The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Position ID: UTRGV-APCM [#18417, FRGV1220]
Position Title: UTRGV-Assistant Professor - Computational Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Edinburg, Texas 78539, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Starting Date: 2022/09/01
Application Deadline: (posted 2021/09/30, updated 2021/11/23, listed until 2022/01/10)
Position Description:    

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The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SMSS) at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in mathematics and statistics beginning in Fall 2022. This hiring initiative focuses on the areas of computational mathematics and computational statistics. Candidates for this position are expected to strengthen and complement our research in mathematics and statistics. The selected finalist will establish independent research programs that successfully attract extramural funding, actively contribute to departmental development, and engage in innovative teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The position offers attractive start-up funds, salary, and access to high performance computing clusters at UTRGV and at the Texas Advanced Computing Center in a dynamic and highly interactive research environment.

UTRGV is a leading Hispanic-serving institution recently promoted to R2 Carnegie research classification and with the goal to become an R1 institution in the near future. As such, the successful applicant will benefit from the college and university initiatives aligned with this goal, such as expanded research facilities, faculty salary incentives for external funding, an inclusive and welcoming environment, and growing graduate offerings, which include two new doctoral programs (PhD in Math and Statistics and PhD in Physics) and several more in the pipeline. A Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or related field is required. Applicants should provide evidence of or strong potential for significant productivity in research. Externally funded research and teaching experience are considered a plus. Successful candidates will demonstrate potential for contribution to our Ph.D. program in Mathematics and Statistics with Interdisciplinary Applications, the ability to involve both undergraduate and graduate students in research activities, and a commitment to educate a diverse body of students in a Hispanic Serving Institution. Diversity and inclusion are part of our core values and as such we encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups in the sciences. It is our commitment to elevate the lives and economic well-being of the Valley community, by offering first-rate education in the STEM fields. We value applicants who can understand and have overcome race, gender-based, and ability-based barriers, and who can bring with them the wealth of worldview, perspective, and experience, which are critical to an innovative and accessible educational environment. As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution with a student population that is over 90% Hispanic, UTRGV is committed to preparing its students to succeed, contribute, and excel in an increasingly diverse, global, and interconnected world. Applicants who identify with this mission are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names & contact information of at least three professional references. Complete applications should be submitted online at Electronic inquiries may be directed to

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The candidate selected for this position should meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

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