Iowa State University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: ISU-APMATH18 [#10731]
Position Title: Open Rank Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Ames, Iowa 50011-2064, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Data Science: Probability, Applied Topology, Computational/Numerical Methods
Starting Date: 2018/08/16
Application Deadline: 2017/11/01help popup finished (2017/09/14, finished 2018/09/12, listed until 2018/02/20)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University invites applications for up to two tenure-track faculty positions. The department seeks to hire one faculty at the rank of assistant professor and one faculty at the open-rank of assistant, associate, or full professor with research expertise in an area related to data science, including (but not limited to) applied topology, probability, numerical analysis, optimization, and graph/network theory, with a start date of August 16, 2018. In addition to an active research program, the candidate will be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and will be involved in the development and implementation of ISU’s new undergraduate degree program in data science. For further information about the department, please visit our website at The successful candidate will have a strong research portfolio, excellent credentials in both undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching, and will be expected to obtain external funding.

Iowa State University (ISU) is an EO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. ISU provides competitive salary and teaching loads, and is proactive in supporting dual career couples. Ames, Iowa is a vibrant college town with abundant cultural, recreational, and entertainment opportunities and top quality schools.

Qualifications Required: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science, or a related discipline. Demonstrated potential for superior achievement in interdisciplinary research and an ability to collaborate with researchers in data science. Excellent teaching record as evidenced by peer and/or student evaluations. Preferred: Additional years of experience beyond the Ph.D., normally achieved through a postdoctoral position.

Application Instructions: The application process at Iowa State University is a two-part process. Failure to complete both parts of the application process will constitute an incomplete application. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

1. Apply online at at for position ISU-APMATH18. The following materials must be uploaded to constitute a complete application: • AMS (American Mathematical Society) Cover Sheet available at • Cover Letter • Vita/Resume • Brief statement describing research accomplishments and plans • Brief statement describing teaching philosophy and plans • At least three (3) letters of recommendation--one of which must address the candidate's teaching abilities and experiences.

2. Create an online application and apply on the Iowa State University Employment Opportunities website, Position 700179, at If you have questions about this step in the process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

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:
Search Committee
Department of Mathematics
396C Carver Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2064

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