After graduating in 2015, Nick joined the Baylor faculty as a Lecturer in German, where he taught in the German and Linguistics programs. In August 2018, he joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin as an Assistant Professor of Second Language Studies in the Department of Germanic Studies. He teaches German and Linguistics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and heads the Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Lab. His primary research focus is the interaction between second language pedagogy and sentence processing. This research centers on describing how learners process sentences and understanding the effectiveness of psycholinguistically motivated instructional techniques. He has most recently conducted studies on the acquisition of the accusative case in German, the effects of prosody in the development of a second language grammar, the acquisition of grammatical gender, and the effectiveness of Processing Instruction.