Assistant Professor – Mathematics and Computer Science

Denton, Texas, United States
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Reposted Job: Initially posted on 10/02/2017

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Texas Woman’s University invites applicants for an Assistant Professor, tenure track position. A joint appointment in Computer Science and Biology, responsibilities of the position include:

  1. teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Computer Science, Informatics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and serving in the Informatics Graduate Programs in alignment with the candidate’s area of expertise,
  2. directing graduate and undergraduate research projects, and
  3. establishing an extramurally funded research program.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science contributes significantly to the mission of the University through scholarly endeavors, engagement of students, and outreach to the community and profession. The department, with 13 full-time faculty and more than 300 majors, provides courses in mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, computer science and informatics. The department currently offers undergraduate degrees in informatics, health informatics, mathematics, and computer science as well as Master of Science programs in mathematics, mathematics teaching and informatics.

Qualifications: Eligible candidates must hold an earned doctorate in computer science, bioinformatics, informatics, or closely related field. Excellent communication skills and evidence of external funding or capability are required. Candidates with teaching and research depth in informatics and bioinformatics, including data analytics, are especially encouraged to apply.

Duties include teaching undergraduate and master’s level courses, expanding the computer science curriculum, and playing a key role in the continued development of the informatics curriculum at the intersection of computer science, biology, statistics, data science, health science and other disciplines which focus on interprofessional practices.

Responsibilities will focus on teaching and directing undergraduate and graduate research projects. Candidates are expected to demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly activity and continued professional development. Scholarly expectations include initiating sponsored research proposals, working in collaborative interdisciplinary research teams, leading project design efforts, and serving as principal investigator. Publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at local, regional and national conferences are expected. Service to professional organizations is also expected as is service to the university, including participation in departmental, college and university committees. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION:
Texas Woman’s University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation¿s largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. The College of Arts and Sciences, with over thirty-five percent of TWU’s graduate and undergraduate population of over 15,000, prepares students for success in a global world. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation¿s fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at http://www.twu.edu.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, a teaching philosophy statement, a research statement, and names with email address and phone numbers of three references via email to Facultyjobs@twu.edu (e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code number IRC13435).

With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students, Texas Woman’s University is the nation’s largest university primarily for women. TWU offers degree programs in the liberal arts, nursing, health sciences, the sciences, business and education. Its campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston are joined by an e-learning campus offering innovative online degree programs in business, education and general studies. TWU serves the citizens of Texas in many ways, including: • Graduating more new health care professionals than any other university in Texas • Easing the teacher shortage by placing highly qualified professionals in the classroom • Offering a liberal arts-based curriculum that prepares students for success in a global society • Conducting research that impacts the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity, osteoporosis, stroke and diabetes.