2018-19 Professor of Neuroscience of Communication

Austin, TX
Jan 07, 2019
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Four-Year Institution
2018-19 Professor of Neuroscience of Communication

Austin, TX
Open Date:
Aug 29, 2018

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking an individual to fill a full-time faculty position in the neuroscience of communication beginning in August 2019. A joint appointment with the UT Dell Medical School/Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences will be considered for candidates with appropriate credentials and experience. Candidates with established research programs and experience in the neurobiology of communication are preferred, with the potential to complement and build programmatically on active research in the Department’s Brain and Behavioral Sciences Laboratory (BBSL). The multiple-PI BBSL aims to foster basic science as well as clinical and translational research in the neuroscience of communication and communication disorders. The BBSL houses state-of-the-art, versatile neuroimaging technologies, including an in-house EEG system and mock MRI scanner, as well as behavioral testing suites with video and audio monitoring, and facilities for computing/conferencing. BBSL investigators are also engaged in research employing MRI/fMRI and ECoG at UT Austin and with outside clinical collaborators. Existing research includes active collaborations with the Department of Psychology, the Department of Neurology at Dell Medical School, and the Institute for Neuroscience at UT Austin.


All current and emerging areas in the cognitive neuroscience of communication will be considered, including neural mechanisms supporting perceptual, motor, and cognitive-linguistic aspects of communication, with potential research methodologies encompassing structural and functional neuroimaging, invasive or noninvasive electrophysiology, genetics, cellular and molecular neurobiology, and computational modeling.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following professional qualifications:
• Evidence of collaborative engagement and successful partnerships in neuroscience research and education
• Evidence of research and scholarship productivity and a strong record of success in extramural funding
• Experience with undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral teaching and training

This is a 9-month tenure-track position at the Associate/Full Professor Level. Summer teaching associated with this 9-month position is available, but not guaranteed. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is CAA accredited and offers BS, MA, AuD and PhD degrees.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching philosophy, and names of three references. Applications must be made via Interfolio's ByCommittee solution. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one before applying for the position. If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email [email protected] or call (877) 997-8807. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2018, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Maya Henry, [email protected] (512-471-7720) or

Craig Champlin, [email protected] (512-471-6345), Search Committee Chairs, if you have questions about the position.

The Moody College of Communication is committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curriculum, and it welcomes applicants who can contribute to achieving these objectives. The University of Texas at Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more information visit http://www.utexas.edu/tobaccofree/.