The Bioengineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the Nooyi Endowed Chair position, with starting employment date early in 2021. This position will be at the full professor level with principal appointment in Bioengineering within the College of Engineering and possible secondary appointments in a variety of supporting disciplines across the University. The search is part of the University's strategic hiring plan within the four thematic research thrusts of UTA's Strategic Plan Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impact, and Data-Driven Discovery. A 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.
In this prestigious role, this individual is expected to lead at least one of the university's efforts to establish research clusters at the intersection of human health and data-driven discovery. Major emphasis will be placed on creating and realizing potentials for a major bioinformatics-related research and education powerhouse in North Texas by collaborating across UTA and with premier medical schools in DFW area. Indications of success will include a stimulating environment that supports development of joint degree-granting programs in areas such as bioinformatics, medical informatics, or more broadly in biocomputation.
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.
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.