University of North Dakota, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 2766-AP [#18306, 2933187]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: finished (2021/09/23, finished 2022/09/24)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

Description The Department of Mathematics at the University of North Dakota seeks an assistant professor in statistics or mathematics with research interests in artificial intelligence and artificial neural networks. This is a 9-month, tenure track position contingent on availability of funding.

The Mathematics Department is housed in the College of Arts & Sciences and currently offers a BS in Mathematics, MS and MEd in Mathematics.

Established in 1883, the University of North Dakota is the oldest research university in North Dakota. It is the state’s flagship university and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having high research activity. Founded with a strong liberal arts foundation, UND has grown into a prominent scientific research university and was recently ranked among the top 100 public and top 25 most innovative universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report and is widely regarded as among the top universities in the American Northern Plains region. UND offers degrees in more than 225 fields of study with nearly 14,000 students. It is the home of the state’s only School of Law. The School of Medicine has major initiatives in rural and public health, and Aerospace is home to one of the first and largest unmanned aerial vehicle programs in the world.

UND is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, a vibrant college town of over 57,000 people located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota. Short commutes, a great public school system, high quality medical facilities, low crime, ample parks and theaters, and a cost of living below that found in large American cities are some of Grand Forks’ advantages. Ranked as one of the top 5 Best Small College Towns, and America’s Best Hockey Town, Grand Forks offers stellar quality of life without the metropolitan hassles.

Duties & Responsibilities The successful applicant will receive a contract with an approximate distribution of 30% teaching; 60% research; 10% service effort. UND and the College of Arts & Sciences value diverse perspectives and seek applicants who are committed to the success of students from underrepresented backgrounds in Mathematics.

• Teach undergraduate and graduate courses based on area of expertise. • Advise undergraduate students and advise graduate student research. • Establish a productive research program with emphasis on the mathematics of artificial intelligence and neural networks with applications appropriate for the UAS-Space Cohort. • Pursue research funding through grants and contracts, either individually, or collaboratively with colleagues across campus.

Required Competencies • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including evidence of the ability to teach, inspire, and mentor students. • Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and students. • Ability to work with and engage diverse students and colleagues within and outside the Department of Mathematics. • Ability to adapt to current methods of teaching, including online delivery.

Minimum Requirements • Earned Ph.D. in Statistics specializing in applications to deep learning or Ph.D. in Mathematics specializing in real or functional analysis, linear algebra, graph theory, or dynamical systems (or other branches of statistics or mathematics closely aligned with research in artificial intelligence and neural networks) by August 15, 2022 • Successful completion of criminal history records check In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications • At least 2 years of experience in a post-doctoral research position or equivalent industry experience • A record of involvement in seeking extramural research funding • A record of peer-reviewed publications in quality journals • Teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level • Experience or potential to administer federal grants such as those from the Department of Defense • Alignment with Space and/or Cybersecurity Initiatives • Experience working on multi-disciplinary research teams

Minimum Hiring Salary Competitive salary and start-up package.

Work Schedule/Start Date Position is full-time, benefited and exempt. Dates of initial contract are August 16, 2022 to May 15, 2023. Summer teaching may be available but is neither guaranteed nor required.

To Apply For full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2021 and include the following materials: • Cover letter • Professional vita or resumé • Copies of all college transcripts, unofficial copies are acceptable • A 2–3-page statement of the candidate’s research plans. The plans may include reference to completed work if appropriate but should be forward looking. • A 1-page statement outlining teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and student outreach and mentoring activities • Three letters of reference addressing qualifications for this position

Questions can be directed to the Department Chair, Dr. Gerri Dunnigan at

Position is open until filled.

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Contact: Dr. Gerri Dunnigan, 7017772882
Postal Mail:
Witmer Hall Room 313
101 Cornell St Stop 8376
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8376
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