Oregon State University, Mathematics

Position ID: OregonStMath-TTDS [#23691]
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Corvallis, Oregon 97331-4605, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2023/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/30, listed until 2024/04/30)
Position Description:    

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Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Mathematics beginning September 16, 2024. The area of research is dynamical systems with interdisciplinary applications. Preference will be given to applicants showing potential for applications and collaborations in one or more of the following areas: sustainable materials, renewable energy, climate & marine sciences, bio-health sciences, and/or computational/data science.

Applicants should have a PhD in Mathematics or a related field by the anticipated starting date, but experience beyond doctoral dissertation is normally expected. The salary is commensurate with research and teaching experience. Priority will be given to candidates that complete their application by December 1, 2023.

Assistant Professors in the College of Science and the Department of Mathematics are expected to demonstrate effectiveness in teaching, advising and other institutional activities; achievement in scholarship and creative activity that establishes the individual as a significant contributor to the field or profession; and an appropriate balance of institutional and professional service. All professorial positions are expected to make significant contributions to undergraduate and graduate education.

The primary mission of the OSU Mathematics Department is to provide education to undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics and to conduct research and scholarly activities in pure and applied areas of mathematics and mathematics education. The department offers PhD, MS, and BS degrees in Mathematics and has a growing student body of about 70 graduate students and more than 250 undergraduate majors.

The College of Science provides a core instructional role at OSU, supporting the ideals of learning, discovery, and engagement that are the foundation of a land-grant university. The College embraces instruction and research, in disciplines ranging from the mathematical and physical sciences to the life sciences that are based in unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation.

The College of Science is deeply committed to upholding the values of anti-racism, diversity, justice and equity — cornerstones of institutional and scientific excellence. Through our rich collection of people, ideas and perspectives, we engage in a healthy, constructive dialogue to learn, inform our research and make discoveries. Our Diversity Action Plan (https://science.oregonstate.edu/diversity-plan) informs our work to ensure all have equitable access to succeed in science, work to dismantle systems of oppression, embed equity in everything we do and create a climate of trust, understanding and inclusion.

OSU has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, inclusive excellence, and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity and building community. All employees are responsible for helping to maintain and enhance OSU’s collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Instructions to the applicants: Submit the following items online at mathjobs.org to complete your application. Note that in order to be considered for the position, you are required to also submit your application on the Oregon State University Jobs Website:


1) Cover Letter (limit 1 page): Summarize your qualifications and interest in the position. 2) AMS Cover Sheet (it is automatically completed when submitting through this site). 3) Curriculum Vitae: Please list your education, relevant appointments, research publications, teaching experience, funding, and other activities relevant to the position. 4) Statement of Research (5 pages limit): Describe your research interests and main results; discuss these results in the context of applications of probability in data science. 5) Statement of Teaching: (3 page limit): Describe your teaching philosophy and approaches and how these relate to your own teaching experience; discuss possible ideas of contributing to OSU’s teaching mission at undergraduate and graduate levels. 6) Diversity Statement (3 page limit): In this statement, describe your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion which can be related to professional work, volunteer work or in one’s personal life. The College of Science values your experience working with or supporting individuals with marginalized identities of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability, status and others. (See https://science.oregonstate.edu/diversity-plan for the College of Science Diversity Action Plan.) 7) Commitment to Evidence-Based Free Inquiry and Tolerance to Diverse Ideas (1 page limit or to be included in cover letter): Describe your philosophy to open-mindedness for diverse ideas within the academy including those different from one’s own and a commitment to free inquiry based on evidence and criticism. OSU references and context can be found in OSU’s self-study for accreditation, particularly p.79-83: https://accreditation.oregonstate.edu/sites/accreditation.oregonstate.edu/files/2019_year_seven_self-evaluation_report_with_appendices.pdf 8) Four reference letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site). At least one letter should directly address your teaching abilities.

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:
email address
368 Kidder Hall
Corvallis OR 97331