The University of Texas at El Paso
College of Science
Department of Biological Sciences
Assistant Professor – Big Data/Computational Biologist
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites
applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position for a Big Data/Computational Biologist. In particular, we are
seeking highly collaborative candidates with expertise in analysis of omics, including but not limited to genomics,
proteomics, or metabolomics; imaging or other large biological datasets.
The anticipated appointment date is fall 2019 or earlier. The successful candidate is expected to (1) establish an
extramurally funded research program; (2) teach and mentor undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students; and (3)
have a strong potential for collaboration across biomedical sciences and ecology and evolutionary biology (EEB).
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Biological Sciences, with doctoral programs in Biosciences and EEB, is
among the most productive departments at UTEP and contributes to interdisciplinary programs in Environmental
Science and Engineering, Bioinformatics, and Computational Science. A Data Science doctoral program is under
development. Core facilities in the NIH sponsored Border Biomedical Research Center include capacities for DNA Next-
Gen sequencing, bioinformatics, and statistics; Biodiversity Collections. More information is available at the Department
of Biological Sciences website.
ABOUT UTEP: Located in one of the largest binational communities in the world, The University of Texas at El Paso is
unique among research institutions. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students, most of whom are Hispanic. The Brookings
Institution in 2017 ranked UTEP as the No. 1 leader in equal access to higher education, based on a combination of
research productivity and student social mobility. The University has annual funded research expenditures of $95
million, maintains an operating budget of $500 million and employs approximately 4,000 people. With 172 bachelor’s,
master’s and doctoral degree programs available in eight colleges and schools, UTEP is the first national research
university serving a 21st century student demographic. UTEP provides a local high performance computing facility at the
Research and Academic Data Center, and has access to the Texas Advanced Computing Center at Austin, which operates
some of the world's most powerful computing resources.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, postdoctoral research experience, and
a strong record of research accomplishments.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Candidates must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, a brief description of
teaching philosophy, and complete contact information for at least three references.
To apply, please visit www.utep.edu/employment
Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.
In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse,
and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the
growth and development of all.
The University of Texas at El Paso does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age,
disability, genetic information, veteran's status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or in the
provision of services.