University of Colorado at Denver, Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences

Position ID: 659-ASSTPROF [#11020]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Optimization
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Denver, Colorado 80217-3364, United States [map]
Subject Area: Optimization
Starting Date: 2019/08/01
Application Deadline: 2018/12/01 finished (2018/09/28, finished 2019/06/02)
Position Description:    

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University of Colorado Denver

Assistant Professor in Optimization

Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in optimization, to start August 2019.  The minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences or a related field. The successful candidate should have research and teaching interests in optimization, demonstrated potential for excellence in research, and a strong commitment to quality teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.  Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated potential for attracting external research funding.   

The University of Colorado Denver is the  premier urban research university in Colorado, attracting more than $400 million in research funding annually, and serving more than 19,000 undergraduate, graduate and health professions students in Denver, Aurora and online.  The University is located on two main campuses: the Denver campus, in the heart of Denver’s business, cultural and recreational district; and the Anschutz Medical Campus, located in nearby Aurora, Colorado.   The Denver campus, which houses the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, is home to a diverse community of 15,000 students.  We therefore seek candidates who demonstrate effectiveness in teaching, mentoring, nurturing, and inspiring diverse students of all ethnicities, nationalities and genders, including first generation college undergraduates. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

The department has 29 full-time faculty, including 18 tenured or tenure-track faculty members, whose research and teaching cover a wide range of areas, including optimization, probability, statistics, computational mathematics, graph theory, and mathematics education.  The Department has approximately 70 M.S. and Ph.D. students, and over 200 undergraduate mathematics majors.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong independent research program, supervise graduate and undergraduate student research, teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level, and provide service to the department, university and the profession.     The regular teaching load is 2 courses per semester, which may be reduced for an initial period.

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience.  The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

Applications are accepted electronically at, (search for job number 14750, or use the direct link   Applications received by Dec. 1, 2018 will receive full consideration; however applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

When applying at, applicants must include:

  1. A letter of intent, which addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
  2. Full curriculum vitae.
  3. A research statement, describing research accomplishments, interests and goals.
  4. A teaching statement, describing teaching experience and teaching philosophy.
  5. Arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to CU Careers.  At least one of these letters should address your teaching abilities and potential.  You will be sent an email asking you to provide email addresses for your references and then links will be emailed to them asking them to upload their letters.

Questions should be directed to Stephen Billups at

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The University strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


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Contact: Stephen Billups, 303 315 1735, 303 315 1704 (fax)
Postal Mail:
Stephen Billups, Associate Chair
CLAS/Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Colorado, Denver
1201 Larimer St., Ste. 4000
Denver CO 80204
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