University of California, Merced, School of Natural Sciences

Position ID: 2097-APRAP [#13888, JPF00818]
Position Title: JPF00818 - Assistant Professional Researcher in Applied Mathematics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Merced, California 95343, United States [map]
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2019/06/30help popup finished (2019/05/02, finished 2020/01/05, listed until 2019/06/30)
Position Description:    

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Title: JPF00818-Assistant Professional Researcher in Applied Mathematics

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region. In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

The Professional Researcher Program at UC Merced supports young applied mathematics researchers and educators. The purpose of this program is to provide training in research and scientific communication to strong candidates in preparation for careers in academia, industry, and government. The PRs are expected to contribute to the Applied Mathematics Department by conducting research. In addition, PRs are highly encouraged to participate in the Applied Mathematics Department’s activities such as seminars, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, proposal writing and informal events.

The Department of Applied Mathematics at UC Merced invites applications for an Assistant Professional Researcher position for AY 2019-2020. This (renewable) non-tenure track position requires the successful candidate to conduct research in collaboration with at least one faculty member in the Department of Applied Mathematics. Moreover, potential opportunities of teaching may be available if the need arises.

A Ph.D. or equivalent in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics or a related field is required by the time of hire. Preference will be given to candidates at the early stage of their careers. We are seeking exceptionally qualified candidates with expertise in areas across the field of applied mathematics. Special attention will be paid to applicants who can collaborate with researchers in applied mathematics and other fields in natural sciences, engineering and/or social sciences at UC Merced.

Applications must be submitted via this website, and must include 1) AMS cover sheet (include your area of mathematical specialization); 2) cover letter; 3) curriculum vitae; 4) statement of research; 5) statement of contributions to diversity; and, 6) three reference letters (sent electronically through The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC Academic salary scales.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on April 18th, 2019, with a final closing date of June 30th, 2019.

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