Assistant Professor in Mathematics; Data Science
University of Florida, Department of Mathematics
United States

Description

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Florida is pleased to invite applications for two (2) full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level beginning August 16, 2020. This search is limited to the area of data science, broadly construed. This includes, but is not limited to, computational mathematics, topological data analysis, numerical analysis, and related fields with a strong connection to the theory and application of mathematics to the study of data. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

These positions are part of an exciting university-wide initiative to further its status as one of the very best research universities in the nation. The university is in the process of adding 500 new faculty to enhance teaching and research. The successful candidates will join a vibrant research department with representation across a full range of pure and applied mathematics. For more information about the Department of Mathematics, please visit our website, http://www.math.ufl.edu.

Moreover, the department plans to launch an undergraduate data science major in fall 2020 in collaboration with the Department of Statistics. We expect the selected candidates to take an active role in course instruction related to this program and to interact with other data scientists on campus. In particular, ample opportunities exist for engagement with the UF Informatics Institute (https://informatics.institute.ufl.edu/). Faculty also have access to HiPerGator (https://www.rc.ufl.edu/services/hipergator/), which is among the most powerful academic supercomputers in the U.S.

Qualifications

Requirements for these positions include a PhD in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics, an independent research program, capacity to compete for external funding and direct PhD students, as well as excellent communication and teaching skills. An interest in teaching innovation is welcomed.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted on-line via MathJobs and at http://apply.interfolio.com/70663 and must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement, (4) a teaching statement, and (5) four confidential letters of recommendation, one of which discusses teaching abilities, sent on their behalf to their Interfolio submission packet. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on December 16, 2019, and continue accepting applications until the positions are filled. 

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).


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