University of South Carolina, Mathematics

Position ID: UofSC-APDM [#18120, MATH_21-16-130600]
Position Title: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Discrete Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Columbia, South Carolina 29208, United States [map]
Subject Area: Discrete Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2021/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/09/08, finished 2022/01/28, listed until 2022/03/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of Mathematics at the University of South Carolina is inviting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of discrete mathematics in a broad sense.  The candidate is expected to contribute to synergistically bridging important theoretical developments in discrete mathematics and vibrant emerging mathematical foundations in Data Science. Areas of interest include extremal and probabilistic combinatorics, combinatorial geometry, graphs and hypergraphs, random graphs and complex networks, and their applications in data science, network science, computer science, and bioinformatics.

The successful candidate is expected to teach on all levels and, in particular, Discrete Math and Graph Theory courses at the graduate level in the Department of Mathematics. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, an outstanding research record, a commitment to effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a demonstrated potential for excellence in both research and teaching.  

Applications must be submitted through the University’s online employment system (USCJobs) at A completed application should contain a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research plans, and statement of teaching philosophy. In addition, four letters of recommendation should be made available through One of the letters should appraise the candidate’s teaching ability.

The beginning date for the position will be August 16, 2022. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Please address inquiries to

The Mathematics Department (, located in the heart of the historic campus, currently has 36 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 10 instructors, 46 graduate students, over 180 majors, and 40 minors. Faculty research interests include algebra, analysis, applied and computational mathematics, constructive approximation, discrete mathematics, geometry, mathematical biology, mathematical education, and number theory.

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (Aiken, Beaufort and Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the UofSC system institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs more than 15,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Department of Mathematics
Carolina Coliseum Rm. 1000
701 Assembly Street
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208