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Assistant or Associate Professor - Statistics/Data Science

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Assistant or Associate Professor - Statistics/Data Science





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Job Summary:

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Science, the University of Texas at Arlington, invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position in Statistics and Data Science at the assistant or associate professor level to start in September 2024.

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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:

Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and advising of undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of statistics and data science and will have opportunities to develop courses that align with their research interests. Faculty are expected to establish/have an active research program that broadens UT-Arlington’s talent pool, write grant proposals and secure external funding, teach BS, MS, PhD courses in statistics and data science, collaborate with other faculty, supervise and mentor students of diverse backgrounds and interests, and be involved in service to the department, university, and the profession.

Required Qualifications:

The minimum qualification is a doctoral degree in Statistics, Data Science, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or related areas. Candidates are expected to establish/have an internationally recognized research program and to have demonstrated a solid commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring, and service. Full consideration will be given to applicants whose research interests align with the University’s Data- Driven Discovery research objectives, in particular in the areas of statistical applications, theory, or methods; statistical machine learning; and data science.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates in any research area of statistics and data science are welcome to apply. They include but are not limited to.

  • conducting multidisciplinary research in multiomics, health informatics, immunoinformatics, genetics, neuroinformatics, among others,
  • working with health-related data and emerging technologies, AI, ML, VR, etc.

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Department Information:

UT- Arlington is a public Doctoral University with Highest Research Activity (R1) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and part of the University of Texas system with an enrollment of about 40,000 students. The College of Science, consisting of departments of Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology, Chemistry, and Earth and Environmental Science, offers an interdisciplinary Undergraduate Data Science degree. The Department of Mathematics, which was the recipient of the 2013 and 2023 American Mathematical Society Award for Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department, is a major center for mathematics research and education in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and north Texas, serving more than 10,000 students every year. It offers a variety of degree programs, including BA, BS, MA, MS, and PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, and Mathematics Education, and newly created Master’s program in Applied Statistics and Data Science (ASDS), and has about 150 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. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity by U.S. News & World Report. For more details, visit the Department’s webpage at and the University´s webpage at

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 and submit the following materials:

  • American Mathematical Society (AMS) cover sheet – submitted under ‘Other Document(s)’
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement on research
  • Statement of teaching
  • 3 references.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Ren-Cang Li at
For more information about UTA, please visit:

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