Assistant Professor Neuroscience
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Rio Grande Valley
Division of Health Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Scope of Job:
We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's
diverse student body as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine (SOM) beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year. The position is for an entry-level bilingual English/Spanish assistant professor. A primary responsibility of this position will be to support research efforts targeted to study the associations of cerebrovascular diseases, dementia, Alzheimer's disease and the built environment, specifically the neighborhood. Candidates for this position are expected to strengthen and complement our research on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. The selected candidate will establish independent research programs that successfully attract extramural funding, actively contribute to SOM development, and mission.
MD or MD/PhD or PhD in a relevant biomedical field.
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
This hiring initiative focuses on the area of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Candidates for this position are expected to strengthen and complement our research on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in minority groups, particularly Hispanics. Applicants should demonstrate evidence of strong potential for significant productivity in research. Successful candidates will demonstrate potential for establishing multidisciplinary collaborations, the ability to involve both undergraduate and graduate students in research activities.
MD/PhD degree, bilingual (English-Spanish).
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
License or Certification Required?:
Number of Vacancies:
Desired Start Date:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest. Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
§51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week
and at least 135 days in length.
Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/34109
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