The University of Texas at Dallas — Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences – Neurobiology (Faculty)

Biological Sciences

Salary Range

Pay Basis

Position Status
Regular full-time


Job Summary
The Department of Biological Sciences ( in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) invites applications for a tenure-system faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with strong research and teaching accomplishments in fundamental mechanisms of neurodevelopment, neuroinflammation, neurogenomics, neurodegeneration and other emerging areas of neurobiology are encouraged to apply. We especially encourage applications from candidates using novel experimental and computational approaches to address broad and significant research questions in neurobiology that complement and expand existing departmental and University strengths. 

Neurobiology research thrives at UTD – faculty members from Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences and Neuroscience are engaged in highly collaborative interdisciplinary studies. The Center of Advanced Pain Studies is one of the major collaboration centers at UTD in which many faculty members across the University come together with diverse research approaches to address chronic pain. A successful candidate will find a highly engaging and collaborative intellectual environment. As a tier-one research intensive university, UTD touts state- of-the-art core research facilities as well as modern research facilities to support the most advanced transdisciplinary research activities ( UTD is dedicated to recruiting and advancing a diverse faculty body that reflects the enormously diverse community of the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. 

Applicants should upload a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of research philosophy; statement of teaching philosophy/experience; course evaluations (if available); a writing sample and the full contact information for at least three academic or professional references. Candidates from underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. 

Minimum Education and Experience 

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

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 

Important Message 

  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.