Utah State University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 553-PROB [#13333, F1800420]
Position Title: Assistant Rofessor Probability
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Logan, Utah 84322, United States [map]
Subject Area: Probability
Application Deadline: 2019/12/01 (posted 2018/12/07, listed until 2019/12/01)
Position Description:    


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for an academic-year (9-month), tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Probability broadly construed, but with special interest given to those specializing in Probabilistic Combinatorics, to begin August 2019. Candidates from all specialties in Probability and related fields are encouraged to apply, including discrete computational mathematics, high dimensional probability and Machine Learning, analysis and applications of Markov Chain Monte Carlo and other sampling algorithms, Information Theory, and those exploring the interface of Statistical Mechanics and rigorous Probability Theory. A strong background in Analysis, Probability, and at least one of the areas above, is preferred. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to the Math & Stat Department’s graduate programs and build ties with USU’s Computer Science Department which has theoreticians specializing in approximation algorithms and computational geometry.

The position involves academic research (50%), teaching (45%) to graduate and undergraduate classes as well as advising/mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and service (5%) to the academic community. By the start date, candidates must have a Ph.D. in a mathematical science, or a closely related field, and must demonstrate strong potential for excellence in both research and teaching. We are particularly interested in candidates with research interests in Probabilistic Combinatorics and who have promise for complementing and contributing to and collaborating with departmental and inter-departmental strengths (e.g., bio-statistics/infomatics, data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, approximation techniques in combinatorial optimization, computational geometry, Graph Theory).

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is especially interested in candidates committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting an environment of diversity and excellence through their research, teaching, and service. Qualified candidates should be devoted to enhancing the experiences of our undergraduates and willing and able to mentor graduate students.

USU NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION In its programs and activities, Utah State University does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions), national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by university policy or local, state, or federal law. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: USU Title IX Coordinator Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Director titleix@usu.edu Old Main Rm. 161 435-797-1266 aaeo.usu.edu/non-discrimination For further information on notice of non-discrimination: U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights 303-844-5695 OCR.Denver@ed.gov

USU was founded in 1888 as a land-grant institution, and has evolved into a thriving research university with faculty who are internationally recognized for their innovative research and teaching. In 2017, USU was recognized as the #2 public university among Forbes “Best Value Colleges”. USU welcomes nearly 30,000 students annually to its main and regional campuses.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has about 25 tenured / tenure-track faculty, 4 lecturers, and growing visitor program. The department offers both Master’s and Doctoral degrees. Mathematical and Statistical research at USU is enhanced by collaborative opportunities with USU’s many research centers, including the Ecology Center, Center for Integrated BioSystems, Center for Epidemiologic Studies, Center for Advanced Nutrition, Center for Persons with Disabilities, Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences, and Utah Climate Center. Utah State University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research institution with high research activity, and USU researchers were awarded more than $230 million in extramural funding during 2017. USU’s Research Office makes significant investments in faculty development, including startup packages, faculty seed grants, and proposal development assistance.

The USU campus is nestled in a mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Opportunities for a wide range of outdoor activities are plentiful. Housing is at or below national average costs, and Cache Valley provides a supportive environment for families. USU offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical, retirement and professional benefits: www.usu.edu/hr.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, research goals statement, and summary of teaching experience and teaching evaluations through the following website: [https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=4057]. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2019; the position will remain open until filled. Three letters of recommendation are required and may be submitted via the link above (applicants will submit contact information for their recommenders, and recommenders will be sent a notification to submit their letters via USU's system) or may be emailed by the recommenders directly to Dr. David E. Brown at the address below. At least one of the letters must appraise the applicant's teaching potential. For more information, please contact Dr. David E. Brown at the address below.

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Contact: David E. Brown, 435-797-3224
Postal Mail:
Dr. David E. Brown
Search Committee Chair
Utah State University
Mathematics & Statistics
3900 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322
Web Page: http://www.math.usu.edu

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