McMaster University, Mathematics & Statistics

Position ID: McMaster-CLA [#13887]
Position Title: Assistant Professorship (12 month limited term)
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada [map]
Subject Areas: Mathematics, Statistics
Application Deadline: 2019/08/01help popup finished (2019/05/02, finished 2019/08/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University invites applications for two 12-month contractually limited appointments as a Lecturer or Assistant Professor. The expected starting date for these positions is September 1, 2019, and the salary will be commensurate with experience. The teaching load for each position will be six courses spread over the duration of the appointment.

We seek candidates with an advanced degree (PhD or MSc) in Mathematics or Statistics with a record of successful teaching at the university level. Preference will be given to individuals who can contribute to our popular undergraduate program in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics, but we invite applicants from any area of mathematics and/or statistics.

McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. Our focus on collaboratively exchanging ideas and approaches makes us uniquely positioned to pioneer groundbreaking solutions to real-world problems leading to a Brighter World.  The Faculty of Science works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, results, and lasting change.

McMaster University has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff that reflects the diversity of our student body. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence and the Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community. Women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons are strongly encouraged to apply. Gender diversity is being addressed at McMaster University through our policies and actions. One recent action in this area was the completion of a gender pay equity study and a resultant base salary adjustment applied to all female faculty members in July 2015.

Faculty members at McMaster University enjoy numerous personal and professional benefits. University employees are offered an excellent benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, extended health care benefits, dental care, group life, long term disability, worldwide travel assistance, and a retirement plan. Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty women and men who become parents or are needed to care for family members. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

If interested, please apply online at (Faculty Positions, Job ID 26068) or by using the Mathjobs website (go to  Letters of application should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and practice, and a statement on equity and diversity. Applicants should also provide three or more letters of recommendation, with at least one of them reporting on the candidate's teaching abilities. Preferably these letters will be submitted through the MathJobs website, but alternatively candidates can arrange for the letters of recommendation to be sent directly to:

Dr. Matheus R. Grasselli, Chair
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON
L8S 4M2

Review of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The effective date of appointment is expected to be on or before September 1, 2019. All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications MUST include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.  

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:
McMaster University
Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics
1280 Main Street West, HH 218
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1

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