Idaho State University, Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: IdahoState-TTASSTASSOCPROFAPPLCOMP [#21729, 3590]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor in Computational and Applied Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Pocatello, Idaho 83209, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Computational and Applied Mathematics
Starting Date: 2023/08/14
Application Deadline: 2023/01/13 11:59PMhelp popup
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Idaho State University, established in 1901, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution, with a culture built on trust, compassion, stability, and hope. ISU serves over 12,000 students in Pocatello, Meridian, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls. Students and faculty at ISU are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions. The main campus of Idaho State University is nestled among the mountains of Eastern Idaho. Pocatello is the last undiscovered college mountain town in the west, located within 2.5 hours of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, as well as Salt Lake City. Only a few minutes from campus, you can find world-class outdoor activities. Regional airports are located in Pocatello and nearby Idaho Falls, and collaborative research opportunities and student internships abound at the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls. We invite you to apply to be a part of our University community! 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Idaho State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level or tenured position at the associate professor level to begin in August 2023. The position will be in the general area of Computational and Applied Mathematics, including but not limited to Data Science (including Machine Learning), Statistics, or Computational Science. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students on projects from BIG (Business, Industry, Government). This is the second strategic hire within a cluster of hires in this area over the span of a few years in the department. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with the department and the college to strengthen the undergraduate program and restructure the graduate program.

The workload will initially consist of teaching two courses per semester; establishing and maintaining scholarly research, publications, and grant activity; and providing service and leadership to various program areas, department, university, and professional societies. Specific responsibilities may include:
  •     Teach undergraduate and graduate courses
  •     Aid in the development and maintenance of a strong interdisciplinary research program
  •     Mentor both undergraduate and graduate students
  •     Contribute effective leadership in the graduate program
  •     Engage proactively in departmental, college, and university service and professional development
Minimum Qualifications
  •     Doctoral Degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or a closely related area (must be completed prior to the start date)
  •     A record of excellence in teaching and research
  •     Excellent written and oral communication skills 
Preferred Qualifications
  •     Demonstrated experiences in curriculum development
  •     Experience or demonstrated interest in cross-disciplinary collaboration
  •     Experience with or potential to obtain external funding
  •     Experience or demonstrated ability to prepare students for work in BIG
  •     Experience coordinating or developing a master’s or doctoral program
  •     Potential to contribute to the development of a data science program
  •     Demonstrated commitment to service and outreach
  •     Demonstrated success in teaching and working with students from diverse backgrounds
  •     A background that enhances diversity, interpreted broadly, of the department’s faculty
Additional Information

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is experiencing multiple retirements, resulting in new hires to replace about one third of the tenure-lines over the span of a few years. The department maintains a highly trained and research-active faculty with a balanced commitment to teaching, research, and service, that conducts research in pure and applied mathematics and statistics. The department offers degrees in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics, mirroring the core specializations of our faculty. The department provides courses in mathematics and statistics that serve students in science and engineering, education, health professions, and business. A small student-to-faculty ratio allows close interaction with students. 

This position will remain open until filled; salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include comprehensive health, dental, and vision; life insurance; disability plan; employee assistance program (EAP); and excellent retirement options and company contribution. All offers of employment are conditional pending the successful completion of a background investigation, provided by HireRight.

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.
The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email
Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans' preference.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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Further Info:
(208) 282-3819
921 South 8th Ave
Pocatello ID 83209