Duke University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: Duke-POPARP [#20939, 1537]
Position Title: Professor of the Practice or Assistant Research Professor
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2022/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/04, finished 2023/05/20)
Position Description:    

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

The Duke Mathematics Department in Durham, NC seeks a Professor of the Practice or a teaching fellow to help enhance the department's teaching of computational topics and the integration of more computation classes, especially undergraduate classes, into the curriculum.  The successful candidate will also participate in the teaching of classes that combine the theory and implementation of algorithms. Knowledge of Python, basic data structures, basic analysis of algorithms, graph-based algorithms, machine learning, data science, and scientific computing is highly desirable. The desire and ability to spearhead the development of new courses with novel pedagogical elements is also desirable.

Depending on the successful applicant's qualifications, the rank appointment could be as a post-doctoral Assistant Research Professor or as an Assistant Professor of the Practice. The former could also have a research mentor if desired.  Higher ranks might be possible but would require university approval.

A Professor of the Practice typically teaches between 4 and 6 courses a year, depending on departmental needs, the candidate's qualifications, and the candidate's research or other scholarly and administrative activities. The Professor of the Practice track includes ranks of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor of the Practice.  Professor of the Practice positions are not tenure-track, but are regular rank and come with the standard faculty benefits package. They are eligible to serve on university committees and as department officers and are involved in department governance.

A successful candidate will be also expected to help other faculty introduce computational activities in their courses and to interact with the recently formed Center For Computational Thinking, as well as the Rhodes Information Initiative and the Masters program in Data Science (MIDS).

Salary will depend on qualifications and responsibilities.

Applicants with degrees in Mathematics, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as Computational Sciences are all encouraged to apply.  In some cases, joint appointments with departments other than Mathematics may be possible.

Ideally, the successful candidate would start by August 1, 2023.

Appointments at the post-doctoral rank will be for two years with the possibility of renewal. Appointments at a Professor of the Practice rank will follow the university guidelines covering those positions.

Duke University seeks to build a diverse faculty: women and systemically marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.

Application materials should be submitted online at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/20939; (these materials can also be mailed to the USPS address below). Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae and a teaching statement. Submission of a teaching portfolio is highly recommended, especially for those interested in a position at the rank of Professor of the Practice. A cover letter and research statement are optional. The applicant should request at least four letters of recommendation, including at least two that evaluate the applicant's teaching. These letters should be uploaded, by their authors, at mathjobs.org or sent to the Duke University Department of Mathematics. 

Applications received by the deadline will receive full consideration.

E­mail inquiries: appts@math.duke.edu;

Departmental home page: www.math.duke.edu.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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Department of Mathematics
Duke University
Box 90320
Durham, NC 27708-0320