Virginia Commonwealth University, Mathematics

Position ID: VCU-RAP [#12473]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Richmond, Virginia 23284, United States [map]
Application Deadline: finished (2018/09/10, finished 2019/08/01, listed until 2018/11/10)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Position: Four faculty positions (9month) as Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics
and Applied Mathematics beginning August 16, 2019. The Department and University Web pages may be found at

Responsibilities of Position: Maintain a vigorous research program and a record of excellent teaching at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Mathematics, or related field, is required at the time of the appointment. We are seeking
candidates in two different areas: Geometry and Applied Mathematics. For the Geometry position(s), preference
will be given to candidates with a clearly identified research agenda and expertise in the area of Geometry, including
but not limited to: Algebraic Geometry, Complex Geometry, Contact Geometry, Differential Geometry, Geometric
Analysis, or Symplectic Geometry. For the Applied Mathematics position(s), preference will be given to candidates
with a clearly defined research agenda and expertise in interdisciplinary research with an emphasis in one or more of
the following fields: deterministic and/or stochastic dynamical systems, multiscale modeling, complex networks 
and/or systems, uncertainty quantification, shape and image analysis, and parameter identification.

Preference will also be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience and a demonstrated potential to secure
external funding. Applicants must have a record of successful teaching, as well as experience with working in and
fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or the commitment to do so.

The Department: The mission of the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics is to offer a strong
undergraduate and graduate education, with an increasing focus on the development of crossdisciplinary
efforts that will prepare our students for realworld applications and stimulating employment and career opportunities. Key
current objectives of the department include the continued development of our Ph.D. program, which emphasizes
applications of mathematics to the medical and biological sciences and research in both applied and theoretical
discrete mathematics, the improvement of student outcomes in our lower level courses, and the continued
strengthening of our department’s track in secondary education preparation and mathematics education outreach
initiatives. We seek ambitious faculty members to help grow and strengthen the department by expanding teaching,
research, and grant activity. We are excited about the opportunities to grow in these areas and are particularly
interested in mathematics educators with similar interests.

How to Apply for the Position: To apply, candidates should submit electronically
( the following: a cover letter that delineates how they meet the
qualifications outlined above, a current curriculum vitae, contact information for each of the four references. In
addition, candidates need to submit electronically ( the following: a
cover letter, an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a current curriculum vitae, and detailed statements about teaching and
their current research activities. Applicants also should include four letters of recommendation. One of the letters of
recommendation must address the applicant’s effectiveness as a teacher. Letters should be submitted electronically

Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.A. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2018.

“Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action University providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.

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:
PO Box 842014
Richmond, VA 23284

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