Virginia Tech, Mathematics

Position ID: VirginiaTech-FACULTY [#12959, TR0180151]
Position Title: Faculty Position in Dynamical Systems and Spectral Theory
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics - Dynamical Systems and Spectral Theory
Application Deadline: 2018/11/25 finished (2018/10/24, finished 2019/05/26, listed until 2018/12/24)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

The Virginia Tech Department of Mathematics anticipates a tenure-track opening in Dynamical Systems and Spectral Theory with a start date of August 10, 2019, at our Blacksburg, VA, campus. The successful candidate will have a strong background in dynamical systems and spectral theory. Possible specialties may include, but are not limited to, harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, random matrix theory, aperiodic order, Schrödinger operators, renormalization methods, dispersive dynamics, non-selfadjoint operators, matrix computations or math-biology. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and/or outreach initiatives with other university faculty working in Virginia Tech's Destination Areas ( Appointment as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics is anticipated, but exceptional senior candidates will be considered for positions of Associate Professor of Mathematics or Professor of Mathematics. Job requirements include a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field at the time of appointment and an active research program, or, for new Ph.D.’s, strong promise for developing an active research program. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a distinguished research program and to provide effective instruction and advising to a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students. Additional responsibilities include: continuing development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities; curriculum development; participation in department, college, and university governance; and professional service. Occasional travel to attend conferences and meetings will be required. An online application is required. To complete the online application, go to , choose Prospective Employees, then choose Search Virginia Tech Jobs (direct link ), and choose the Mathematics Department or choose posting number TR0180151. Please include a cover letter, a CV, a research statement, and a teaching statement as part of the online application. Each applicant should follow the instructions in the online application system to request that four references submit letters of recommendation, or letters can be emailed to Additional information about position requirements and responsibilities can be found at these url’s. or The faculty handbook (available at ) gives a complete description of faculty responsibilities. As part of the hiring process, the successful applicant must pass a criminal background check. Questions about the search may be addressed to the chair of the search committee (Alex Elgart) or the Department Chair (Eric de Sturler) by email to Applications received by November 25, 2018, will receive full consideration. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Institution. Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Ms. Leigh Ann Teel (, 540-231-8269) or call TTY 1-800- 828-1120 by the application deadline. Virginia Tech is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.

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Contact: Alex Elgart, 540-231-8269
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Mathematics Department
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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