University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Mathematics

Position ID: 690-APPLIEDMATH [#12948]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Applied Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, United States [map]
Application Deadline: finished (2018/10/23, finished 2019/07/24, listed until 2019/04/23)
Position Description:    

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The Mathematics & Statistics Department at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Applied Mathematics beginning August 26, 2019. The department is particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates that can provide our students with the interdisciplinary skills necessary to further enhance Wisconsin’s workforce in high-demand STEM fields.

We welcome applicants with traditional mathematical modeling experience, as well as those interested in applying the methods of data science, machine learning, mathematical biology, and/or topological data analysis. Our department recognizes that interdisciplinary skills can be learned in various environments. Preference will be given to candidates whose training and research can enhance and expand the department’s collaborative STEM activities, including partnerships with faculty across campus and scientists and medical professionals in the La Crosse area.

The Mathematics & Statistics Department at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has a faculty of 37 members and offers traditional undergraduate mathematics and statistics degrees including emphasis in applied mathematics, actuarial science, and mathematics education as well as Masters programs in Data Science and Applied Statistics. The Mathematics & Statistics Department supports and values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek a colleague who shares the department's commitment to diversity and who will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals.

Responsibilities: Teach both introductory and advanced courses (three classes, averaging 12 hours per semester, with two preparations); maintain a productive program of research in the mathematical sciences; contribute to departmental, college, and university service activities.

Qualifications: Candidates for the appointment should have or be near to completing a doctorate in the mathematical sciences or related fields by the start date. Degree must be earned by the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2020. Additional qualification include evidence of successful college/university teaching. Experience or interest in directing students on undergraduate research/independent study projects is desirable.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and individual statements on teaching and research.  Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation (at least one commenting on teaching) submitted via the website

Review of complete applications will begin on November 28, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. The department will be represented at the Mathematical Sciences Employment Center during the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, MD, January 16-19, 2019; applicants are encouraged to complete their applications by November 28, 2018 so that they can be reviewed in advance of the Meetings.  Applicants attending the Joint Meetings are encouraged to state this in their letter of application.  Interviews using video conferencing may be conducted for selected applicants that do not attend the Joint Meetings.

Please contact the chair of the Search and Screen Committee, Dr. James Peirce (, if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.

UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence.  We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive."   The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all.   UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience.  UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by (ACO).

For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.  

With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs in the following colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education.  There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees.  UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 83 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.

UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at

The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin.  The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between.  Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits.  Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.  

UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives.  In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.  

As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at

Employment will require a criminal background check.  A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

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Contact: Dr. James Peirce, 608-785-6604, 608-785-6602 (fax)
Postal Mail:
UW-L Math & Stats Department
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
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