Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mathematical Sciences

Position ID: WPI-TTF [#18963]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2280, United States [map]
Subject Area: Discrete Mathematics
Application Deadline: finished (2021/11/10, finished 2022/04/13, listed until 2022/05/09)
Position Description:    

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

The WPI Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the Fall of 2022. The broad focus is in the areas of Algebra, Geometry, Graph Theory, and Topology. Possible areas of expertise include but are not limited to Bootstrap Percolation, Clustering, Graphons, and Discrete Geometry and Topology. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research program and contribute to the teaching mission of the department, which embraces project-based learning. Interest to interact and contribute to WPI’s interdisciplinary programs and initiatives, which include Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Neuroscience, and Quantum Information Science, is welcomed and encouraged. The Department offers courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level in Algebra, Discrete Mathematics and Optimization, Combinatorics and Graph Theory. Candidates should have a PhD in Mathematics, or a related field.

The successful candidate will join a department of over 40 faculty and postdocs. Our undergraduate programs in Mathematical Sciences and Actuarial Mathematics have over 200 students and our graduate programs have approximately 100 students. At the graduate level, we have several master’s programs (Applied Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Mathematics, and Financial Mathematics) and we offer PhDs in Mathematical Sciences and Statistics. The department has a strong reputation for its cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and for its successful programs addressing mathematical and statistical problems in industry, with a Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (CIMS).

Qualified applicants should submit (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a teaching statement, (3) a research statement, (4) a cover letter, and (5) four letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses teaching experience or potential. Review of applications will begin on December 10th and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation’s first technological universities. A highly selective private university located within an hour of Boston, WPI is consistently ranked among the top 70 research institutions by US News & World Report. The university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real world problems around the globe. Located in the heart of New England, WPI is surrounded by cultural and recreational opportunities. The UMass Medical Center, a large number of technology companies, and many colleges and universities are located in the immediate area making it ideal for two career families.

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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Further Info:
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280