center environment, translating new technologies into medical solutions. All faculty members are expected to be enthusiastic mentors to trainees and actively engage in the teaching mission of the department.


The successful candidate is expected to develop innovative clinically translatable technologies and solutions to challenging clinical conditions. Grounded on exceptionally strong neuroscience and neurology research at UTSW, the candidate will also integrate with a network of researchers at the world-class Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute.

This research focused position will include responsibility for teaching graduate students and mentoring trainees. Specific focus areas of research are open but may include brain-machine interfaces, neuroimaging, neurostimulation, robotics, neuroinformatics and implantable or wearable neuro devices.


The ideal candidate will have earned a Ph.D., an M.D. or an equivalent degree in Biomedical Engineering or a related field. A demonstrated potential for innovations in neural engineering is desirable. Highly competitive applicants will have education and/or experience in one or more of the following:

  • Biomedical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, neuroscience, psychology, physical sciences, or robotics.
  • Track record of scholarly research.
  • Familiarity with extramural funding, impactful publications, and excellent technical writing skills.

About the Department of Biomedical Engineering

UTSW established the Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2022 to drive programmatic integration in biomedical engineering and address emerging clinical and scientific challenges in medicine and biology using innovative technologies. Anchored by outstanding faculty, motivated trainees, and exceptional clinical and engineering infrastructure, the department strives to create innovative systems and methods that will play an active role in transforming the current disease care system into a genuine health care enterprise.


Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application describing professional background, three professional references, research directions and mentorship statement. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please e-mail Somelea Neville ( at UT Southwestern Medical Center for additional information. Applications must be submitted online via the UT Southwestern Careers website.

Applications submitted before July 1, 2023 will receive full consideration with a targeted start date of fall 2023.

Consideration may be given to applicants seeking less than a full-time schedule. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit:


For more than 75 years, UT Southwestern Medical Center has been healing, discovering, and educating health professionals as one of the nation’s top academic medical centers. More than 18,000 employees strong, the UT Southwestern family is diverse and driven to succeed. We seek challenges and opportunities for growth, and we are dedicated to making a difference in the world. In other words, we are people like you.

If you’re ready to push boundaries and work alongside the sharpest minds in health care and biomedical science, consider joining UT Southwestern, where you’ll enjoy generous benefits, and a world of opportunity where you can help shape the future of medicine, today.

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