University of South Florida, Mathematics & Statistics

663 23078Position ID: USF-APPLALG24 [#23078, 35090]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Applied Algebra
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Tampa, Florida 33620, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Applied Algebra (Cryptography, Coding Theory, and Quantum Computing)
Application Deadline: 2023/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/15, listed until 2024/03/15)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics & Statistics of the University of South Florida seeks to fill a nine-month, full-time and tenure-earning Assistant Professor position in Applied Algebra to begin August 7, 2024. A Ph.D. in Mathematics or a closely-related field is required, with preference for applications of algebra to Cryptography, Coding Theory, and Quantum Computing.

The Department is home to the USF Center for Cryptographic Research, which is run in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science & Engineering. The Department of Mathematics & Statistics offers vertically-integrated programs in Applied Algebra at all levels: postdoctoral supervision in Applied Algebra, a graduate sequence in Applied Algebra, an undergraduate certificate in Cryptography, a Research Undergraduate Experience (REU Site) program in Cryptography and Coding Theory, as well as a K–12 summer program in cybersecurity.

Applications from individuals who are ABD will be accepted, but the degree must be conferred by the start date of the appointment. We seek applicants with a strong record of research productivity, the potential to secure external funding, and experience teaching university undergraduates. Special consideration will be given to candidates who possess experience beyond the Ph.D. level and the potential for excellence in teaching at the graduate level. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged. Salary is negotiable. To receive consideration, applications must be submitted no later than November 15, 2023.

To apply, please visit, click on Job ID 35090, and attach a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, proven Teaching Effectiveness/Instructional History, and Research Statement (as a single document). Applicants must also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted for review. These letters should be submitted through or they may be sent in a timely manner to Denise Marks at

Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution. For disability accommodations, contact Denise L. Marks (at (813) 974-9747 or, a minimum of five working days in advance.

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Department of Mathematics & Statistics
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue, CMC342
Tampa, FL 33620-5700