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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Psychology

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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Psychology





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The Department of Psychology in the College of Science at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for TWO open-rank and open-area tenure-track faculty position (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor). We are seeking candidates with expertise in behavioral and brain science who can complement our existing strengths in the area(s) of cognition, health, and/or neuroscience. The use of innovative methodological or analytic approaches (e.g., physiological, neuroimaging, computational modeling, artificial intelligence, etc.) is desirable and research aimed at understanding brain health (e.g., healthy aging, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, mental health, or neurological disorders, etc.) in either human or animal research will be viewed favorably. A track record of external funding will be weighed significantly for senior positions.
UT Arlington is currently establishing a Clinical Imaging Research Center that will house a 3 Tesla MRI dedicated to research. The university also plans to launch the Arlington Study of Healthy Aging, an interdisciplinary initiative aimed at understanding the mechanisms of age-related functional decline. Competitive applications that align with these strategic initiatives will be given special consideration.

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CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will be committed to excellence in research, teaching, and service, and will be expected to supervise graduate and/or undergraduate student research and teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum requirements for this position include: (1) a Ph.D. or equivalent in Psychology, Neuroscience, or closely related discipline; (2) strong publication record or strong publication potential; (3) evidence of existing funding or potential to develop a strong research program with external funding; and (4) commitment to quality teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Department Information:

The Department of Psychology, which is housed within the College of Science, offers both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master of Science in Psychology (Specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology), a Master of Science in Learning Analytics, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology. Additional information about our graduate and undergraduate programs can be found at Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solution / Global Impact, UT Arlington fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching with a focus on five broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable communities, global environmental impact, data-driven discovery, and culture and societal transformations ( Successful candidates will be encouraged to develop collaborations through strategic initiatives within UTA and established university partners. The department has active intra-institutional collaborations with the Departments of Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Kinesiology, Biomedical Engineering, and the School of Social Work and School of Nursing and Health Innovation, as well as inter-institutional collaborations.

University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

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The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply applicants should go to submit the following materials: (1) Curriculum Vitae [required](2) Cover Letter [required, 2-page maximum](3) Statement of Research Interests and Goals [3-page maximum] (4) Statement of Teaching Interests and Expertise [3-page maximum](5) Representative Publications [3 maximum] (6) Course/Teaching Evaluations(7) Names And Contact Information of Three References [required] DeadlineReview of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. QuestionsContact Dr. Yuan Bo Peng ( For more information about UTA, please visit:

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