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

Position ID: UTRGV-STATASSTPROF [#21367]
Position Title: Statistics Assistant Professor (Tenures-Track)
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Edinburg, Texas 78539, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: finished (2022/11/16, finished 2023/11/04)
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 two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Statistics beginning 09/01/2023, subject to funding availability.

A Ph.D. in Statistics or closely related fields is required, and postdoctoral experience or equivalent industry background is encouraged. Applicants should provide evidence of strong potential for significant productivity in research. Externally funded research and teaching experience are considered a plus. Full consideration will be given to applicants with research interests in any area of applied or mathematical statistics including but not limited to biostatistics, statistical machine learning, the emerging field of data science, and related areas.

The successful candidates will be expected to teach statistics and data science courses for our BS, MS, and PhD programs, have an active research program, supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the department, university, and profession. They are expected to demonstrate potential for interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues in various departments of the university as well as with researchers in other nearby institutions, such as the STARGATE project (a public-private partnership between UTRGV and SpaceX), the South Texas Institute of Diabetes and Obesity, Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance (Edinburg), and the UTHealth School of Public Health-Brownsville (Brownsville). Candidates should also exhibit the ability to involve both undergraduate and graduate students in research activities, and a commitment to educating a diverse body of students in a Hispanic Serving Institution.

UTRGV is a leading Hispanic-serving institution with an R2 Carnegie research classification, and it aspires to become an R1 institution in near future. The successful applicant will benefit from the college and university initiatives aligned with this goal, such as expanded research facilities, an inclusive and welcoming environment, and growing graduate offerings, which include the PhD in Mathematics and Statistics with Interdisciplinary Applications.

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 life standards and economic well-being of the Rio Grande Valley community, by offering first-rate education in the STEM fields. We value applicants who can understand and have overcome race and gender-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 letter of interest (cover letter), a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, a diversity statement, and the names & contact information of at least three professional references (one of which addresses teaching). Complete applications should be submitted online at Electronic inquiries may be directed to To receive full consideration, applications should be received by 11/14/2022. Evaluations of applicants will begin on 11/15/2022 and continue until the position is filled.

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Contact: Dr. Timothy Huber
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1201 West University Dr.
Edinburg, Texas 78539-2909
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