Oregon State University, Mathematics

Position ID: OregonStMath-TT2022PDS [#18089]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Corvallis, Oregon 97331-4605, United States [map]
Subject Area: Probability With Applications in Data Science
Application Deadline: 2021/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/09/04, updated 2021/09/02)
Position Description:   URMs  

Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Mathematics beginning September 16, 2022. The area of research is probability with applications in data science including but not limited to probabilistic foundations of data science, randomized algorithms, stochastic process in data science, high dimensional probability, combinatorial probability with applications in computing, probabilistic graphical models, probabilistic foundations of Markov decision processes and reinforcement learning, probabilistic machine learning, and probabilistic deep learning.  Applicants should have a PhD in Mathematics or a related field by the anticipated starting date, but experience beyond doctoral dissertation is normally expected. The salary is commensurate with research and teaching experience. Priority will be given to candidates that complete their application by December 1st 2021. 

The primary mission of the OSU Department of Mathematics is to provide education to undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics and to conduct research and scholarly activities in pure and applied areas of mathematics and mathematics education. The department offers PhD, MS, and BS degrees in Mathematics and has a growing student body of about 70 graduate students and more than 250 undergraduate majors. The College of Science provides a core instructional role at OSU, supporting the ideals of learning, discovery, and engagement that are the foundation of a land-grant university. The College embraces instruction and research, in disciplines ranging from the mathematical and physical sciences to the life sciences that are based in unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation. 

OSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer with an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and a diverse workforce and student body that is welcoming to members of historically underrepresented groups. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. All faculty members are responsible for helping to maintain and enhance OSU’s collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. 

See https://math.oregonstate.edu for more information about the Department of Mathematics at OSU. 

Instructions to the applicants: 

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application. Note that in order to be considered for the position, you are required to also submit your application on the Oregon State University Jobs Website: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/107414

1) Cover Letter (limit 1 page): Summarize your qualifications and interest in the position. 

2) AMS Cover Sheet (it is automatically completed when submitting through this site). 

3) Curriculum Vitae: Please list your education, relevant appointments, research publications, teaching experience, funding, and other activities relevant to the position. 

4) Statement of Research (5 pages limit): Describe your research interests and main results; discuss these results in the context of applications of probability in data science.  

5) Statement of Teaching: (3 page limit): Describe your teaching philosophy and approaches and how these relate to your own teaching experience; discuss possible ideas of contributing to OSU’s teaching mission at undergraduate and graduate levels. 

6) Diversity Statement: (3 page limit): Describe your experience developing strategies for educational and professional advancement of students, faculty, or staff in underrepresented groups; list your efforts to advance equitable access and diversity in education or research, e.g. through participation in activities such as recruitment, retention, mentoring, or advising of underrepresented students, faculty or staff; discuss ideas about possible ways of contribution to diversity efforts if employed at OSU (see https://science.oregonstate.edu/diversity-plan for the College of Science Diversity Action Plan). 

7) Statement on Commitment to Evidence-Based Free Inquiry and Tolerance to Diverse Ideas (1 page limit): OSU College of Science is committed to the principles of free inquiry based on evidence and criticism and of tolerance for diverse ideas within the academy, including those different from one’s own. (See pp. 79-83 https://accreditation.oregonstate.edu/sites/accreditation.oregonstate.edu/files/2019_year_seven_self-evaluation_report_with_appendices.pdf for OSU’s views on these topics.) As such, all applicants to academic positions in the College are required to submit a statement affirming their agreement with and commitment to the principles of: 1) open-mindedness for diverse ideas including those different from one’s own and 2) free inquiry based on evidence and criticism. In this statement, discuss, in a paragraph for each, why these principles are important. 

8) Four reference letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site). At least one letter should directly address your teaching abilities. 

9) Copies or electronic access of up to three published papers. Choose publications that you authored/co-authored, which are most representative of your research.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
368 Kidder Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331

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