University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: UTArlington-POSTDOCTORALRESEARCHER [#22547]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Arlington, Texas 76019, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/06/12, listed until 2024/06/10)
Position Description:    

The Department of Mathematics at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher, beginning September 1 2024, to work in a new Research Training Group, “Vertically Integrated Interdisciplinary Training in Mathematics for Human Health,” supported by the National Science Foundation. RTG themes include modeling in cancer biology, computational neuroscience, and mathematical epidemiology. Mathematical techniques include qualitative and numerical analysis of deterministic and stochastic dynamical systems, optimal control, network models, and machine learning. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in these areas. The researcher will work closely with project faculty as well as collaborators in partner health institutions on this research, and on mentoring undergraduate and graduate students involved in the project. Duties will also include teaching one to two courses per academic year. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The minimum qualification is an earned Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences, Statistics, Data Science, or related fields. The appointment is for 3 years. Per funding requirements, only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible for this position. Strong preference will be given to applicants with a doctoral degree received in 2021 or after.

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of approximately 46,000 students, UTA is the largest institution in North Texas and the second-largest in the UT System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution and as a Texas Tier One institution. In 2021, UTA received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for its deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and No. 1 in Texas for the number of degrees awarded to African American students (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2021). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has the fifth-most ethnically diverse undergraduate population in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is among the top 50 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023), and its approximately 250,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 23 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to the UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

The Department of Mathematics is the recipient of the 2023 American Mathematical Society Award for Mathematics Programs That Make a Difference. Serving more than 10,000 students every year, the department is a major center for mathematics research and education in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and north Texas. The department offers a variety of degree programs, including BA, BS, MA, MS, and PhD in Mathematics, Statistics and Data Science, and Mathematics Education. It currently has about 100 graduate students. As part of the university's College of Science, the department actively encourages interdisciplinary research efforts at the interface between mathematics, statistics, science, engineering and local industries. For more details, visit the Department and University web sites at http://www.uta.edu/math and http://www.uta.edu.

Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Applicants must submit electronically via http://www.mathjobs.org a letter of application plus a complete curriculum vitae, statement on research interests, statement of teaching philosophy that addresses evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, and an American Mathematical Society (AMS) cover sheet. Applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation uploaded to http://www.mathjobs.org. At least one should address teaching. Inquiries about the position may be directed to rtg@uta.edu. Review of applications will begin on February 1,2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Persons from groups historically underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are encouraged to apply.

The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. UTA is a tobacco free campus. UTA also encourages applications from veterans.


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Further Info:
http://www.uta.edu/math
email address
817-272-3261
 
411 S. Nedderman Dr., Box 19408
Arlington TX 76019