The Bioengineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the Nooyi Endowed Chair position, focusing on systems biology, with a tentative date of starting employment in Fall 2019. This position is expected to be at the full professor level and is part of the College of Engineering's search for 12 tenure-oriented faculty members in thematic areas which are research thrusts of UTA's Strategic Plan 2020: Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impact, and Data-Driven Discovery. The key objective is to hire faculty members with outstanding qualifications who share the University's core values of high standards of excellence in teaching, innovative and collaborative research, and service, combined with fostering an open and inclusive environment. Major emphasis will be on potential collaboration for research with faculty members from other departments across UTA and outside the University, as well as local premier medical universities such as The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and others.
The successful candidate must have demonstrated internationally recognized research programs in areas including, but not limited to, big data analytics, molecular and computational modeling, and systems biology. He/she is expected to lead the university's effort to establish a research cluster at the intersection of human health and data-driven discovery with a focus on the development of joint degree-granting programs in bioinformatics, medical informatics, and big data analytics. These anticipated new programs will combine teaching and research expertise and interest from bioengineering, computer science, biology and biochemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop graduate courses in these areas, supervise graduate students, and serve on departmental, college and university committees.
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in bioengineering or a related field and have a significant level of teaching, research and scholarship accomplishments commensurate with the rank of full professor with tenure.
Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in bioengineering or a related field and have a significant level of teaching, research and scholarship accomplishment commensurate
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Internal Number: 7548
About University of Texas at Arlington
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.