Position The College of Education and the Institute for Early Life Adversity at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin invites qualified candidates to apply for an open-rank tenure-track position for a cross-disciplinary researcher in child cognitive development and early life adversity (e.g., child neuropsychologist, developmental neuroimager).
Description The successful candidate for this position will be joining the UT Austin faculty as part of the provost’s Cluster and Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative<provost.utexas.edu/cluster-and-interdisciplinary-hiring-initiative> and will join an interdisciplinary group of scholars participating in the University’s Bridging Barriers<bridgingbarriers.utexas.edu/> Grand Challenge initiative, Whole Communities – Whole Health<bridgingbarriers.utexas.edu/whole-communities-whole-health/>. The candidate will likely have a joint appointment within both the College of Education and the Institute, and will be expected to actively participate as a core member of Whole Communities-Whole Health. Contributions to the cluster will be an important facet of the faculty member’s annual performance evaluations and consideration for promotion and tenure.
Required Qualifications We welcome applications from candidates with the following required qualifications:
1. Engagement in high-quality scholarship, with a focus on research that investigates the links between, and impacts of, early life environments and adversity, broadly defined, on typical and atypical neurobiological development. This could include, but is not limited to, investigating the impact of adversity, created and/or exacerbated by social and structural forces that marginalize minority communities, on the neurobiology of psychological or physical health.
2. An earned doctorate in Psychology, Neuroscience, Education, or related field(s).
1. Record of, or potential for, scholarly excellence focused on one or more of the following areas: Neurobiology of psychological and physical health, Developmental neurobiology. 2. Demonstrated record of, or high potential for, securing extramural research funding, and 3. Experience or capacity to teach and mentor students from diverse backgrounds and advance the College’s mission of equity and excellence.
Applicants should demonstrate a strong capacity for, and a commitment to, interdisciplinary approaches and collaborative research across disciplines within Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, and related fields. Preference will be given to applicants working with human subjects from diverse populations.
Application Instructions Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please provide all requested materials by November 15, 2019. Only electronic applications will be accepted via Interfolio. Upload materials at apply.interfolio.com/70038<apply.interfolio.com/70038>. Be sure to include the following:
1. Full Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) 2. A cover letter with contact information 3. Research Statement that includes research accomplishments and future research direction 4. Teaching Statement that includes the courses that you would be interested in and willing to teach. 5. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) statement detailing how your teaching, service, advising and/or scholarship has helped or will help to address education, health and/or social disparities. 6. A list of 3 professional references with contact information
Applicants should also have a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring with a focus on enhancing equity and inclusion in the field and in practice. UT Austin is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive excellence. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to our commitment to the engagement and inclusion of diverse audiences in higher education through research, teaching at all levels, mentorship of graduate students and postdocs, and service. UT Austin is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies (provost.utexas.edu/faculty-affairs/life-and-work). UT Austin is an equal opportunity institution that is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We encourage qualified applicants from underrepresented communities to apply. The College of Education has consistently been ranked among the top 10 nationally, and among the top 5 public colleges of education in the country. The College promotes the shared values of equity, inclusion, excellence, innovation, empowerment, and community-focus, and endeavors to bridge research and practice. The College of Education provides excellent faculty support, including an Office of Educational Research Support, an Instructional Innovation Support Center, and an Instructional Technology Center. The Institute for Early Life Adversity Research is housed within the Department of Psychiatry and the Mulva Institute for the Neurosciences at Dell Medical School. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Katie Matteson (512) 471-2754 or <>. Questions about the position can be directed to the co-chairs of the search committee: Dr. Chris McCarthy (<>) and Dr. Jody Jensen (<>).