Professor/Endowed Chair in Brain Health
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has embarked on a focused cluster hiring plan to recruit top-tier researchers over a four year period. UTSA and the Brain Health Initiative are seeking applicants with national recognition in research and expertise in brain health including neurodegenerative disease, traumatic brain injury, and other brain disorders, to assume an endowed full professorship and undertake a leadership role within the UTSA Brain Health Initiative. Applicants should possess a strong history of productive, well-funded research and evidence of past leadership experience. The UTSA Brain Health Initiative is an interdisciplinary, research-dedicated program that encompasses a broad spectrum of research interests and expertise including neuroscience, regenerative medicine, medicinal chemistry, biomedical engineering and data analytics. State-of-the-art laboratory facilities encompassing an entire floor of a new research building will be dedicated to Brain Health interdisciplinary research. UTSA has long pursued excellence in the study of the brain through its existing Neurosciences Institute (http://neuroscience.utsa.edu), which has active participation from approximately 25 primary investigators and their research teams. To this strength, expertise has been added in brain-related neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Additional groups at UTSA are focused on regenerative medicine, stem cell therapies, medicinal chemistry, drug design, neuroinflammation and the use of data analytics to study the pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and potential treatment of diseases or debilitations impacting brain health.
UTSA is a minority serving institution (serves a diverse population and is) well situated to foster studies of health disparities associated with brain health, and enjoys partnerships with multiple academic, research and medical institutions within San Antonio and the South Texas region. The UTSA Brain Health Initiative aligns with the University of Texas System statewide Brain Initiative which integrates top researchers from UT’s 15 academic and health institutions to explore new convergent research in the field of brain health.