Research Assistant Professor

Research Assistant Professor

DISCIPLINE Nonspecific TYPE Post-Doctoral Research

Applications are invited for an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Health Professions, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The person will work on projects that investigate cochlear and efferent auditory mechanisms in children. More specifically, the candidate will work on developing and applying novel biomedical signal processing strategies for time-frequency analysis of otoacoustic emissions and for other auditory signals. The candidate will be encouraged to work on independent projects and will be expected to seek external grant funding. This position is available for one year only. Minimum qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, speech and hearing sciences, signal processing, or a related discipline with some experience in otoacoustic emissions and/or other auditory signals. UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to research, student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions and are committed to UTRGV’s strategic plan, vision, mission, values, and core priorities. Please view our strategic plan at Review of applications will commence on May 14, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The goal is a start date of September 1, 2019.

UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Applications should be submitted electronically using the jobs portal on the UTRGV Human Resources web site ( The posting number is FRGV0885.

Additional Info

Application Deadline : 0000-00-00 00:00:00

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Contact Address : Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders 1201 West University Drive, EHABW 1.320 Edinburg, TX 78539

Contact Phone : 956-665-3582

Contact Email :

Contact Name : Dr. Teri Mata-Pistokache

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