University of Minnesota-Duluth, Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 1924-TTAP [#23344, 357892]
Position Title: Tenure-track Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Duluth, Minnesota 55812, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Statistics, Data Science, Actuarial Science, Applied Math
Application Deadline: 2023/11/06 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/04)
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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position that will begin on August 19, 2024. This is a full-time, 9-month position. The priority areas for this hire are statistics, data science, or actuarial science. Researchers with expertise in applied math are also welcome to apply. Our department is invested in supporting research scholars, and a successful candidate will establish a robust and independent research program, which includes mentorship and advising of undergraduates and graduate students. We encourage and expect faculty to seek external research funding. Faculty members contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, advising, and mentoring, while supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and a commitment to justice. We are seeking a candidate who will participate in program and course development. Service to the Department, College, and University is also a requirement of faculty at UMD. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in statistics, applied math, or a closely related field by July 1, 2024. Experience with effective and innovative teaching methods is preferred. Please see for more information.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is committed to providing engaging and contemporary learning environments for all students. This includes opportunities for students to engage in research inside and outside the classroom. We offer undergraduate programs in Mathematics, Statistics, and Actuarial Science, and a master’s program in Mathematical Sciences in which students can specialize in statistics or mathematics. Opportunities exist for collaboration with faculty across campus, as well as scientists and engineers at the Natural Resources Research Institute, the Large Lakes Observatory, the Institute on the Environment, and various local, state, and federal agencies.

The University of Minnesota Duluth values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to achieving excellence. We are especially interested in recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty to maintain the excellence of the Department, College, and University, and to offer students interdisciplinary perspectives and varied ways of knowing and learning. We strongly encourage scholars who are women, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, Black, Latin American, Asian American, Hawaiian/Island Pacific, or mixed race, and scholars with disabilities to apply. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College's distinctive educational objectives, which promote intercultural understanding with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action.

We recognize that excellence in teaching and research forms the basis for any successful candidate. To that end, we are implementing an anonymized search process. See for a description of the application steps. Applications must include four documents: an anonymized research and teaching statement that is understandable to a non-specialist (recommended 2000 words/5 pages max); a statement that demonstrates a commitment to justice, equity, inclusion, and a diverse student population (1000 words/2 pages max); a curriculum vita; and a list of four professional references. Please refer to the Mathematics & Statistics-specific application screening rubrics. Go to the University of Minnesota Job Site and search for Job ID 357892. Review of complete applications will start on October 20 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions about these positions to Dr. Kate Petersen (, head of the Mathematics and Statistics Department.

The University of Minnesota Duluth campus is the second largest research university within the University of Minnesota public university system. UMD is a comprehensive university of about 9,000 students located along the shores of Lake Superior. Duluth is the largest city in northern Minnesota and is part of the Twin Ports metropolitan area (Duluth, MN and Superior, WI). The Twin Ports area hosts four colleges/universities, two major hospitals, many retail and manufacturing companies, and the largest commercial port on the Great Lakes. Duluth has vibrant music, theater, and arts scenes, and a steadily increasing number of craft breweries and award-winning restaurants. Duluth offers affordable housing, an absence of appreciable traffic, and mixes its historic feel with a dynamic urban economy and many cultural offerings. Named by Outdoor Magazine as one of America’s Best Outdoors Towns, Duluth provides access to hundreds of miles of biking, hiking, and skiing trails and abundant opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and sailing.

UMD is committed to supporting our colleagues. The University of Minnesota has a robust policy with respect to opportunity hires for partners. Parental leaves and on-campus childcare are available. The Swenson College of Science and Engineering has a mentoring program to facilitate professional success. Swenson College Howard Higholt Professorships are also available to support outstanding tenure-track faculty who are committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable institution; please follow the nomination instructions to apply for the Howard Higholt Professorship.

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Contact: Kate Petersen, 218-726-6803
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