University of California, Merced, School of Natural Sciences

Position ID: 2097-FACULTY [#12653]
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Merced, California 95343, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2018/11/25 finished (2018/09/26, finished 2019/07/14, listed until 2019/03/26)
Position Description:    

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The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region. In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

ABOUT THE JOB: The School of Natural Sciences at UC Merced invites applications for one new faculty in the area of Applied Mathematics starting July 1, 2019. This is an Open Rank position, so candidates may be considered at the Assistant (tenure-track), Associate (tenured), or Full (tenured) Professor level. We are seeking exceptionally qualified candidates with expertise within a broad range of topics in applied mathematics including, but not limited to, data-enabled science, scientific computing, mathematical modeling, mathematical biology, statistics, probability, and stochastic processes. Special attention will be paid to applicants who participate in interdisciplinary research, and who will contribute to developing the applied mathematics curriculum and to one or more of the campus research initiatives in the natural sciences, engineering and/or social sciences.

QUALIFICATIONS: In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD and at least nine months postdoctoral experience in applied mathematics or a closely related field by the position start date; a strong record of publication; demonstrable interest in obtaining external funding; demonstrated excellence in teaching; and, strong interpersonal communication skills.

Applications must be submitted via this website, and must include 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research, 4) teaching statement, 5) diversity statement; and, 6) list of references. Please see below for additional requirements.

Assistant Professor level should arrange to have four letters of reference, one of which addresses teaching potential, submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than November 25, 2018.

Associate/Full Professor levels should include a list of four references with their applications, one of which addresses teaching potential; letters of reference are not required at this time. Once the search committee has determined the short list of candidates, the search committee chair will request letters of recommendation at that time.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC Academic salary scales.

DEADLINE: The deadline to apply is Nov 25, 2018. Review of applications will begin on Nov 26, 2018.

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