University of Missouri-Kansas City, Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 1748-APAM [#18423, 38735]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Kansas City, Missouri 64110, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: finished (2021/09/30, finished 2022/10/01, listed until 2022/03/30)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The department seeks a dynamic colleague committed to fostering excellence in research, teaching, and service. An ideal candidate is expected to have a research agenda focusing on Mathematical Methods in Data Science, seek external funding, and provide effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. We especially encourage applications from candidates from marginalized or underserved communities, as well as those with active research in areas such as Applied Partial Differential Equations, Applied Topology, Applied Harmonic Analysis, Optimization and Stochastic Control, Numerical Analysis, and other emerging areas, with applications in Data Science.

We expect that new faculty to be successful in scholarly activities through publications, grant writing, and collaboration with the faculty in our department, college, and university. Primary teaching responsibilities will be teaching two mathematics/data science courses per semester at different levels. Other duties may include service at the department, college, and university level as well as the service to the professional community.

As part of the UMKC Forward initiative ( the Department will join the new UMKC School of Science and Engineering in 2022. Faculty members of Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics programs will expand their collaborations in all areas of research and teaching. We are particularly interested in applicants with transformative and transdisciplinary research experiences in applied mathematics and data science.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is a public research institution situated at the heart of a thriving and diverse urban area, with a strong economy, buzzing culture and arts scene, excellent schools, numerous recreational amenities, and affordable cost of living. The university is currently pursuing exciting initiatives to support data science research and education, with a focus on medical bioinformatics and big data analytics. The successful candidate is expected to strengthen the engagement of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics with these initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics or a closely related field (or expected to graduate with a Ph.D. before August 2022) and successful teaching experience at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications

We are interested in applicants who have an established record of research in applied and computational mathematics, show potential to build interdisciplinary and industry connections through their research, and are qualified to teach graduate and undergraduate classes in the areas of applied mathematics and data science.

Full Time/Part Time

Full-time, tenure-track, benefit eligible, 9-month contract to begin September 1, 2022.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline

The review of applications begins November 15, 2021 and continues until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

To apply, please combine all application materials (cover letter, full curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research description and plans, and contact information for three references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document with a maximum size of 11MB and upload online at as your resume attachment. Limit the document name to 50 characters and do not include any special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.). Please also arrange for the three official letters of reference to be sent to Noah Rhee, Chair of Search Committee, via email to At least one of the letters needs to address teaching. We encourage applicants to include evidence of effective teaching, such as teaching evaluations, in their application. For more information about the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and UMKC, please visit For questions about the position, please contact Noah Rhee at Equal Employment Opportunity Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323. EEO IS THE LAW To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), please use the following links: • EEO is the Law English Version • EEO is the Law Spanish Version • EEO is the Law Chinese Version

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University of Missouri-Kansas City
Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
206 Haag Hall
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64110
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