Cognitive Aging Position The University of Texas at San Antonio
The Department of Psychology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications from researchers with a background in cognitive psychology and aging at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. This position supports ongoing university and college-level initiatives in brain health and health disparities. Expertise in advanced quantitative and/or human neuroscience methods is desirable, but not required. The successful applicant will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in this area (e.g., cognitive psychology, cognitive aging), to teach other courses appropriate to their expertise, direct masters and doctoral students, maintain a successful research program, and secure extramural funding. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a closely related field; a record of publications, teaching, and mentoring commensurate with rank; and a commitment to inclusion and diversity.
The Psychology Department hosts one of the largest majors on campus and offers degree programs at the BA, MS, and PhD level. Students at each level have opportunities to assist in faculty research. Although our faculty represent many of the traditional subfields of Psychology, most research within the department, from whichever subfield, has implications for health outcomes (broadly construed). For more about the department, please visit our web site at http://hcap.utsa.edu/psychology/. Psychology faculty have a history of collaboration with researchers at the University of Texas Health San Antonio, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, Veterans Administration, Pearson Testing Company, San Antonio Military Medical Center (including Brooke Army Medical Center) and the Institute for Army Surgical Research, and the STRONG STAR Consortium. San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the United States. UTSA is an integral part of the San Antonio community, and a major economic driver in the region. San Antonio’s rich history and cosmopolitan character, extensive recreational opportunities, low cost-of-living, excellent health care, and temperate climate make it a highly desirable place to live.
Required qualifications: Successful candidates are required to have a doctorate degree in Psychology or a closely related field, expertise in cognition and aging research, an appropriate record of publications, teaching, and mentoring for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor; and demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity. ABD candidates with anticipated graduation before August 2023 will be considered. Applicants should have and a research agenda with potential for high impact publications and extramural funding. Appointments are contingent upon Board of Regents’ approval.
Preferred qualifications: Expertise in statistical analyses; expertise in human neuroscience; history of external funding; teaching experience in relevant areas; history of student mentoring at the undergraduate, MS, and PhD levels; demonstrated intellectual contributions to the area of inclusion and diversity. Research with applications to age-related sensory, cognitive, or motor disorders is also welcomed.
Compensation: Compensation will be commensurate with applicant qualifications.
Application Instructions: Applicants should submit their application packages to the Talent Acquisition System at UTSA https://www.utsa.edu/hr/employment/
Application packages must contain the following information:
1) Curriculum Vitae
2) Statement of research interests (2-page limit) that includes discussion on the role diversity and inclusion play in an academic environment
3) Statement of teaching philosophy and interests that includes discussion on the role diversity and inclusion play in an academic environment, and list of courses taught (2-page limit).
4) Copies of 3 publications (or pre-prints) of candidate’s research
5) Complete contact information and letters from three professional references.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by October 15, 2022. For further information, contact Edward Golob, PhD, chair of search committee firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022. At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may be closed once a sufficient number of qualified applications has been received. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applicants selected for interviews must show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire, and employment is contingent upon a successful background check. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. UTSA is a tobacco-free campus.
UTSA is a multicultural discovery institution that currently enrolls more than 32,000 students. UTSA is an R1, urban-serving, Hispanic thriving enterprise deeply committed to student success and academic excellence including growing doctoral education. Over half of the student population are first generation college students. Successful candidates must demonstrate their ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations and support the University’s commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success. Demonstrated intellectual contributions linked to diversity, inclusion and/or inclusive excellence may include: experience in multicultural, diversity and power and privilege practice, demonstrated experience successfully teaching, mentoring, and advising diverse, underserved students, including students of color and non-traditional students.
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