Mathematics, University of Tennessee

Position ID: UTK-CLUJ [#11207]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-1320, United States [map]
Subject Area: Analysis of Data
Application Deadline: finished (notifying applicants 2017/10/30, finished 2018/09/04, listed until 2018/04/28)
Position Description:    

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

The hiring for these positions is postponed until Fall 2018. However, all applicants who remain in the list will be considered in the new searches. The Mathematics Department at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks exceptional candidates to fill anticipated tenure-track, assistant professor positions that are part of a cluster hire related to analysis of data. A PhD or equivalent degree in mathematics or mathematical sciences, including statistics and mathematical biology, is required. Some postdoctoral experience at a major research university is preferred. The Mathematics Department is currently writing a proposal for a cluster hire involving four assistant professors and two higher-rank faculty. More details may be found in our advertisement for higher-rank faculty connected with the cluster. Applicants for the assistant professor positions are encouraged to bring that advertisement to the attention of their dissertation or postdoctoral advisors, or other prominent researchers with whom they would be interested in working as part of a cluster at the University of Tennessee.

Evidence of potential for excellence in research and high quality teaching is required. Review of applications will begin if and when the department’s cluster hire proposal is accepted, likely in early to mid-January. This advertisement will be updated to reflect any changes in the timeline. The University of Tennessee encourages applications from candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is the flagship university in the Tennessee state higher education system. In recent years, the Department of Mathematics has increased its research prominence both within the University and in the larger mathematical community. Opportunities exist to collaborate with researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS). The department is highly supportive of its faculty, including providing full travel support for 99% of invited talks by departmental faculty in the last five years; summer research stipends and travel support for advanced PhD students; partial F&A return from grants; office space in beautifully renovated Ayres Hall, the iconic building of the University of Tennessee; competitive salaries and teaching loads; and high quality administrative support. The University of Tennessee offers a very competitive benefits package.

Knoxville is a medium-sized city nestled in the Tennessee Valley, which is bordered on one side by the Great Smoky Mountains and on the other by the geologically rich Cumberland Plateau. 
The city has a relatively low cost of living, and there is no state income tax on earned income. The city caters to diverse interests: the downtown area has a vital Arts District, Old City, Market Square, and Waterfront, while less than three miles away across the Tennessee River is an Urban Wilderness larger than Central Park in New York City, with more than 45 miles of hiking, running, and mountain biking trails.

Candidates should apply via, including curriculum vitae, description of their research accomplishments and plans, teaching statement, publication list, and three or more letters of reference. 
The letters should include one that addresses teaching. Candidates should also provide a cover letter specific to the University of Tennessee assistant professor position, including the names of faculty at the University of Tennessee with whom the applicant would like to have research interactions and any other reasons that this position is of interest to the applicant.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Mathematics Department
227 Ayres Hall
1403 Circle Drive
Knoxville TN 37996-1320

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