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Open Rank - Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Company: University of Texas at Dallas
Location: Richardson
Posted on: January 23, 2023

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Open Rank - Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

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The Department of Psychology in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS) at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) is accepting applications for a tenure system position in developmental cognitive neuroscience. We particularly seek mid-career applicants with strong, funded research programs. Candidates at all levels with funded or highly fundable research will be considered if their interests and strengths are highly aligned with the desired area. Candidates who use innovative methodological or analytical approaches to the measurement of brain activity or structure are particularly sought. Preference will be given to applicants with interests in development during late childhood and adolescence and its relevance for understanding trajectories of cognitive and neural change across the remainder of the lifespan.Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate level courses in lifespan developmental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and developmental cognitive neuroscience, and mentoring of doctoral, master's-level, and undergraduate students. The successful candidate will become a faculty member of UT Dallas' Center for Vital Longevity ( Their laboratory and primary office facilities will be located in the Center, a short distance from the UT Dallas Sammons Imaging Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center.


Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent and demonstrate their commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and service, which includes a strong commitment to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. All candidates are expected to work effectively in a highly collaborative, engaging, and dynamic environment comprising individuals of diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. The appointment commences August 1, 2023. A doctoral degree is required. Mid-level and senior candidates, and junior candidates with postdoctoral training will be preferred.

Application Instructions
Applicants should upload the following:

* cover letter and full curriculum vitae summarizing their interests and their qualifications for the position, including past and/or anticipated future efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion;* statement of teaching philosophy describing (at a minimum) their conceptualizations of teaching and learning, teaching and assessment methods, and how their teaching philosophy and practices foster (or will foster) equitable and inclusive learning environments;* statement of research interests describing (at a minimum) past, present, and future research and how they have fostered (or will foster) equitable and inclusive research environments;* a writing/publication sample (optional); and* full contact information for at least three academic or professional references.

Reviews will commence as completed applications are received and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed on April 1, 2023. Priority will be given to completed applications received by December 1, 2022.

The University and Community

Rich with visual and performing arts venues, museum districts, professional and semi-professional athletics teams, botanical gardens, accessible trails and so much more, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex has something for everyone to explore. UT Dallas partners with regional higher education institutions and school districts and with the (Richardson IQ), a major hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and educational activities.

UT Dallas is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world. A diversity of people, ideas and perspectives is crucial to our vision and mission. UT Dallas is a place where members of the community from all backgrounds are welcomed, treated fairly, and encouraged in their pursuit of excellence.

UT Dallas is consistently ranked among the "Best of the Best Colleges" for LGBTQ Inclusion by Campus Pride. The hosts a variety of programs and initiatives to cultivate a culture of equity and belonging for all members of the campus community. "LilyPad" lactation facilities are located throughout campus. The University currently supports several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that are communities of faculty and staff from various identities along with advocates and allies (e.g., Black Faculty and Staff Alliance, Universal Access ERG, Military and Veteran ERG).

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action

The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living and working environment that is welcoming, respectful and inclusive of all members of the university community. The University against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an university.

Minimum Education and Experience
An earned graduate degree appropriate to the academic discipline and a record of productivity and professional achievement.

Preferred Education and Experience
Successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Science, or Experimental Psychology with evidence of scholarly contributions and ability to compete for extramural support in the field of experimental psychology and/or cognitive neuroscience.

Excellent, innovative researcher whose research program would synergize with current faculty, who could successfully teach needed coursework, and whose expertise would support innovation related to core goals in psychology (including increasing lifespan development research profile). Mid-career researcher preferred. Well-funded scholar preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence
Prepare and teach undergraduate and/or graduate classes
Contribute assessment information and data as requested
Mentor and/or advise undergraduate and/or graduate students
Establish and/or continue an independent line of research
Continue to expand professional influence in the academic discipline through research and/or publication
Engage in service within the academic unit, the university, and the profession as appropriate based on teaching and research constraints

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1) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.

2) UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its programs and activities, including in admission and enrollment. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Director of Institutional Equity at or the Title IX Coordinator at, or call 972-883-5331.

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