University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: UMassAmherst-AP [#14924]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Amherst, Massachusetts 01003-9305, United States [map]
Subject Area: Data Science and Scientific Computing
Application Deadline: 2019/11/04 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/10/18, finished 2020/05/10, listed until 2020/04/18)
Position Description:    

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About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Job Description:

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Data Science and/or Scientific Computing at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the Fall semester of 2020.


We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. Candidates whose research interests complement the strengths of the Department's faculty in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Statistics, and Data Science are particularly encouraged to apply. More information about the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is at and about the position at



Applicants must present strong evidence of outstanding research accomplishments and promise in both research and teaching. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics or a related field/area of study by the time of appointment.


Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.


Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit the following required documents through a cover letter, an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a research plan, a teaching statement  a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (see below) and UMass Information Form. In addition, at least four letters of recommendation must be submitted, one of which addressing the applicant's effectiveness as a teacher.


The Diversity Statement should identify past experiences and future goals. These contributions may results from lived experiences, scholarship, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities. As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations.  (


Questions about the position should be directed to the chair of the Search Committee, Professor Luc Rey-Bellet, For additional information about the application process contact the Head’s Assistant Liming Liu,


UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Ma 01003

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