Virginia Commonwealth University, Mathematics

Position ID: VCU-RAP [#9120]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Richmond, Virginia 23284, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2016/11/01help popup finished (2016/09/07, finished 2017/05/04, listed until 2017/03/07)
Position Description:    

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

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Position: One or two faculty positions (9-month) as Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics beginning August 16, 2017. The Department and University Web pages may be found at and The Ph.D. program Web page may be found at

Responsibilities of Position: Maintain a vigorous research program and a record of excellent teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics, or related field, is required at the time of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with a clearly identified research agenda and expertise in one of the areas of Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes, Stochastic Differential Equations, Extremal Combinatorics, or Enumerative Combinatorics. Preference will also be given to candidates with a proven track record of external funding or the potential for such. Applicants must have a record of successful teaching, as well as experience with working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or the commitment to do so.

The Department: The mission of the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics is to offer a strong undergraduate and graduate education, with an increasing focus on the development of cross-disciplinary efforts that will prepare our students for real-world applications and stimulating employment and career opportunities. Key current objectives of the department include the continued development of our Ph.D. program, which emphasizes applications of mathematics to the medical and biological sciences and research in both applied and theoretical discrete mathematics, the improvement of student outcomes in our lower level courses, and the continued strengthening of our department’s track in secondary education preparation. We are looking for ambitious faculty members to help grow and strengthen the department by expanding teaching, research, and grant activity. We are excited about the opportunities to grow in these areas and are particularly interested in mathematicians with similar interests.

How to Apply for the Position: To apply, candidates must submit electronically through the following: a cover letter that clearly delineates how they meet the qualifications outlined above, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references. In addition, candidates must submit electronically through the following: a cover letter, an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a current curriculum vitae, and detailed teaching and research statements. Applicants must also have four letters of recommendation, of which one must address the applicant’s effectiveness as a teacher, submitted electronically through

Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.A. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2016.

“Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action University providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.”

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:
PO Box 842014
Richmond, VA 23284

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