University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: UNCCharlotte-ASSISTANTPROFESSOR2 [#20592, 006558]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Charlotte, North Carolina 28223-0001, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: (reviewing applications posted 2022/09/08, listed until 2023/03/08)
Position Description:    

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UNC Charlotte has 40 primary faculty members, more than 250 undergraduate and 70 graduate students. The Department offers a doctoral program with concentrations in applied mathematics and statistics. The department also offers two master’s programs in mathematics and mathematical finance and offers a variety of undergraduate concentrations leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in mathematics. As the largest and most diverse college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 21 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and military sciences, as well as 28 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. With its 35 graduate degrees and 78 undergraduate degree options, the College is connected to the world and its concerns, and is particularly supportive of the greater Charlotte region.

UNC Charlotte’s Master of Science in Mathematical Finance program is among the top-ranked programs in the nation, ranking No. 12 in the TFE Times’ 2021 Master of Financial Engineering program rankings. As a STEM-designated program of the Departments of Finance and Economics in the Belk College of Business and the Mathematics and Statistics Department in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the program excels in readying students for careers in an emerging field.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive urban university, located on an expanding modern campus. The second largest of the 16 UNC System campuses, UNC Charlotte offers more than 30,000 culturally and ethnically diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus and an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. It supports faculty with excellent family and medical leave policies, junior faculty development awards, internal faculty research grant opportunities, and other research opportunities. Charlotte offers a dynamic space to live, work and connect for faculty, students, alumni, and staff, with its outstanding cultural, recreational, and business amenities. As the 15th largest U.S. city, Charlotte is consistently ranked one of the best cities to live (#20 by U.S. News & World Report.) Vacancy Open to All Candidates Description of Work: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals. Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work. Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work. Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in mathematics or statistics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte starting August, 2023. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics or other relevant areas of mathematics; a strong research interest in mathematical finance broadly construed; a commitment to establishing a productive research program; and a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to building a culturally diverse work, research, and teaching environment. Minimum Experience/Education UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: This position is part of the department’s effort to support the math finance program at UNC Charlotte. Therefore, preference will be given to applicants with expertise and experience in stochastic analysis, applied and computational methods such as Monte Carlo, theory of risk, probability theory, machine learning, high-frequency trading, statistical finance, including other areas of mathematics and statistics that overlap with recent trends in mathematical finance broadly speaking; a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and commensurate experience; and potential for external funding. Necessary Licenses/Certifications Special Notes to Applicants: Applications must be made electronically at (position number 006558) and must include a letter of interest that addresses the requirements for the position; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research plans (part of which must be a statement stating previous experience or plan for interdisciplinary research); a statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and interests; a statement of diversity addressing demonstrated commitment to building culturally diverse work, research, and teaching environment; copies (either official or unofficial) of graduate transcripts; and contact information for at least three (3) professional references. All candidates are subject to a background check.

UNC Charlotte is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. UNC Charlotte is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Finalists will be asked to discuss the importance of the values of diversity and inclusion for our college and departments, and how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into and influence their teaching, research, and service.

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics
UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223