University of North Dakota, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 2766-APAM [#23033, 493719]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: none (posted 2023/09/13)
Position Description:    

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Salary/Position Classification

  • $70,000 - $72,000 Contract, Exempt
  • 40 hours per week
  • 100% Remote Work Availability: No
  • Hybrid Work Availability: No

Purpose of Position

The Department of Mathematics at the University of North Dakota is seeking an Assistant Professor in applied mathematics. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position contingent on availability of funding.

The Mathematics Department is housed in the College of Arts & Sciences and currently offers a BS in Mathematics, MS and MEd in Mathematics, and MS in Applied Statistics. 

Established in 1883, the University of North Dakota is the oldest research university in North Dakota. It is the state’s flagship university and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having high research activity. Founded with a strong liberal arts foundation, UND has grown into a prominent scientific research university and was recently ranked among the top 100 public and top 25 most innovative universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report and is widely regarded as among the top universities in the American Northern Plains region. UND offers degrees in more than 225 fields of study with nearly 14,000 students. It is the home of the state’s only School of Law. The School of Medicine has major initiatives in rural and public health, and Aerospace is home to one of the first and largest unmanned aerial vehicle programs in the world.

UND is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, a vibrant college town of over 57,000 people located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota. Short commutes, a great public-school system, high quality medical facilities, low crime, ample parks and theaters, and a cost of living below that found in large American cities are some of Grand Forks’ advantages. Ranked as one of the top 5 Best Small College Towns, and America’s Best Hockey Town, Grand Forks offers stellar quality of life without the metropolitan hassles.

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful applicant will receive a contract with an approximate distribution of 65% research; 25% teaching; 10% service effort for the first year. By year 3, the successful applicant should expect to devote 50% of their time to research and teach a 2-2 course load per academic year. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding promise for establishing a sustainable research program that will attract external funds and be aligned with the UND LEADS Strategic Plan. UND and the College of Arts & Sciences value diverse perspectives and seek applicants who are committed to helping students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed.

The University of North Dakota is supportive of dual-career assistance both within the University and the local community. Please contact UND’s Recruiting Manager, Hannah Whalen, to explore dual-career opportunities.

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in applied mathematics
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate students
  • Advise and mentor graduate students; direct graduate theses and independent study projects
  • Establish a solid and productive research program with emphasis on an area of applied mathematics, including seeking extramural funding to support individual and collaborative projects. Serve as a catalyst for attracting and supporting graduate students in the MS in Mathematics Program

Required Competencies

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to teach, inspire, and mentor students
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and students
  • Ability to work with and engage diverse students and colleagues within and outside the Department of Mathematics
  • Ability to adapt to current methods of teaching, including online delivery

Minimum Requirements

  • Earned PhD in Mathematics by August 15, 2024
  • Successful completion of a Standard Criminal History Background Check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Official transcripts from the highest awarding educational institution must be provided upon hire. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Evidence of research potential such as a record of peer-reviewed publications in quality journals
  • Record of involvement in seeking extramural funding
  • Experience working on multi-disciplinary research teams
  • Experience mentoring students and supervising student research projects/independent studies

To Apply

To assure full consideration, applications must be received by November 30, 2023 and include the following materials:

• Cover letter
• Professional vita or resume
• Unofficial transcripts. Please note that the selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts upon hire.
• A 2-3 page statement of the candidate’s research plans. The plan may include reference to completed work, if appropriate, but should be forward looking.
• A statement outlining teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and student outreach and mentoring activities
• Three letters of reference addressing the qualifications for this position (please send reference letters to

Position is open until filled.

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