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Cognitive Science in Rehabilitation Research (Open Rank, Tenure / Tenure-track)

Cognitive Science in Rehabilitation Research (Open Rank, Tenure / Tenure-track)

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology DISCIPLINE Nonspecific TYPE Faculty

The College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is recruiting an exceptional researcher for a new tenure track position to build on our current strengths in neurorehabilitation research through the development of a well-funded program that addresses cognitive impairments experienced by individuals across a broad spectrum of diagnoses through the lens of rehabilitation science.

Competitive applicants will have strong skills in fostering collaborations, expertise in cutting-edge research methodologies and design, and a strong desire to help shape the future of cognitive science in rehabilitation research. Candidates must possess a PhD in a field related to cognitive science and have extensive experience collaborating with rehabilitation scientists. Academic appointments will be in the College of Health Professions Department of Health Sciences & Research. Secondary academic appointments may be available in the College’s Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (e.g., Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Language Pathology) or other departments dependent on candidate qualifications and teaching interests. A joint VA research appointment (need not be a current VA investigator) is also a possibility. Applicants from underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Vision and Opportunity:


The successful applicant will collaborate with and complement current research teams/centers to help grow and expand cognitive science research in rehabilitation at MUSC.

Key centers and collaborative opportunities include:

It is expected that the successful candidate will become an integral member of the research faculty and strengthen collaborative relationships across multiple programs at MUSC including: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Psychiatry, Neurology, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Pathology, and/or Bioengineering.

Potential areas for collaboration include; cognitive assessments and interventions for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias; Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other conditions; neuroplasticity and cognitive rehabilitation; post-acute care services and outcomes for people with cognitive impairment; neuropsychological, language/communication, behavioral and psychosocial function related to cognitive impairment; neuromodulation methods (TMS, tDCS, VNS); neuroimaging (fMRI, PET, EEG, diffusion, MRS, TMS-fMRI-EEG); neurodegeneration biomarkers; advanced statistical approaches (machine learning); and connectomics.

Current Environment:

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is South Carolina’s only comprehensive academic health science center and the state’s largest medical complex. MUSC has an extensive research enterprise with 1,230 extramural awards totaling more than $284M in FY2019. MUSC provides an environment that is highly conducive for conducting research, especially for junior faculty. Substantial resources are available to support the development and ongoing needs of a well-funded program in cognitive science research in rehabilitation

The MUSC research infrastructure is headed by the Vice President of Research and comprised of multiple offices that support pre- and post-award functions including the Office of Research Development, the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, the Office of Research Integrity, and the Office of Clinical Research. Additionally, researchers are supported by the College of Health Professions Research Administration Team and the South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SCTR).

Charleston, South Carolina has frequently been voted, “Top Small City in the United States” in the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards. With a rich 300-year history, Charleston today is one of America's most beautifully preserved architectural and historical treasures and offers a wide variety of history, culture, arts, recreation and beautiful beaches. Charleston, the second largest city in South Carolina, is situated midway up the state’s Atlantic Ocean coastline at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. Originally named “Charles Towne” when founded in 1670, Charleston had 16,000 residents in 1790 and has grown to a population of just over 120,000 residents as of 2010.

Application Process:

Questions regarding the position (not the application process) can be directed to:

Michelle Woodbury OTR/L, PhD

Search Committee Chair


Phone: 843-792-1671

Review of candidates will begin in June 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

To be considered, please apply at the MUSC Human Resources site for this position:

Alternatively, please submit your CV and a 1-2 page Research Program Vision Statement to Michelle Woodbury

MUSC is an equal opportunity employer, supporting workplace diversity. MUSC is a drug-free workplace.

Join us and help build an internationally known

cognitive science research program at MUSC!

Additional Info

Contact Name : Michelle Woodbury

Contact Address : 171 Ashley Avenue, MSC 123, Charleston, SC 29425

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 843-792-1671

Instructions : To be considered, please apply at the MUSC Human Resources site for this position:

Alternatively, please submit your CV and a 1-2 page Research Program Vision Statement to Michelle Woodbury

Application Deadline : 12/31/2021

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