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Job ID: 167881

Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at El Paso

Date Posted Sep. 23, 2021
Title Assistant Professor
University The University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX, United States
Department Mathematical Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
    Computer/Information Sciences
    Biology - Computational
    Biology - Biostatistics

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Mathematical Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is seeking a mathematical scientist with expertise in computational modeling for bioinformatics data analysis to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Successful candidates are expected to develop productive research programs, mentor and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to direct Ph.D. dissertations in computational science. Candidates with experience in industry and/or applied interdisciplinary research projects are encouraged to apply. Anticipated appointment date is fall 2022.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Mathematical Sciences, consisting of nearly 30 tenure and tenure-track faculty, contribute to interdisciplinary programs across the university including the College of Science Computational Science Program. Notable faculty accomplishments of the productive faculty include the publication of high impact peer reviewed manuscripts and annual research expenditures of $1.5m. The faculty have significant expertise in the areas of algebra and combinatorics, fixed point theory, statistics, bioinformatics, computational science, topology, data science and applied mathematics. An exciting development for the Department is the recent approval of a new Data Science doctoral program that started in spring 2021. Lastly, UTEP consistently ranks in the top ten by Diverse Issues in Higher Education for Mathematics and Statistics degrees conferred to Hispanic undergraduate and master’s degree students. More information is available at the Department of Mathematical Sciences’ website:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D., postdoctoral experience, a strong record of research accomplishments and the capacity to secure extramural funding.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Teaching experience in computational biology or bioinformatics is preferred.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must submit: 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research interests, 4) brief outline of teaching philosophy, 5) copies of up to three relevant authored or co-authored publications, 6) statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 7) complete contact information for at least three references.

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Hiring decisions are based upon budget approval.

  • The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee’s or prospective employee’s right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.

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Contact Information

  • Bioinformatics Office
    Mathematical Sciences
    The University of Texas at El Paso
    500 W University Dr.
    El Paso, TX 79968
  • (915) 747-8484


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