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Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX
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Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction





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Job Summary:

The College of Science (COS) at the University of Texas at Arlington is welcoming applications for two non-tenure track faculty positions in Statistics or Data Science at the levels of Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction. Additionally, there is an opening for a lab coordinator position. These positions place a strong emphasis on teaching or overseeing labs. They are dedicated to statistics, data science, computational methods, and programming courses for both the Bachelor of Science in Data Science (BS DS) and the Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Data Science (MS ASDS) programs within the College of Science at UTA.

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CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

As full-time, 9-month non-tenure track (NTT) faculty members, their duties will include teaching eight courses within the BS DS and MS ASDS programs during academic semesters. Additionally, during the summer, faculty members may be requested to teach and oversee capstone research projects and will be compensated for their summer teaching assignments. The specific teaching assignments will be determined by the program director, who will consider program requirements and student enrollment. In cases where courses within the MS ASDS or BS Data Science programs do not meet minimum enrollment requirements, faculty members may be reassigned to other responsibilities that support administration, student recruitment, and curriculum development. The lab coordinator is responsible for leading all lab discussions included as part of the course projects for the MS ASDS program.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates for Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction positions must possess a doctoral degree in Data Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or a data-intensive scientific field. The minimum educational qualification for a lab coordinator is a master’s degree in data science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or a data-intensive scientific field and exhibits a high level of proficiency in programming skills in SAS, Python, or other programming languages relevant to Data Science.

Preferred Qualifications:

The Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction should show proficiency in techniques, programming languages, and software stack employed in contemporary Data Science. Candidates must demonstrate a solid commitment to teaching excellence. They should share the university’s core values of fostering an open and inclusive environment that promotes diversity and participation of groups that are currently underrepresented in the fields of Applied Statistics and Data Science.

Special Conditions for Eligibility:

Full consideration will be given to applicants who have worked as a Statistician or Data Scientist or have experience in Statistics or Data Science research or teaching.

Department Information:

The College of Science is a hub for forward-thinking faculty and students who actively engage in research, from securing funding to publishing and presenting at university, state, national, and international conferences and symposiums. The pivotal role played by the College of Science has significantly contributed to UTA achieving the esteemed designation of an R1: Highest Research Activity university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. With this classification, UTA stands shoulder to shoulder with a distinguished group of 115 institutions, including renowned names like Harvard and MIT, in the R1 “highest research” category. In a milestone achievement in 2021, UTA became only the fourth institution in the state to attain the coveted status of a Texas Tier One university. This achievement signifies excellence in academics and research, and it comes with access to the state’s National Research University Fund.
The College of Science played a pivotal role in propelling UTA to this prestigious echelon. Remarkably, in fiscal year 2022, the College of Science achieved its highest-ever research expenditure total, exceeding $28 million. Over the past four years, the College has secured more than $100 million in total research expenditures from various sources, including NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Welch Foundation, among others. The College of Science at UTA offers more than 50 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Data Science, Applied Statistics and Data Science, as well as preparing future leaders in Health Professions.

University Information:

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 more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas 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. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). 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 one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, applicants should go to submit the following materials:

· Curriculum Vitae· Cover Letter· Unofficial Transcripts (required only for candidates for whom their degree is not in the same discipline as the one in which they will teach)· Teaching Statement· Names and Contact information for 3 references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Shan Sun Mitchell at
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