Open Rank - Reducing Health Disparities: Innovative Biosocial Approaches

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 20, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Open Rank - Reducing Health Disparities: Innovative Biosocial Approaches

College/School/Unit: College of Liberal Arts
Department: Psychology
Posted: Jan 8, 2020
Apply By: Open until filled


The Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking a faculty member to contribute to a University-wide cluster hiring initiative in Reducing Health Disparities: Innovative Biosocial Approaches. We are seeking a productive scholar whose research focuses on reducing health disparities. Priority will be given to scholars who employ neuroimaging. The position will be at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. Duties will include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, research, and service. Applicants must have a PhD in Psychology or a related discipline, have a clearly defined and productive research agenda, and demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence.


The successful candidate for this position will be joining the UT Austin faculty as part of the Cluster and Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative. This initiative is designed to supplement departmentally-based hiring practices and norms and extend collaborative research and scholarship. This new initiative is authorizing up to 40 new faculty hires whose interdisciplinary areas of knowledge cross the boundaries of existing academic departments. The selected candidate will be expected to actively participate as a core member of “Biosocial Approaches to Health Disparities.” Contributions to the cluster will be an important facet of the faculty member's annual performance evaluations and consideration for promotion/tenure.

Interdisciplinary cluster hiring in biosocial approaches to health disparities is coordinated by the Population Research Center (PRC). New faculty hired under this initiative are expected to have degrees in fields such as psychology, neuroscience, human development and family studies, economics, sociology, public health, public policy, medicine, or other related disciplines. Candidates should have a record of interdisciplinary work and funded research.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a description of fit with the cluster hiring initiative in biosocial approaches to health disparities, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of contributions to diversity, three publications, and the names of three referees. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of Texas is an AA/EEO employer, deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias. We welcome applications by individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, sexual orientation, age, and ability backgrounds. If you have any questions about this position, please contact the chair of the search committee, Andreana Haley, Ph.D. at Further information about the Psychology department at UT Austin can be found here:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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