Assistant Professor - Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Biology and Statistics

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Amherst
Department: Mathematics & Statistics
Categories: Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region. https://www.umass.edu/prospective-faculty/

 

Job Description

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (https://www.math.umass.edu) is eagerly expanding its nexus research program in the interface of applied mathematics, mathematical biology and statistics. Outstanding candidates in all of these areas and related fields are encouraged to apply to this academic year, Assistant Professor position.

The partially overlapping and growing mathematical biology, statistics, and applied mathematics groups in the department of Mathematics and Statistics include about half of our faculty. The department offers separate PhD and MS degrees in Mathematics and Statistics (the degrees in statistics are upon final approval), as well as an MS in Applied Mathematics, and undergraduate tracks in statistics and data science, applied/computational and pure mathematics, and other related concentrations.

The department values strong collegial and collaborative relationships within our mathematics and statistics colleagues, as well as collaborations outside the department. We are an R1 research university with strong grant funding and a teaching load of three semester length courses per year (split as 2+1). Our tenure system faculty typically teach upper level undergraduate and graduate courses, with flexibility to create courses of our choosing.

 

Requirements

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in data science, mathematics, statistics, or a related quantitative field by the time of appointment. Applicants must present strong evidence of outstanding research accomplishments and promise in both research and teaching.

 

Additional Information

Evaluation of applicants will begin on November 15, 2021 and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

Expected start date of this position is September 1, 2022.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

 

Application Instructions

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research, statement about teaching experience and interests, statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (see below), and three letters of recommendation (at least one letter must also address the applicant's effectiveness as a teacher).

The Diversity Statement should identify past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarship, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities. As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations (https://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion).

Please submit materials online to Mathjobs: http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs.

Questions about the position should be directed to the chair of the Search Committee, Professor Anna Liu, anna@math.umass.edu. For additional information about the application process, contact the Department Head's Assistant at dept@math.umass.edu.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.