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Faculty and Staff Employment Opportunities

Logan Campus

*The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is looking to fill three tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, a statistics Lecturer position and a Postdoctoral Fellow position soon to be announced at the Logan Campus. Please see position information and requirements below for the positions currently available, positions not listed are coming soon.

Assistant Professor in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Utah State University is seeking to fill a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with a starting date of August 2017. The research area for this position is within topology, geometry, or a closely related area, with an emphasis on low-dimensional topology.  A PhD in mathematics is required. 

Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience and record of publications in (one) of the aforementioned research areas.  Applicants should be able to teach a wide variety of mathematics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Moreover, candidates should be dedicated to our teaching mission, with some demonstrated commitment to undergraduate/graduate education and mentoring, and who has a coherent research agenda in an area that enhances our curriculum and potentially increases existing research strengths and makes connections between mathematical sub-disciplines.

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics contains a Differential Geometry, Computer Algebra, and Mathematical Physics (DGCAMP) group, comprising Ian Anderson, Mark Fels, Nathan Geer, Andreas Malmendier and Zhaohu Nie, from the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, and Maria Rodriguez, Charles Torre and Oscar Varela in the Department of Physics. The department offers BS, BA, MS, and PhD degrees in mathematics and statistics.  The Department currently has 31 full-time faculty at the main campus in Logan, with additional faculty serving at USU's regional campuses throughout the state. The department has approximately 250 undergraduate majors, and more than 60 graduate students. Utah State University has approximately 17,000 students on the Logan campus, is a land grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Doctoral/STEM-dominant/high research activity university. Based in Logan (perennially rated as one the safest communities in America), USU is surrounded by spectacular mountains offering a wide range of outdoor activities. Located eighty miles north of Salt Lake City, Logan is within an easy drive of five national parks and numerous other historical and recreational sites. Logan offers affordable housing, excellent health care facilities, and a culturally rich and family-friendly environment. USU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to recruiting and retaining top candidates from a diverse pool including women and minorities. The university is open to considering dual-career appointments for suitable professional partners, and offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical, retirement, and professional benefits (see http://www.usu.edu/hr/ for details). Qualified couples should note that the department also has open positions for a tenure-track faculty and a Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Math/Mathematical Biology with a background in Numerical Analysis/Scientific Computing or Stochastic Processes/Applied Probability and a tenure-track faculty and a Lecturer in Statistics.  (See department web site:  http://www.math.usu.edu/employment/)

Applicants should apply electronically to Utah State University’s Jobs website located at http://jobs.usu.edu/, and should submit a cover letter of application stating their qualifications; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests; a statement of teaching philosophy; and four letters of recommendation, at least one of which must address teaching qualifications.  Quick link to this position is https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=1936.

Requests for further information can be sent to the Search Committee Chair Nathan Geer at nathan.geer@usu.edu. Review of applications will begin December, 2016, with the position open until filled.


Assistant Professor in Numerical Analysis/Scientific Computing or Stochastic Processes/Applied Probability

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in Numerical Analysis/Scientific Computing or Stochastic Processes/Applied Probability to contribute to its growing program in mathematical biology and interdisciplinary applied math, particularly with a focus on collaboration with environmental and life scientists.  This is an academic year (9-month) appointment beginning in Fall 2017.  Postdoctoral experience is preferred; a PhD in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or related discipline is required.  The candidate will work toward tenure in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics but is expected to interact with existing, and develop new, interdisciplinary teams, particularly in the College of Science and the University’s Ecology Center (http://www.usu.edu/ecology/).  Duties in Mathematics & Statistics include teaching graduate and undergraduate classes in applied mathematics (particularly computational methods and stochastic processes, but also including nonlinear dynamics, partial differential equations, asymptotic analysis, mathematical biology) and supervising research students in the interdisciplinary MS and PhD programs. 

We are particularly interested in applicants who are excited about working across disciplinary boundaries, who show aptitude for inciting and supervising research with students of all levels and backgrounds, and who are excited about pursuing teaching excellence in applied mathematics at all levels.  Applicants with background in stochastic processes/applied probability and/or numerical analysis of partial/stochastic differential equations are preferred; particularly welcome will be applicants with experience and commitment to application in ecology or environmental sciences.  Complementary but overlapping research interests with USU researchers are expected.  Utah State University has an excellent climate for interdisciplinary research, with a history of interdisciplinary education and grantsmanship.  The Mathematical Biology program is part of a NSF Research Traineeship Program for Climate Adaptation Research that Enhances Education and Responsiveness of science at the management-policy interface (Grad-CAREER). Publications in biological, environmental and ecological journals are encouraged and will count with equal weight toward tenure as those in mathematical or statistical journals. 

Candidates should submit a cover letter, including contact information for three letters of recommendation, and curriculum vitae on USU’s employment website (https://jobs.usu.edu).  At least one of the references should be willing to address teaching qualifications.  A separate, brief (two pages or less) statement of research interests and capabilities, indicating how the candidate envisions enhancing the university's interdisciplinary research programs in quantitative biology and ecology, must also be submitted.  Full position and application details appear on the USU employment website.

Utah State University is an AA/EO employer. The university is open to dual-career appointments for suitable professional partners and is dedicated to recruiting stellar candidates from a diverse pool including women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified couples should note that the department has open searches for tenure-track faculty in Core Mathematics, in Statistics, a Lecturer in Statistics and a Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Math/Mathematical Biology.  (See department web site: http://www.math.usu.edu/employment/)  USU offers competitive salaries with outstanding medical, retirement and professional benefits (for details visit http://www.usu.edu/hr/). The main campus is in Logan, Utah, a semi-rural town in a mountain valley with a community of 100,000 people, offering ample opportunities for family-friendly professional life. Local ski resorts, lakes, rivers, and mountains create an excellent recreation environment.

Applicants should apply at https://jobs.usu.edu. Quick link to this position is http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=1952.  Details about requirements for the application process are explained on this site.  Review of applications begins January 14, 2017, with the position open until filled.  Email inquiries should be directed to jim.powell@usu.edu.

Assitant Professor in Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Statistics.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in statistics, data science, biostatistics or a closely related field, and demonstrate strong potential for excellence in both research and teaching.

We are particularly interested in candidates with research interests in data science, machine learning; the analysis of massive, high dimensional and functional data; predictive analytics; data mining; data technologies and data munging; and with collaborative research experience in business; public health and biomedical informatics;  genomics and bioinformatics; environmental and ecological sciences.  Preferred qualifications include significant experience in multiple computer and statistical analysis languages including R, Python, C++ or C#, SAS, SQL, JavaScript; cluster computing (e.g., Spark and Hadoop); and cloud computing platforms (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure).  Other qualified candidates who can contribute to existing strengths (including biostatistics, bioinformatics, and statistics education) and who can collaborate with USU faculty also are strongly encouraged to apply.  AA/EOE.  USU encourages women, minorities, veterans, and candidates with disabilities to apply. Qualified dual career couples should note that the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Utah State University is currently conducting tenure track searches in applied mathematics and pure mathematics, and also for a lecturer in statistics.  Full advertisement is at http://www.math.usu.edu .

Applicants apply at https://jobs.usu.edu


Lecturer in Statistics


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, in the College of Science at Utah State University, invites applications for a Lecturer position at the Logan campus of Utah State University with a start date of August 2017. The major responsibilities of the position are the teaching of lower division courses in statistics. The majority of the teaching load will involve large-lecture sections of introductory statistics courses, particularly classes for undergraduate majors in the liberal arts and social sciences. Relevant duties will include mentoring and supervising recitation leaders. This position will also require supervision of concurrent enrollment statistics instruction in high schools within the service area of Utah State University. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in Statistics or in Statistics Education with at least 18 semester hours of graduate level statistics content and a record of excellence in teaching Statistics. Experience in broadcast teaching is desirable but not required.  Candidates, especially dual-career couples, should note that we are also hiring tenure track faculty in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Data Science/Statistics.

A full position announcement may be found at https://jobs.usu.edu 



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