Iowa State University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: ISU-ISUAPDSGT [#12515]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Ames, Iowa 50011-2064, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Geometry/Topology/PDE/Algebra/Combinatorics
Application Deadline: 2018/11/05help popup finished (2018/09/21, finished 2019/05/12)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University (ISU) invites applications for one or more tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will be part of our data science group and targets researchers with backgrounds in Geometry/Topology, Applied Math/PDE, or Applied Algebra/Combinatorics. In addition to an active research program, the candidate will be responsible for teaching Mathematics, including data science courses, at both the undergraduate and graduate level. 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 pursue external funding. This position will be part of our departmental data science group.

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 other researchers. Excellent teaching record as evidenced by at least one letter specifically addressing teaching. 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-APDSGT. 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 • Four (4) 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 800175,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.

To guarantee full consideration, the two-part application process must be completed by November 1, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions about the application process may be directed to Bonnie Tinker,, 515-294-8615. All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check. Iowa State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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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