POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Mathematical Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is seeking a data scientist with expertise in statistical modeling for big data and/or high performance data analytics, for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Successful candidates are expected to develop productive research programs and will be required to mentor and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to direct Ph.D. dissertations in data science. Anticipated appointment date is fall 2019.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Mathematical Sciences is a highly productive department at UTEP and contributes to interdisciplinary programs across the university, including the Computational Science Program. Over the past few years its faculty members have published numerous peer reviewed manuscripts and helped secure millions of dollars in grants. Existing faculty expertise includes algebra and combinatorics, fixed point theory, statistics, bioinformatics, computational science, topology and applied mathematics. In the last six years, UTEP has been ranked in the top ten by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education for Mathematics and Statistics degrees conferred to Hispanic students both at the undergraduate and master’s levels. More information is available at the Department of Mathematical Sciences website: (http://math.utep.edu/).
ABOUT UTEP AND EL PASO: Located on the culturally vibrant U.S.-Mexico border, UTEP was founded in 1914 as the Texas School of Mines and Metallurgy, and has grown into a dynamic urban university with more than 25,000 students enrolled in 74 baccalaureate, 76 master's, and 22 doctoral programs. UTEP is nationally recognized for its leadership role in changing the face of U.S. higher education. Its student body, which is approximately 80% Hispanic, mirrors the population of the Paso del Norte region. As Texas and the United States become increasingly diverse, UTEP is positioned to play a critical role in ensuring that talented students of all backgrounds have the opportunity to realize their potential.
The University has a rapidly growing research enterprise in the sciences, engineering, health fields, and other areas, with research expenditures exceeding $95 million per year. UTEP is a member of the University of Texas System and ranks first nationally in the number of Hispanic graduates in Business Administration, Mathematics and Statistics, and Education, and third among all U.S. colleges and universities in the total number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics in all academic disciplines. UTEP remains committed to advancing higher education in the region and partners with the El Paso Community College to push toward the state's goal that 60 percent of Texans aged 25-34 earn a degree or certificate by the year 2030 (http://www.60x30tx.com/).
El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of almost 700,000 people, which offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. Shielded by mountains on three sides, El Paso experiences more than 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The city of El Paso is adjacent to both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it a leading area for cultural diversity and border health research. El Paso is the sixth largest city in Texas and 19th largest city in the United States. Its active arts and culture community features the state’s longest running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, history museums, and a full schedule of seasonal festivals and events. UTEP adds to the arts scene with an award-winning dinner theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum. For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I college athletics at Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center and Kidd Field. Southwest University Park located in El Paso’s lively downtown is home to the El Paso Chihuahuas, the San Diego Padres AAA baseball affiliate.
In 2010 and 2018, El Paso received an All-America City Award. El Paso is consistently ranked as one of the safest large cities in the U.S.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a data science related area, a strong record of research accomplishments, and the capacity to secure extramural funding. Postdoctoral experience will be given preference.
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, and 6) complete contact information for at least three references.
To apply, please visit http://utep.edu/employment.
Hiring decisions are based upon budget approval.
In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.
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.
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