University of Texas at El Paso, Mathematical Sciences

Position ID: 3282-AP1 [#23924, 166903]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Data Science
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: El Paso, Texas 79924, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Statistics/Data Science
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/11/21, listed until 2024/05/21)
Position Description:    

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is seeking a data scientist with expertise in statistical modeling for big data and/or high-performance data analytics for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. Successful candidates are expected to develop productive research programs, mentor and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to direct Ph.D. dissertations in data science. Candidates with experience in industry and/or applied interdisciplinary research projects are encouraged to apply. Anticipated appointment date is fall 2024.


About The University of Texas at El Paso:

The University of Texas at El Paso is America's leading Hispanic-serving university. Located at the westernmost tip of Texas, where three states and two countries converge along the Rio Grande, UTEP is a public research university that transforms lives. More than half of our undergraduates are the first in their families to go to college. At UTEP, our more than 24,000 students have access to 169 bachelor's, masters and doctoral degree programs in nine colleges and schools. UTEP is a comprehensive public research university that is increasing access to excellent higher education.

UTEP is recognized as one of the best research universities in the country for connecting students with the community around them. UTEP is one of only four institutions in Texas to hold both the top research and community engagement distinctions from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education (designated as an R1 university).

UTEP advances discovery of public value and positively impacts the health, culture, education and economy of the community it serves. With more than $130 million in total annual research expenditures, the University is ranked among the top tier of colleges and universities in research and fourth in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities. The University employs more than 5,000 faculty, staff, and students. It has one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any research university in the U.S., underscoring its commitment to offer an exceptional education at a great value. For more information about UTEP, please visit our website

El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of 800,000 people, which offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It is frequently named one of the safest large cities in the United States. Sheltered by mountains on three sides, El Paso experiences more than 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The city of El Paso is adjacent to both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it a leading area for cultural diversity and border health research. El Paso has been repeatedly named among the safest largest city in Texas and the 22nd largest city in the United States.

About the Department:  

The Department of Mathematical Sciences, consisting of 27 tenure and tenure-track faculty, contributes to interdisciplinary programs across the university including the College of Science Computational Science Program. Notable accomplishments of the productive faculty include the publication of high-impact peer-reviewed manuscripts and annual research expenditures of $1.5m. The faculty have significant expertise in the areas of algebra and combinatorics, fixed point theory, statistics, bioinformatics, computational science, topology, data science and applied mathematics. An exciting development for the Department is the recent approval of a new Data Science doctoral program that started in spring 2021. Lastly, UTEP is consistently ranked in the top ten by Diverse Issues in Higher Education for Mathematics and Statistics degrees conferred to Hispanic undergraduate and master's degree students. More information is available at the Department of Mathematical Sciences' website:  



Applicants must have a Ph.D. in data science or a related field, a strong record of research accomplishments and the capacity to secure extramural funding. Preference will be given to those with postdoctoral experience. 

Additional Information:

Hiring decisions are based upon budget approval.

In keeping with its access, excellence, and impact mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972. Inquiries-including the filing of a Formal Complaint or reporting an incident-about the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, who can be reached by phone at (915) 747-8358, by email at, or by mail at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, Kelly Hall, Room 312.

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must submit: 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research interests, 4) brief outline of teaching philosophy, 5) copies of up to three relevant authored or co-authored publications, and 6) complete contact information for at least three references.



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