The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has an opening for Director of the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research (IDSER) to begin Fall 2016.

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO Institute for Demographic and

Socioeconomic Research (IDSER) Director and Faculty Position in Demography

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has an opening for Director of the

Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research (IDSER) to begin Fall 2016.


The Director would also be a tenured senior Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Demography, depending on qualifications. The successful applicant will have: a strong record of extramural, federal funding acquisition; an outstanding publication record indicating national/international prominence; experience working in and leading collaborative teams; a clear vision for interdisciplinary, demographic research; research administration experience; evidence of research leadership/mentoring skills; and a strong record of teaching and student mentoring.


The Department of Demography only offers a Ph.D. program, and all courses offered are at the Ph.D. level. Appointment will be in the Department of Demography within the College of Public Policy (COPP). As Director of IDSER, it is expected this position will strengthen interdisciplinary research opportunities and linkages with other departments in COPP and other colleges at UTSA, as well as with other UT system units, such as the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the University of Texas School of Public Health. The position involves teaching, advising and other activities in the Ph.D. program in Applied Demography.


Responsibilities include teaching doctoral courses offered at UTSA’s Downtown campus

(where IDSER is located), including evening classes; scholarly research and publication; continued acquisition of external and federal funding; and university and professional service.


IDSER focuses on advancing social, demographic and economic science research on

significant policy issues. It houses the Texas State Data Center with the State

Demographer and a range of ongoing applied and policy relevant research projects

related to a better understanding of the social and economic characteristics of populations and the effects of population change. There are approximately 16 scientific and administrative staff members and several graduate research assistants who support projects funded at approximately $1.5 million per year. More information about IDSER can be obtained online at:


The Department of Demography has about 40 students enrolled in the Applied

Demography Ph.D. program, with about one-third of them being supported as research

assistants. General information about the Department can be obtained online at:


Salary and supporting start-up package are competitive and commensurate with

qualifications and experience. Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents Approval.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. with a specialization in Demography from an appropriate

discipline and a strong scholarly record, including proven extramural funding experience

and continued engagement in funded research.


UTSA is a comprehensive public university serving approximately 31,000 students and is advancing toward tier-one research status. UTSA also offers opportunities for

collaborative research with The University of Texas Health Science Center at San

Antonio, The University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston, plus numerous

other potential opportunities to collaborate with State and local agencies and companies

in South Texas.


How to Apply:


Applicants must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names and

contact information of three references. Applications should be sent by email to: Dr.

Johnelle Sparks, Search Committee Chair, Department of Demography,

(phone 210-458-3141).


Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be

eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire. A review of completed

applications will begin 15 February 2016, and applications will be accepted until the

position is filled. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women,

minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.