Assistant Professor- Data Science
Department: Mathematical Sciences
Locations: El Paso, TX
Posted: Sep 13, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Ref. No.: 21-04
Position ID: 136659
About The University of Texas at El Paso:
The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1 and Community Engaged
research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region that is
increasing access to excellent higher education. UTEP enrolls nearly 25,000
students - 83% of whom are Hispanic and half of whom are the first generation
in their families to attend college.
The city's border location makes it an ideal venue for academic programs and
research studies on topics of national interest such as bilingual
education/language acquisition, border environment and immigration,
environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and
international trade and commerce.
The Paso del Norte region's center for intellectual capital, UTEP is one of
the major economic engines in the region, adding $1.4 billion to the local
El Paso's active arts and culture community features the state's longest-
running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival,
art galleries, museums, and a full schedule of seasonal events and festivals.
UTEP adds to the arts and entertainment 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 several campus venues including Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center,
Kidd Field, University Field and the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Southwest
University Park, located a mile away in lively downtown El Paso, is home to
the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, and
the El Paso Locomotive, a professional soccer team founded in 2019.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Mathematical Sciences, consisting
of nearly 30 tenure and tenure-track faculty, contributes 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: https:// math.utep.edu/.
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, mentor and teach at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels and to direct Ph.D. dissertations in data
science. Candidates with experience in industry and/or applied
interdisciplinary research projects are encouraged to apply. Anticipated
appointment date is fall 2022.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in data science or a related field, a strong
record of research accomplishments and the capacity to secure extramural
funding. Preference will be given to those with postdoctoral experience.
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. We seek to attract faculty and staff who
share our commitment.
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. Inquiries-including the filing of a Formal Complaint or reporting an
incident-about the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX
Coordinator, who can be reached by phone at (915) 747-8358, by email at
email@example.com, or by mail at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, Kelly
Hall, Room 312.
For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities,
please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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