Utah State University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 553-ASSTPROF [#9654]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Core Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Logan, Utah 84322, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Topology, geometry, or closely related field.
Starting Date: 2017/08/01
Application Deadline: 2016/12/04help popup finished (2016/11/04, finished 2017/06/11, listed until 2017/05/04)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Utah State University is seeking to fill a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a starting date of August 2017. The research area for this position is within topology, geometry, or a closely related area, with an emphasis on low-dimensional topology. A PhD in mathematics is required.

Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience and record of publications in (one) of the aforementioned research areas. Applicants should be able to teach a wide variety of mathematics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Moreover, candidates should be dedicated to our teaching mission, with some demonstrated commitment to undergraduate/graduate education and mentoring, and who has a coherent research agenda in an area that enhances our curriculum and potentially increases existing research strengths and makes connections between mathematical sub-disciplines.

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics contains a Differential Geometry, Computer Algebra, and Mathematical Physics (DGCAMP) group, comprising Ian Anderson, Mark Fels, Nathan Geer, Andreas Malmendier and Zhaohu Nie, from the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, and Maria Rodriguez, Charles Torre and Oscar Varela in the Department of Physics. The department offers BS, BA, MS, and PhD degrees in mathematics and statistics. The Department currently has 31 full-time faculty at the main campus in Logan, with additional faculty serving at USU's regional campuses throughout the state. The department has approximately 250 undergraduate majors, and more than 60 graduate students. Utah State University has approximately 17,000 students on the Logan campus, is a land grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Doctoral/STEM-dominant/high research activity university. Based in Logan (perennially rated as one the safest communities in America), USU is surrounded by spectacular mountains offering a wide range of outdoor activities. Located eighty miles north of Salt Lake City, Logan is within an easy drive of five national parks and numerous other historical and recreational sites. Logan offers affordable housing, excellent health care facilities, and a culturally rich and family-friendly environment. USU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to recruiting and retaining top candidates from a diverse pool including women and minorities. The university is open to considering dual-career appointments for suitable professional partners, and offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical, retirement, and professional benefits (see http://www.usu.edu/hr/ for details). Qualified couples should note that the department also has open positions for a tenure-track faculty and a Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Math/Mathematical Biology with a background in Numerical Analysis/Scientific Computing or Stochastic Processes/Applied Probability, and a tenure-track faculty and a Lecturer in Statistics. (See department web site: http://www.math.usu.edu/employment/ .)

Applicants should apply electronically to www.mathjobs.org, and should submit a cover letter of application stating their qualifications; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests; a statement of teaching philosophy; and four letters of recommendation, at least one of which must address teaching qualifications. In addition, applicants should complete a brief online application at http://www.usu.edu/hr/ with the quick link to this position located at https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=1936 .

Requests for further information can be sent to the Search Committee Chair Nathan Geer at nathan.geer@usu.edu. Review of applications will begin December 4, 2016, with the position open until filled.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Utah State University
Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
3900 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3900

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