Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mathematical Sciences

Position ID: WPI-TTFAC [#8905]
Position Title: Tenure Track-Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2280, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biomathematics
Application Deadline: finished (2016/07/18, finished 2017/04/27, listed until 2017/05/31)
Position Description:    

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

The WPI department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a Tenure Track position to begin in Fall 2017. The broad focus is in those areas of applied mathematics that develop and study models describing biological processes, where a variety of analytical and computational methods are used to understand the system and make predictions. In particular, we seek candidates that are working to develop multiscale models that connect several components to understand biological mechanisms. Application areas of particular interest include but are not limited to cell motility (related to cancer progression or tissue engineering), neuromodulation or transduction, biomechanics, and biofluids dynamics. We seek candidates who show mathematical strength as well as great promise to contribute to WPI's growing interdisciplinary programs (e.g. Bioinformatics and Computational Biology).

The successful applicant is expected to lead a high quality research program and contribute to the teaching mission of the department both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, or in a related area. A degree or background in the biological sciences is a plus. Teaching and postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Salary, benefits and start-up funding are competitive and commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.

Qualified applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of specific teaching and research objectives, and four letters of recommendation at least one of which addresses teaching experience or potential, via mathjobs. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. We encourage interested candidates to send in their applications even if they cannot meet the October 1, 2016 proposed target.

Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation’s first technological universities. A highly selective private university located within an hour of Boston, WPI is consistently ranked among the top 70 research institutions by US News & World Report. The university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real world problems around the globe.

The Mathematical Sciences Department currently has 28 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 10 postdoctoral scholars, and features an active Ph.D. program in Mathematical Sciences. The department offers bachelor’s degrees in Mathematical Sciences and in Actuarial Mathematics, and master’s degrees in Applied Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, and Industrial Mathematics (see http://www.wpi.edu/+math). The department has a strong reputation for its cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and for its successful programs addressing mathematical and statistical problems in industry.

Located in the heart of New England, WPI is surrounded by cultural and recreational opportunities. The UMass Medical Center, a large number of technology companies and many colleges and universities are located in the immediate area making it ideal for two career families.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280

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