Auburn University, College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM)

Position ID: 723-DM [#16285, P0004F]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Discrete Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Auburn University, Alabama 36849, United States [map]
Subject Area: Discrete Mathematics
Application Deadline: (posted 2020/09/16, listed until 2021/03/16)
Position Description:    

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Auburn University is seeking to fill a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 16, 2021. Duties include establishing an independent research program in Mathematics and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. An earned doctorate in Mathematics or a related field by the appointment start date is required. Applicants should have strong evidence of research and teaching ability in Mathematics. Postdoctoral research experience is desired. Successful candidates are expected to be able to communicate effectively in English. Excellent written and interpersonal skills are required.

We seek applicants with research specialization in Discrete Mathematics. The Discrete group is currently centered in graph theory, and we would welcome a candidate in a complementary area such as probabilistic combinatorics, matroid theory, additive combinatorics, design theory, or algebraic combinatorics.

The department has a PhD program and various MS programs, including a new MS program in Data Science. It has over 50 mathematicians/statisticians and more than 120 graduate students engaged in research in a wide variety of areas in mathematics and statistics. Auburn University's strong research programs in a variety of areas presents many opportunities for interdisciplinary research and for participation in its various multidisciplinary programs. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence of the academic community, teaching, and research. Auburn University is an R1 University and one of the nation's premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. It maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence. For more information on faculty life at Auburn University, please visit: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/facultyjobs/. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. Please visit the following link for more information: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/pdf/guidelines-dual-career-services.pdf.

Candidates can submit their application material online at http://www.auemployment.com/postings/19353. Applications must include a cover letter, transcript(s), curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching (and teaching evaluations if available), and a statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion. Candidates should also submit the names and contact information for three professional references. One reference must address teaching experience and abilities. For additional information contact: Dr. Jessica McDonald, Chair, Search Committee, e-mail: mcdonald@auburn.edu.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 1, 2020. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer and committed to building an inclusive and diverse community.


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