The University of Oklahoma, Mathematics

Position ID: OU-AP1 [#13320]
Position Title: Faculty Position in Computational Geometry or Applied Topology
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Norman, Oklahoma 73019, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics - Geometry and Topology
Application Deadline: finished (2018/12/05, finished 2019/03/15, listed until 2019/04/12)
Position Description:    

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

University of Oklahoma
Department of Mathematics

Faculty Position in 
Geometry and Topology with preference for Computational Geometry or Applied Topology 

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Oklahoma is experiencing an exciting multi-year period of growth and development. We are seeking to expand upon the strengths of our Geometry and Topology group and to develop a program in Computational Geometry or Applied Topology.

We encourage dynamic and innovative individuals to apply for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Geometry and Topology beginning August 2019.  Preference will be given to candidates in Computational Geometry or Applied Topology.  A higher rank appointment may be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Normal duties consist of teaching two courses per semester, conducting research, and rendering service to the department, university, and profession.


The position requires an earned doctorate and research interests that complement and extend the strengths of the department.  Applicants should have postdoctoral experience and should have a demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching. 

We seek strong candidates from across Geometry and Topology with priority given to those with interests in the areas of computational topology, topological data analysis, computational geometry, and geometric inference among others.  This is a position intended to open new horizons in mathematical research especially bridging the gap between topology/geometry and data science.  We invite exceptional candidates in these areas to apply. The department intends to build on this appointment with more hires expected in the coming years. This initiative also dovetails with a larger initiative by the university to hire in areas that combine traditional faculty lines with data science: at least two searches are being conducted in parallel in digital humanities and computational neurobiology at the college level which are intended to bolster the university’s commitment to programs in big data and data science.

In addition to interacting with faculty in the department, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on interdisciplinary projects with researchers around campus with needs in analyzing large data sets.  


The salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program.  For further information please access the Human Resources website at


For full consideration, applicants should send a completed AMS cover sheet, curriculum vitae, a description of current and planned research, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and have three letters of recommendation (at least one of which must address the applicant's teaching experience and proficiency). Applicants are encouraged to submit these materials through MathJobs,  However, they may also be mailed to:

Search Committee
Department of Mathematics
The University of Oklahoma
601 Elm, PHSC 423
Norman, OK 73019-0315

Phone: 405-325-6711 

Screening of applications will begin on December 13, 2018 and will continue until the position is closed on MathJobs.

Additional information

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. 

In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit for more information.

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services.

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
601 Elm, PHSC 423
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019-0315

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