Stevens Institute of Technology, Mathematical Sciences

Position ID: Stevens-PHDMATHTARA [#13815]
Position Title: Doctoral (PhD) Pure & Applied Mathematics students - Teaching & Research Assistants
Position Type: Student programs
Position Location: Hoboken, New Jersey 07030, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Mathematics, Statistics
Application Deadline: 2019/08/31help popup (posted 2019/04/08, listed until 2019/09/30)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematical Sciences of Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens) is seeking qualified doctoral (PhD) students to also be hired as Teaching and Research Assistants. Prospective students should have obtained Master’s degree (preferred) or Bachelors degree in Mathematics, Statistics or in a related field by Summer 2019. Applicants must apply and be accepted to the Pure and Applied Mathematics Doctoral Program. Application and program information can be found here: https://www.stevens.edu/schaefer-school-engineering-science/departments/mathematical-sciences/graduate-programs/pure-and-applied-mathematics-doctoral-program On the application, indicate that you wish to be considered for a graduate teaching or research assistantship. Tuition Remission at Stevens is included in the positions along with a competitive stipend. Teaching Assistants (TAs) provide more personalized instruction to smaller groups of undergraduates in recitation sections of the particular course assigned to the TA. Typical day-to-day duties of a graduate teaching assistant include but are not limited to: • Conducting recitation for an undergraduate subject in coordination with the professor in 3-4 50 minute meetings per week • Office hours once a week for answering student questions; • Grading student exams; • Occasional help in seminars, workshops or other events at the department. At least one Research Assistant (RA) position has funding available for a PhD student to work on a project in the following areas: robust statistics, semi- and non-parametric methods, spatial and spatio-temporal modeling with applications to ecology, and related computational aspects. The student will be supervised by Prof. William H. Aeberhard. The prospective PhD student/RA should have obtained a Master's degree, or equivalent, in statistics or in a related field by Summer 2019. Required qualifications include a solid background in mathematical statistics, some experience in applied statistical modeling and proficiency in at least one relevant programming language (R preferably).

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Stevens is an internationally recognized center of excellence for research and education in contemporary mathematical sciences with an undergraduate program in mathematics, a PhD program in pure and applied mathematics, and MSc programs in mathematics, applied mathematics, data science, and actuarial mathematics. . Stevens offers excellent computational facilities and opportunities for interdisciplinary research with well-established programs in engineering and science, computer science, quantitative finance and business.

About Stevens Institute of Technology: a private research university located in Hoboken, New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from New York City and only 15 minutes away from downtown Manhattan via public transportation. Stevens' exceptional location offers excellent opportunities for collaboration with nearby universities, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and major corporate research laboratories, as well as recruitment opportunities with some of the biggest companies in business and technology. With the recently inaugurated Stevens Institute for Artificial Intelligence and new Masters programs in Machine Learning and Data Science, Stevens intends on vastly increasing its research output in statistics, machine learning and artificial intelligence and is actively expanding its faculty in these areas. See https://www.stevens.edu/about-stevens for general information and https://tour.stevens.edu to view the campus location and surroundings.

Stevens is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is building a diverse faculty, staff and student body and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities. Stevens is an NSF ADVANCE institution committed to equitable practices and policies.

To apply: interested applicants should apply to the PhD program utilizing the link above. Suitable candidates could start as early as August 15, 2019. Please linda.habermann-ward@stevens.edu and indicate the date of your application to the PhD program in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and with any questions.


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Further Info:
https://www.stevens.edu/schaefer-school-engineering-science/departments/mathematical-sciences/graduate-programs/pure-and-applied-mathematics-doctoral-program
201-216-5449
 
Stevens Institute of Technology
Department of Mathematical Sciences
1 Castle Point on Hudson
Kidde 219
Hoboken, NJ 07030

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