Illinois Institute of Technology, Department of Applied Mathematics

Position ID: IIT-FACULTY1 [#20951]
Position Title: Faculty
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Chicago, Illinois 60616, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Research & Teaching in applied analysis, computational mathematics, data science, discrete mathematics, financial mathematics, stochastics and statistics
Application Deadline: finished (2022/10/04, finished 2023/10/07)
Position Description:   URMs  

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

The Department of Applied Mathematics at Illinois Institute of Technology invites applications for tenure-track or tenured open rank faculty positions beginning in August 2023. Preference will be given to candidates whose expertise aligns and strengthens the research of the Department.

The Department of Applied Mathematics, in the College of Computing, has 16 tenured/tenure-track faculty, and constitutes a vibrant research hub where faculty members conduct research in many areas of mathematics and statistics with a wide range of applications. Our research is funded by various government agencies and private companies.  The new hire is expected to bolster our ongoing research and teaching in applied analysis, computational mathematics, data science, discrete mathematics, financial mathematics, stochastics, and statistics.

The Department of Applied Mathematics is the only mathematics/statistics department at Illinois Tech that offers BS through PhD degrees, including a nationally ranked Master of Data Science in partnership with the Department of Computer Science, and the newly launched Master of FinTech. We teach mathematics, statistics, and data science to nearly all undergraduate students at Illinois Tech and many graduate students as well.  

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The successful candidate must have a PhD degree in mathematics, statistics, or a closely related discipline.  Candidates must also have demonstrated the potential for outstanding, externally fundable research and be dedicated to excellent teaching.  

Illinois Institute of Technology is a private Ph.D.-granting research university with world- renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. Founded in 1890, Illinois Tech was born different. It was built on the promise set forth in minister Frank Wakely Gunsaulus’ “Million Dollar Sermon” to provide access to higher education for students from all different backgrounds and to make a difference in the world through technology-oriented education. This guiding mission and purpose – where students, including those underrepresented in technology, could prepare for meaningful roles in a changing industrial society and achieve professional and economic advancement – remains just as relevant today. Thus, diversity and inclusion are part of the day-to-day experience at Illinois Tech and a central component of its culture. As such, Illinois Tech is home to a diverse and global student population, is committed to providing opportunities to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this position, especially those underrepresented in the field.

To apply, please submit the following through   i) a cover letter expressing your interest in the position and highlighting how you can contribute to our departmental mission; ii) curriculum vitae; iii) succinct teaching and research statements;   iv) A succinct statement on the candidate’s commitment to equity and inclusion in education—this statement should address specific past and/or potential contributions to the equitable and inclusive delivery of academic instruction and support to and research mentorship of students from a diverse background of countries, cultures and socioeconomic conditions; v) at least four confidential reference letters (one addressing teaching effectiveness) should also be submitted through MathJobs.  

Questions regarding this position may be addressed to Prof. Chun Liu, Chair, Department of Applied Mathematics,, (312) 567-8983. Applications will be reviewed starting early December 2022, and on a continuing basis until the position is filled.  

Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity within its community. Illinois Tech seeks applications from all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity and expression. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

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Illinois Institute of Technology
John T. Rettaliatta Engineering Center
Applied Mathematics Department, Room 220
10 W 32nd Street
Chicago, IL 60616