University of Texas at San Antonio, Mathematics Department

Position ID: UTSA-ASSTPRO [#21050, 8848]
Position Title: Assistant Professor (Bioinformatics)- College of Sciences, Department of Math
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: San Antonio, Texas 78249, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematical Biology
Application Deadline: 2022/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics at the University of Texas at San Antonio invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Mathematics position with a specialization in Mathematical Biology starting in Fall 2023.  

The Department of Mathematics has 24 tenured or tenured-track faculty, 36 fixed-term faculty, 20 teaching assistants, and 4 staff members. Research expertise of the Department faculty include the areas of pure mathematics applied mathematics and mathematics education. Three Bachelor of Science degrees are offered: the B.S. degree in Mathematics, the B.S. degree in Mathematics of Data and Computing, and the B.S. degree in Mathematics for Teaching. The Department also offers three Master of Science degrees: M.S. in Applied and Industrial Mathematics, M.S. in Mathematics, and M.S. in Mathematics Education. A successful candidate will shape the future of the Department by contributing to the creation of a new Ph.D. program. 

The University of Texas at San Antonio is a Hispanic Serving University specializing in cyber, health, fundamental futures, and social-economic development. With more than 34,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property- for Texas, the nation and the world. Learn more online, on UTSA Today, or on TwitterInstagramFacebookYouTube or LinkedIn.

UTSA, situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.

Surrounded by a booming economy in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the US, UTSA is an R1, urban-serving, Hispanic thriving discovery enterprise, deeply committed to student success and academic excellence including growing doctoral education with nearly 35,000 students. UTSA is committed to hiring diverse, promising, and accomplished faculty in key areas fundamental to our future and is engaged in a plan of excellence and continuous improvement that is on track to reach the goals of its strategic plan (https://www.utsa.edu/strategicplan). UTSA is advancing transdisciplinary research through cluster hires and other significant investments in the areas of analytics & data science, artificial intelligence, augmented reality/ virtual reality, brain health cybersecurity, human performance, Latin American studies, and quantum communication & computing. Candidates with interest and experience in any of these areas are of particular interest. 

The selected candidate will be part of a Cluster & Connected Hiring Program in Bioinformatics. Applicants with a demonstrated track record in systems biology are specially encouraged to apply. We are seeking faculty members to foster collaborative research, education, and outreach and create transdisciplinary areas of knowledge that will advance the field of Bioinformatics or related disciplines. The successful candidate should demonstrate the potential to (1) generate a high-quality funded research program, (2) excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and (3) the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations and support the University's commitment to growing as a Hispanic Thriving Institution and a model for student success.

The candidate will be required to teach courses in their field of expertise within or outside the department and must demonstrate their ability to work and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse populations and support the University's commitment as an R1, urban-serving, Hispanic thriving discovery enterprise.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Mathematics or related field. ABD candidates will be considered if Doctorate completed by date of hire. 
  • At least one year of postdoctoral experience in research and teaching. 
  • Evidence of research in Mathematical Biology, and a teaching record in mathematics. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity. Strong candidates will have a demonstrated or are committed to mentoring students who are first-generation and from traditionally under-represented groups, as well as a demonstrated ability to work with, and be sensitive to, the educational needs of a diverse urban population. 
Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. 
  • Potential to mentor students in research projects. 
  • Potential to collaborate with researchers within and outside the department. 
Required Application Materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Cover letter (2-page limit). 
  • A Research statement (2-page limit) to include significant scientific contributions commensurate to rank, and future research directions. 
  • A Teaching statement (2-page limit) to include teaching and mentorship contributions commensurate to rank, and vision for future engagement with a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body in the classroom and the lab. 
  • Publication list. 
  • Complete contact information, including name, address, email and telephone numbers of 3 professional references. 
For research and teaching statements, each must include a discussion of how the candidate incorporates or plans to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion in the academic environment.

A complete online application must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, visit https://bit.ly/3ylqi6Z.

Review of the completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled, with priority being given to applicants who submit completed packets by November 11, 2022. Applications received after that date will be reviewed until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please direct all questions about the position to Dr. Juan B. Gutierrez (juan.gutierrez3@utsa.edu).

On Campus: Primary work location will be on campus. Parking expenses are the employee's responsibility.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities. 


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