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Sep 28, 2022

Open Rank Faculty Position at UT Dallas

Position Description 

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 at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level. We invite applicants with strong programs of research, with funding or strong potential for funding. 

Preference will be given to researchers pursuing innovative research in computational modeling relevant to the advancement of knowledge in cognitive science, defined broadly to include affective, social, perceptual, neural, and cognitive representations/processes. Computational approaches may include, but are not limited to: Bayesian modeling, deep neural networks, probabilistic graphical modeling, reinforcement learning, computational psychometrics, graph theory, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. 

Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate level courses in cognitive science, computational modeling, and/or advanced statistics courses, as well as mentoring of doctoral, master’s-level, and undergraduate students. 


Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent and demonstrate their commitment to excellence in teaching, research, 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 comprised of individuals of diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. The appointment commences August 1, 2023. A doctoral degree is required. Postdoctoral training is desirable. 

The Department and School 

The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) is a Carnegie Tier 1 (R1) research university that is one of the fastest growing institutions in the US (#2 last year), and until our 50th anniversary last year, was ranked by Times Higher Education as the top US university under the age of 50. Faculty in BBS are based on the main campus, and at three research centers located in central Dallas near the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), with which there are strong collaborative relationships. 

The UT Dallas BrainHealth Imaging Center houses two Siemens Magnetom Prisma 3T MRI scanners, which are used by many BBS investigators. UTSW houses the Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC), an inter-institutional facility that provides more advanced neuroimaging resources, including very high field MRI (7T), MEG, and PET. Core facilities include EEG, TMS, tDCS, eye trackers, and other physiological measurement devices. 

The Department of Psychology includes faculty affiliated with the Center for Children and Families, the Center for Vital Longevity, and the Center for BrainHealth. The department is home to doctoral programs in Psychology and Cognition and Neuroscience, Master’s programs in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience, Psychology, and Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders, and Bachelor’s programs in Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Child Learning and Development. 

Application Instructions 

Applicants should upload the following via the online application
  • 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 March 1st, 2023. Priority will be given to completed applications received by December 1st, 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 Innovation Quarter (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 Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 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 prohibits unlawful discrimination 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 equal opportunity/affirmative action university.