Utah State University

  • Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

    City Logan Campus
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/18/2019 6:24 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Classification
    College of Science
    Mathematics & Statistics
    Advertised Salary
    Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
  • Overview

    The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Utah State University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a starting date of August 1, 2020. The research area for this position is broadly within geometry, topology, algebra, number theory, and mathematical physics. We seek a candidate who enhances the strengths of our existing Differential Geometry, Computer Algebra, and Mathematical Physics (DGCAMP) group.


    Duties include establishing a strong independent research program in mathematics, teaching of mathematics at the undergraduate and graduate level, mentoring of research students, and actively participating with DGCAMP. Applicants must present evidence of outstanding accomplishments and promise in both research and teaching, ideally complementing the research agendas of other DGCAMP faculty. The successful candidate will help build an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary research group with a strong graduate program emphasizing a synthesis of traditional, research-oriented graduate education with training in symbolic computation.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Ph.D. in Mathematics or a closely related field
    • Demonstrated excellence in both research and teaching

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Postdoctoral experience
    • Potential to enhance or extend the group goals of DGCAMP
    • Experience with application/development of symbolic computation in research or teaching settings

    Required Documents

    Required Documents

    1. Cover letter which should address the following questions (see specific instructions below):

            How does the applicant's research fit into the DGCAMP group?
            What role for computer algebra does the applicant see in his/her own research and teaching agenda?

    2. Curriculum vitae (CV) to be uploaded to the candidate profile under "Resume"
    3. Statement of research interests (see specific instructions below).
    4. Statement of teaching philosophy (see specific instructions below).
    5. Four letters of recommendation, at least one of which must appraise the applicant's teaching experience and potential (see instructions below).


    Review of applications begins December 2, 2019, with the position open until filled.

    For more information, please contact:


    Nathan Geer, Professor
    Search Committee Chair
    Department of Mathematics & Statistics
    Email: nathan.geer@usu.edu



    1. All application materials except for reference letters must be provided through the USU Jobs site
    2. Please upload the cover letter, research statement, and teaching statement into the Candidate Profile under "Other documents."
    3. Each file should follow the naming convention:
      DGCAMP_[applicant last name]_[3 letters of applicant first name]_file type. For example, the cover letter for an applicant named John Smith should be named "DGCAMP _Smith_Joh_CoverLetter".
    4. For letters of recommendation, applicants must request that their references submit confidential letters uploaded at: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/14942

    **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

    Advertised Salary

    Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


    Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

    College/Department Highlights

    The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is committed to delivering advanced quantitative and analytic skills for professionals in education, industry and research through classroom instruction as well as practical and research experiences. The department is one of the largest departments at USU, with over 45 faculty, 60 Master's and PhD students, and 300 undergraduate majors. All members of DGCAMP have obtained outside funding to support their research and to organize conferences, including National Science Foundation CAREER and Focused Research Group (FRG) grants.


    USU's Research Office makes significant investments in faculty development, including startup packages, faculty seed grants, and proposal development assistance.

    University Highlights

    Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.


    A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


    The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.


    USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at https://equity.usu.edu/. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.



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