The College of Engineering, on behalf of 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 an appointment in the College of Engineering or the College of Nursing and Health Innovation or in the College of Science with possible secondary appointments in a variety of supporting disciplines across the University.  It is preferred that the candidate’s primary appointment be in the Department of Bioengineering.  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.

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