Open Rank - Diversity in Cognitive Functioning

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 21, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Open Rank - Diversity in Cognitive Functioning

College/School/Unit: College of Liberal Arts
Department: Psychology
Posted: Oct 17, 2019
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 Diversity in Cognitive Aging. We are seeking a productive scholar whose research focuses on brain correlates of cognitive function in aging populations. Special emphasis will be placed on work including diverse populations (e.g., variability by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual identity, language or culture). 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 “Diversity in Cognitive Functioning in Late Life.” Contributions to the cluster will be an important facet of the faculty member's annual performance evaluations and consideration for promotion/tenure.

Faculty hired under the Diversity in Cognitive Aging cluster hire ( also will participate in the Texas Aging & Longevity Center ( New faculty hired under this initiative are expected to have degrees in fields such as human development and family studies, psychology, sociology, neuroscience, communications, 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 disparities in cognitive aging and the Texas Aging & Longevity Center, 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

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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