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Nooyi Endowed Chair
The Bioengineering Department at the University of Texas at Arlington

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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 2017. 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: Bold Solutions | Global Impact: 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate must have demonstrated internationally recognized research programs in the 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. Candidate will be expected to teach and develop graduate courses in these areas, supervise graduate students, and serve on departmental, college and university committees.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

The University, College and Department

The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 "highest research activity" institution. With a projected global enrollment of close to 57,000 in AY 2016-17, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was recently cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fifth 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' 2017 Best for Vets list. The College of Engineering is home to seven departments: Bioengineering; Civil Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. With more than 7,000 students, the College is the third-largest in Texas and offers the most comprehensive engineering degree programs in the region. It offers 10 baccalaureate, 14 master's, and 9 doctoral degree programs and has ties to numerous Fortune 500 companies in the region. The College is enjoying extraordinary growth in graduate and undergraduate student enrollment and in student graduation. This growth has been concomitant with growth in research expenditures, collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship by faculty and students. The college currently has eight active NSF CAREER grants, four of which were awarded in 2015-16. The Bioengineering Department has a joint graduate program with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and the University of Texas at Dallas, providing excellent opportunities for collaboration with clinicians and scientists from these institutions. Historically a graduate program, the department added an undergraduate program in 2012 and awarded its first baccalaureate degrees in 2016. Faculty are active in the areas of biomaterials and tissue engineering; biomechanics and orthopedics; medical imaging; nanomedicine and nanotechnology, with per-faculty research expenditures totaling more than $300,000.

Application Instructions

To apply, applicants should go to http://www.uta.edu/hr/careers/faculty-search and submit their application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching objectives, and contact information for at least five references. Questions about the position should be addressed to michael.cho@uta.edu. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

EEO/AA Policy

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. UTA is a tobacco free campus.

posted 2017.03.09