Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Position ID: UMassAmherst-LDA [#11390, R54330]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Amherst, Massachusetts 01003-9305, United States [map]
Starting Date: 2018/09/01
Application Deadline: 2018/05/31 finished (offers accepted 2017/11/22, finished 2018/07/02, listed until 2018/05/31)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the UMass Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) invite applications for a full-time tenure track position in Large Data Analytics at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the Fall semester of 2018. Candidates whose research interests complement the strengths of the Mathematics and Statistics Department's faculty in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Statistics, and Data Science and whose research involves extracting information from large life science related datasets are especially encouraged to apply. Statistical and mathematical areas of interest include, but are not restricted to: Bayesian methods, computational probability, data assimilation methods, high-performance computing for complex systems, information theory, inverse problems, machine/statistical learning, Monte Carlo methods, queueing systems and networks, stochastic algorithms and optimization, uncertainty quantification. In addition to a focus on methodology, we are especially interested in applicants whose research includes a translational/disease-relevant component. Applicants must present strong evidence of outstanding research accomplishments and promise in both research and teaching.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics or a related field by the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. To apply, please submit the following required documents electronically through Please submit: a cover letter, an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a description of research, and a statement about teaching experience and interests. The applicant must also have at least four letters of recommendation submitted, of which one must address the applicant's effectiveness as a teacher.

Questions about the position should be directed to the chair of the Search Committee, Professor Markos Katsoulakis For additional information about the application process contact Ms. Christine Mirabal (Department Head’s Assistant)

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. The scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, is home to five colleges (Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts). More information about the Department may be found at More information about IALS may be found at

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

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:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Massachusetts
710 N. Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01003-9305

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