Iowa State University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: ISU-LOGICCYBERSECURITY [#23080, R12967]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Ames, Iowa 50011-2064, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Cybersecurity/Research
Application Deadline: 2023/10/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/15, listed until 2024/03/15)
Position Description:    

Position Title:  Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics

Appointment Type:  Faculty

 Job Description:  

 Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

 The Department of Mathematics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University of Science and Technology in Ames, Iowa, seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  The successful candidate will expand our current research program in cybersecurity broadly construed; in particular, but not limited to, classical and post-quantum cryptography, and direct applications of machine learning in cybersecurity.  Preference will be given to candidates in the areas of logic, algebra, or analysis.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and sustain a strong Mathematics research program; develop collaborative and interdisciplinary research; publish in top venues; provide outstanding graduate student supervision; teach undergraduate and graduate Mathematics courses; and enhance ISU through professional and institutional service. We are interested in exceptional candidates who can expand our research profile in new directions as previously described.  This position is part of a strategic initiative to build Iowa State’s research strength and degree programs in key areas, including cybersecurity.

We are dedicated to work-life balance through an array of flexible policies. We are responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree by start date in mathematics or a closely related field.
  • Evidence of a strong publication record in top-tier journals or conference proceedings.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Scholarship that expands the Mathematics Department’s current research in cybersecurity broadly construed.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to develop a high-impact, externally funded research program.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to develop an interdisciplinary research program.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to excel in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to teach courses in the area of logic.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to mentor research of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to engage in professional and institutional service and leadership.

Department/Program & College Description:

The Department of Mathematics resides in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offering B.S., B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.  The Department is also active in interdepartmental programs in Data Science at the undergraduate level as well as Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Human-Computer Interactions, and Information Assurance at the graduate level.  The department participates in many interdisciplinary research collaborations, including partnerships with faculty in bio-sciences, computer science, and several engineering programs.  The Department of Mathematics has 48 faculty professionals, 70 Ph.D. students, 10 postbaccalaureate and M.S. students, and approximately 170 B.S. students. We have strong research and educational programs in discrete mathematics, algebra, logic, analysis and probability, numerical analysis, geometric analysis and PDE’s.  In addition to our faculty, we have a robust postdoctoral program with 10 associates.  The Department has over $2 million in active awards and we contribute to active interdisciplinary research and training grants totaling approximately $5 million.  Our tenure eligible faculty regularly teach graduate courses; annually the Department offers 35 graduate courses.  The faculty also engage in weekly research seminars—currently the department offers 10 active seminars.  The teaching load for untenured faculty is 3 courses per year.  The standard teaching load for tenured faculty is 4 courses per year, with highly productive research active faculty routinely provided with a course release.

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Proposed Start Date:

August 16, 2024


Number of Months Employed Per Year:

09 Month Work Period


Time Type:

Full time


Application Instructions:


Application materials will be collected through both the ISU Application portal and  A complete application will consist of the following documents:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

4) Statement of Research Interests and Statement of Teaching Interests and/or Philosophy (one document)

5) Three reference letters (one of which should address the candidate’s teaching).

The documents in items 1), 2), 3), & 4) must be submitted through the ISU portal, see URL below —please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Then attach the documents (as individual PDF files) requested in items 1 through 4).

Please attach all documents in the required documents section.

The documents in item 5) will be submitted through  Please find the job posting under the heading of Iowa State University.  Complete the AMS cover sheet and ensure that your references have submitted their letters to


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following item online at this website to complete your application:

Further Info:
email address
University Human Resources
223 Catt Hall
2224 Osborn Drive
Ames, IA 50011