Michigan State University, Mathematics

Position ID: MSU-FS2023APCOM [#20270]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: East Lansing, Michigan 48824, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Mathematics, combinatorics, theoretical applied mathematics
Application Deadline: 2022/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/03, finished 2023/05/06)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Mathematics at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure system position beginning Fall 2023. Michigan State University’s Department of Mathematics represents all areas of mathematics and has leading research groups in Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, Analysis and Differential Equations, Applied Mathematics, Combinatorics, Dynamical Systems, Geometry, Number Theory, and Topology, with cross cutting research at the interfaces of these important areas. In conjunction with these research activities, the department is home to a vibrant postdoctoral program and a strong PhD program. The department supports BS degrees in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, and Computational Mathematics, as well as an Advanced Mathematics undergraduate program, with many students continuing on to advanced degrees. 

Preference will be given to applicants with research in combinatorics, theoretical applied mathematics, or working at their interface. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to carry out cutting edge research, commitments to teaching and mentorship of students, and initiative in building an equitable and diverse scholarly and instructional environment. While we expect the appointment to be at the assistant professor level, depending on the experience of the candidate, an appointment at the level of associate or full professor can be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with at least 2 years of experience beyond the Ph.D.

We request that applications include:

  1. One-page cover letter that frames the application in the context of this ad and MSU’s Mathematics Department and addresses the relation of the candidate’s research to the areas of research preference.
  2. CV, including a list of publications, a history of external funding, contributed and invited talks, teaching and mentoring roles, contributions to the academic community, and efforts in public outreach.
  3. A 2–6 page research statement highlighting past research accomplishments and future plans that frame the applicant’s ability to conduct independent research. This statement should include experience or plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the mathematics research community.
  4. A 2–3 page teaching statement describing the applicant’s experience in instruction and research mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, including experiences or plans to create an inclusive and equitable learning environment for students.
  5. Four (4) letters of reference.  Three of these letters should address the applicant’s research while one letter should address the applicant’s instructional experience.

Applications should be submitted via mathjobs.org.  A background check is required for employment.

The evaluation process will begin on November 1, 2022, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Keith Promislow (promislo@msu.edu). Applicants are encouraged to explore the MSU Department of Mathematics website at https://math.msu.edu.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employees' work and personal life, and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.

Together We Will Statement:  The university is requiring all MSU Students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions.  Learn more at:  https://msu.edu/together-we-will.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
email address
Department of Mathematics
Wells Hall
619 Red Cedar Road, C212
East Lansing, MI 48824