Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University

Position ID: ISU-MBAP [#10730]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Ames, Iowa 50011-2064, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematical Biology
Starting Date: 2018/08/16
Application Deadline: 2017/11/01 finished (posted 2017/09/14, finished 2018/09/12, listed until 2018/02/20)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor with research expertise in mathematical biology beginning August 16, 2018. In addition to an active research program, the candidate will be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. For further information about the department, please visit our website at The successful candidate will have a strong research portfolio in mathematical biology with an emphasis in bioinformatics, excellent credentials in both undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching, and will be expected to obtain external funding.

Iowa State University (ISU) is an EO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. ISU provides competitive salary and teaching loads, and is proactive in supporting dual career couples. Ames, Iowa is a vibrant college town with abundant cultural, recreational, and entertainment opportunities and top quality schools.

Qualifications Required: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science, or a related discipline. Demonstrated potential for superior achievement in research and an ability to collaborate with researchers in the biological sciences. Excellent teaching record as evidenced by peer and/or student evaluations. Preferred: Additional years of experience beyond the Ph.D., normally achieved through a postdoctoral position. Research record in mathematical approaches to the analysis of bioinformatics data, structural biology, systems biology, or ecological and evolutionary modeling.

Application Instructions: The application process at Iowa State University is a two-part process. Failure to complete both parts of the application process will constitute an incomplete application. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

1. Apply online at at for position ISU-MBAP. The following materials must be uploaded to constitute a complete application: • AMS (American Mathematical Society) Cover Sheet available at • Cover Letter • Vita/Resume • Brief statement describing research accomplishments and plans • Brief statement describing teaching philosophy and plans • At least three (3) letters of recommendation--one of which must address the candidate's teaching abilities and experiences, and one must speak to the candidate’s relationship to the life sciences.

2. Create an online application and apply on the Iowa State University Employment Opportunities website, Position 700164, at If you have questions about this step in the process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

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:
Search Committee
Department of Mathematics
396C Carver Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2064

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