Mathematical Sciences, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Position ID: WPI-TTF [#10484]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2280, United States [map]
Subject Area: Financial Mathematics
Application Deadline: (posted 2017/07/28, listed until 2018/01/28)
Position Description:    

WPI invites applications for a tenure track Assistant/Associate professor position in Financial Mathematics and closely related fields to begin in the fall of 2018. The successful applicant is expected to lead a high quality research program and collaborate with other departmental faculty to further develop a cutting-edge financial mathematics research hub. They will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the department giving particular support to courses in Financial and Actuarial Mathematics. Outstanding candidates in other areas will also receive consideration. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, or in a related area. Significant postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Readiness to participate in the department's cooperation with partners in the financial industry would be a plus. Salary, benefits and start-up funding are competitive and commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.

Qualified applicants should submit: (1) a detailed curriculum vitae, (2) a statement on research achievements, objectives and goals, (3) a statement on teaching experience, philosophy and interests, and (4) four letters of recommendation at least one of which addresses teaching experience or potential. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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 30 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 6 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

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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