St. John's University, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Position ID: 2434-APDMCS [#24087]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Jamaica, New York 11439, United States
Application Deadline: none (posted 2023/12/15)
Position Description:    

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science


Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Tenure-track Faculty Position

Assistant Professor

Full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of St. John's University.

The Institution

Established in 1870, St. John's University has two New York City campuses; international locations in Rome, Italy, Limerick, Ireland, and Paris, France; and study-abroad locations worldwide. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and various study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of online programs. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

Commitment to Inclusion

A dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all community members. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every institutional level. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.

Department Information

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers several programs: BS and BA in Mathematics, BS in Computing and Machine Learning, BS in Financial Mathematics, MA in Applied Mathematics, Computing, and Machine Learning, and MS in Computational Biology and Biostatistics.

The Department is located at: 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, 11439, NY

Many of our faculty use our convenient location to participate in the numerous seminars in the area via public transportation, such as at NYU, Columbia University, the CUNY Graduate Center, and the Simons Foundation. You can find information about our faculty and their research interests here.


The responsibilities of this position include (1) High-quality teaching on all levels: graduate, undergraduate, and service courses; (2) Maintaining an active research program, including publishing in reputable journals and presenting at conferences; (3) Participating in curriculum and program development; (4) Advising/mentoring students and supervising student research projects.

The standard teaching load at St. John's is 9 credits (3 courses) each semester. Each year faculty can apply for a reduction in their teaching load to 6 credits (2 courses) each semester for intensive research and scholarship. The first year of this position automatically comes with a reduced teaching load of 6 credits (2 courses) each semester.


Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Theoretical Computer Science. Candidates for this position must show evidence of high-quality teaching in areas belonging to our department's needs (see the list of programs above), and they must show evidence of strong research potential in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Theoretical Computer Science. Applicants with postdoctoral experience in both research and teaching are preferred. The Department is eager to attract candidates representing the rich diversity of the students and communities we proudly serve in the New York Metropolitan area. In addition, we seek candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Application Process

Application Process

A complete application must include:
  1. A cover letter that explains the applicant's interest in our department and their ability to meet the expectations of the position listed under “Responsibilities” above. We encourage applicants to include in their cover letter and/or teaching statement a summary of their past and/or future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.
  2. A curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications.
  3. A research statement containing (a) A description of research achievements, (b) An outline of the applicant's research program for the near future, (c) One or two paragraphs on ideas for doing research projects with students.
  4. A teaching statement that includes the applicant's teaching philosophy. We encourage applicants to include in their cover letter and/or teaching statement a summary of their past and/or future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.
  5. A document containing names and contact information for at least three references, one of whom should be able to evaluate teaching of the candidate.

All items should be submitted electronically via the link below.

Contact person:

David Rosenthal

Professor and Chair

Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science

St. John's University

8000 Utopia Pkwy

Queens, NY 11439


The review of applications will begin on January 22, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, employment verification, and education.

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual salary range for this position is $80,000 - $83,000. St. John's University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

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