Michigan State University, Mathematics

Position ID: MSU-FS2024AP [#22817]
Position Title: Mathematics, Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: East Lansing, Michigan 48824, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics or Related Field
Application Deadline: 2023/10/16 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/08/31, updated 2023/08/21, listed until 2024/05/15)
Position Description:    

The Department of Mathematics (MATH) and the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (CMSE) at Michigan State University (MSU) invite applications for two open rank tenure system positions in applied and computational mathematics beginning Fall 2024, jointly appointed between MATH and CMSE. 

The MATH Department at MSU represents all areas of mathematics and has leading research groups in both pure and applied mathematics. Active research areas in applied and computational mathematics include Numerical Analysis, Mathematics Physics, Scientific Computing, Applied Partial Differential Equations, Optimization, Inverse Problems and Imaging, and the Mathematics of Data, Computation and Inference, with cross cutting research at the interfaces of these important areas.  In conjunction with these research activities, the Math Department is home to a vibrant postdoctoral program and a vibrant PhD program. The Math department supports BS degrees in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, and Computational Mathematics, as well as an Advanced Mathematics undergraduate program, with many students continuing to advanced degrees. 

The CMSE Department, jointly administered by the College of Natural Science and the College of Engineering, is one of the newest units at MSU. Founded in 2015, CMSE recognizes computation as the “triple junction” of algorithm development and analysis; high performance computing; and applications to scientific and engineering modeling and data science. The CMSE department hosts leading faculty groups whose research spans a broad collection of foci, including Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis, Computational Bioinformatics, Inverse Problems and Imaging, Machine Learning, Numerical Partial Differential Equations, Optimization, Scientific Computing, Statistical Data Analysis, and Topological Data Analysis. In conjunction with these research activities, the CMSE department boasts a strong PhD program and a dynamic postdoctoral program. The CMSE Department offers BS and MS degrees in Data Science with minors in Data Science and CMSE. 

 The jointly appointed open rank positions are established on strong bonds between the two departments, and preference will be given to applicants with research in applied and computational harmonic analysis, numerical partial differential equations, and optimization, or working at their interfaces. The successful candidates 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, an appointment at the level of associate or full professor can also be considered depending on the experience of the candidate. 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 the ad of this joint-search 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 two-to-six–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 applied and computational mathematics research community.

 4.   A two-to-three-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.

 All applicants must submit their application via Mathjobs.org job posting at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/22817.  A background check is required for employment. 

 The evaluation process will begin on October 16, 2023, and review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Jianliang Qian (jqian@msu.edu).

Applicants are encouraged to explore the MSU Department of Mathematics website at https://math.msu.edu and Department of CMSE website at https://cmse.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.

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Department of Mathematics
619 Red Cedar Road
C212 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824