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

Position Title: Assistant Professor in Biology AND SMSS
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Edinburg, Texas 78540, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: none (posted 2022/12/01)
Position Description:    

We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s diverse student body to support the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program and the PhD in Mathematics and Statistics with Interdisciplinary Applications as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and/or School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. Submit Applications at

Research areas for the ideal candidate may include, but are not limited to, computational biology, complex systems biology, applied biostatistics, bioinformatics, computer models and automata theory, ecology, or evolutionary biology, deterministic or stochastic modeling (including in vector/disease/host systems), or organizational biology. Applicants should provide evidence of a track record and strong potential for significant productivity in interdisciplinary research. Externally funded research and upper-level course teaching experience are both considered a plus. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed to both academic units, with the majority appointment being determined in consultation with the chairs and the candidate. 

Successful candidates will be expected to develop an independent research program and actively collaborate in research and grantsmanship with members in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program, the UTRGV Center for Vector-Borne Disease, the Department of Biology and School of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences as well as other faculty at UTRGV and outside the University for impacting the RGV & beyond. The successful candidate will contribute to the BCMB Master’s program, the UTRGV PhD program in Mathematics and Statistics with Interdisciplinary Applications, the Biology Master’s program, and to developing a planned Biology PhD program. Post-doctoral experience is a plus but not required.

Faculty are expected to involve both undergraduate and graduate students in research activities and should have a strong commitment to educate a diverse body of students in a Hispanic-serving institution.

Minimum Qualifications for applicants include the requirement of a Ph.D. in one of the following areas: Biology, Mathematics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, or related field with demonstrated potential for research productivity and extramural funding. 

Preferred Qualifications for applicants include industry experience, and those with experience teaching upper-level or graduate-level courses in biology, statistics, or mathematics are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have an active research program, experience in teaching a diverse student body, and the ability to use technology and pedagogy to support teaching and learning. 

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Contact: Dr. Timothy Huber
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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Department Mathematical and Statistical Science
BLDG EMAGC Room 3.202
1407 E. Freddy Gonzalez Drive
Edinburg, TX 78542
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