Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Position open until filled

University Information

Situated within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, UT Arlington is a diverse academic community of students working together with faculty committed to outstanding teaching, research, and scholarship. With a global enrollment of approximately 60,000 students, The University of Texas at Arlington is the largest institution in North Texas. It is one of 131 universities nationwide to receive the R-1: Doctoral Universities—Very High Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list for the top doctoral research universities in the United States. In 2021, UTA received the Texas Tier One designation reserved for the state’s top institutions for academic and research excellence and the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award (HEED) award for outstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. The University ranks No. 1 nationally in the Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list, is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution and has approximately 240,000 alumni making an impact across Texas and beyond.


UTA currently requires periodic COVID-19 testing for all employees.


Department and College/School Information

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Texas at Arlington offers BS, MS and PhD degrees in biomedical engineering. With a student enrollment of close to 400 students, 15 tenured and tenure-track faculty and 1 teaching faculty, the Department is poised for rapid expansion. Research expenditure now exceeds $300,000 per faculty and is expected to grow. Guided by the University’s Strategic Plan of Bold Solutions, Global Impact and major themes of Health, and The Human Condition and Data-driven Discovery, the Department fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to accelerate these thematic areas. The Department also enjoys a joint graduate program in biomedical engineering with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and recently established a MD-PhD program with the Texas Christian University Medical School. The geographical location of the Department is ideal for collaboration with many major medical institutions and facilities that are located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  The student body in the Department is diverse with approximately 50% female and a significant group from underrepresented population in engineering.


Diversity Statement

Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Job Summary

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position to teach, conduct research, and service in bioengineering with emphasis on machine learning applied to experimental bioengineering. The ideal candidate would have a background that combines computational methods with wet lab experience. Of particular interest are candidates with a background in systems biology who have informatics skills but can also generate and validate synthetic nucleic acid or protein constructs in the lab. Candidates with exceptional strengths and expertise in either computational or experimental approaches will be considered even if they lack expertise in both. The candidate is expected to create synergy with existing departmental efforts in cancer and cardiovascular research and nanomedicine. We seek faculty members with outstanding qualifications who strongly favor collaborative research and share the University’s core values of high standards of excellence in innovative and collaborative research, combined with fostering an open and inclusive environment that promotes participation of underrepresented groups in research.

Candidates should show evidence of exceptional research and teaching promise and are expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program and provide leadership in the formation of state-of-the-art research and education programs related to their area of expertise, including developing and teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Ideal candidates will have a broad understanding and interest in interdisciplinary studies and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education through their research, teaching, and service.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The successful applicant will establish a nationally and internationally recognized independent research program evidenced by publications and external research funding; develop and work collaboratively on academic courses and increase the visibility of the department and profession through research, teaching, national relationship building, collaboration, and networking: develop collaborative research and educational activities with the Multi-Interprofessionnal Center for Health Informatics (https://michi.uta.edu/). The individual will contribute to and participate in fostering a culture of inclusion in support of the university diversity goals.


Required qualifications

  • A PhD in bioengineering, quantitative biology, computational biology or related field or current enrollment in one such doctoral program with a completion date no later than six months of hire.
  • Evidence of cultural competence and demonstrated success working with diverse populations is required.


Preferred qualifications

Examples of preferred qualifications are as follows, but are not limited to these:

  • Experience in the area of machine learning guided experimental bioengineering.
  • A strong background working with inferential statistics, machine learning, data analytics, emerging technologies (AI, VR, etc.). Expertise with modern deep learning frameworks such as pytorch, tensorflow, and keras is preferred.
  • Experience in bioengineering research design and research methods with a demonstrated ability to publish research findings
  • A strong background and experience in proteomics.
  • A strong background in experimental systems biology.


Special Instructions to Applicant

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at: https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/16208 . A complete application includes: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) statement of research and teaching interests and goals, 3) statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 4) names and contact information of three references.


The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus. UTA also encourages applications from veterans.