University of Dayton, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: UODayton-TT_ODE [#18369, TT_ODE]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics, specializing in Ordinary Differential Equations
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Dayton, Ohio 45469, United States [map]
Subject Area: Ordinary Differential Equations
Application Deadline: 2021/11/08 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/09/28, finished 2022/03/10)
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Assistant Professor of Mathematics, specializing in Ordinary Differential Equations

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Dayton invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor to begin August 16, 2022. The person filling this tenure-track position is expected to pursue research in ordinary differential equations. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda and participate in the life and development of the Department of Mathematics. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester including service courses populated primarily by non-majors, as well as upper-level undergraduate courses for mathematics and other STEM majors. The candidate will also support our graduate programs, particularly the MS in applied mathematics. The successful candidate is expected to work with undergraduate and/or graduate students on capstone projects.

The Department of Mathematics has a diverse faculty and student population. Thirty percent of our tenure-line faculty are women, and close to half of our current majors are women. Faculty have a broad range of research interests including interdisciplinary projects with biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, etc. Faculty have opportunities to participate in student research.  Tenure-line faculty are able to develop a broad teaching agenda as soon as they join the department. All tenure-line faculty, including pre-tenure faculty are invited to participate in discussions involving the curriculum. New faculty members are supported in a variety of ways such as course releases, opportunities to pursue internal funding for research, travel funds, a relocation package, and tuition benefits.

The University’s 382-acre campus is located at the southern edge of Dayton, Ohio, which has a metropolitan area population of approximately one million. It is the location of the largest Air Force R&D Center in the country and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and close to the Ohio Supercomputer Center in Columbus. The Dayton area boasts the nation's largest paved trail network, and it is home to Dayton Ballet, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.

The University of Dayton is a Catholic and Marianist institution founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary. At the University of Dayton, we value the diversity in experiences and perspectives of all community members because doing so is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a community with a wide range of perspectives, we encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Minimum qualifications:

  • ABD with completion of all requirements for the PhD mathematics or applied mathematics by July 1, 2022.
  • Teaching experience in mathematics at a college or university
  • Potential to become an effective teacher of mathematics courses.
  • Active and ongoing research in ordinary differential equations.
  • Effective written communications skills.

A complete application consists of:

  • A cover letter that address how all minimum qualifications and any applicable preferred qualifications are met.
  • CV
  • A brief statement of research agenda.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy.
  • A listing of all courses for which the applicant has had teaching duties. For each course, applicants must explain the nature of the course, as well as the level of responsibility for the course content, assignments, tests, grading, and presentation of the course material. In particular, the applicant must state “teaching assistant” or “instructor of record” for each course listed.
  • An unofficial graduate school transcript which must confirm the PhD, if it has been earned at time of application. Applicants whose degree has not been conferred at the time of application must submit a statement from their degree-granting department indicating the anticipated timeline for completion of all requirements for the PhD. 
  • Contact information for the writers for three letters of recommendation.  Teaching abilities must be addressed in at least one letter and research abilities must be addressed in at least one letter.  All letters of recommendation will be solicited on November 9, 2021, and are due on November 30, 2021.
  • Applications are due by November 8, 2021 by 11:55 PM EST, which is the website closing time.

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The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at

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Contact: Wiebke Diestelkamp
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Department of Mathematics
University of Dayton
Dayton OH 45469-2316
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