Utah State University

MathBio Assistant Professor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 6 months ago(11/25/2020 6:47 PM)
Requisition ID
2020-3154
# of Openings
2
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Faculty
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Faculty
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100%
College
College of Science
Department
Mathematics & Statistics
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

Overview

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Utah State University invites applications for two 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Mathematical Biology with an estimated starting date of August 1, 2021. One of the positions is intended for a probabilist working in biological, ecological, or environmental applications, while the other is open to candidates applying more general computational or analytic techniques to problems in the life sciences. We seek individuals that complement and enhance the current strengths of our Mathematical Biology group (http://math.usu.edu/research/) and focus on establishing interdisciplinary collaboration with environmental and life scientists.

 

The Mathematical Biology group specializes in data-driven, computational, multi-disciplinary research using mathematical tools to investigate current questions in living systems. The group maintains active collaborations in biology, ecology, engineering, and natural resources, and students have numerous opportunities to apply mathematics in the context of important biological, environmental, and ecological challenges.

 

We have interest in candidates focusing on data-driven mathematical modeling, uncertainty quantification, or with expertise in stochastic modeling, analysis, and simulation of problems in connection to applications in Biology.

Responsibilities

Duties include establishing a strong, independent research program in mathematical biology, actively participating in the Mathematical Biology group, collaborating more generally with quantitative bioscientists, teaching applied mathematics and/or probability at the undergraduate and graduate level, and mentoring research students.  Depending on their background, the faculty members hired are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in pure and applied mathematics, including numerical methods, nonlinear dynamics, partial differential equations, asymptotic analysis, and applied math methods. The applied probabilist will be expected to teach courses in probability theory and stochastic processes.

Utah State University has a great environment for interdisciplinary research, with a history of innovative interdisciplinary education and grantsmanship.

Applicants from groups underrepresented in Mathematics and Statistics are particularly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD. in Mathematical Biology, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics, or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated excellence and promise in both research and teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Postdoctoral research experience.
  • Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration, particularly with biological and environmental scientists.
  • Potential to contribute to development of the Mathematical Biology group and to collaborate successfully with USU’s quantitative biology/ecology community.
  • Documented capacity to increase the Department’s diversity profile, directly or indirectly.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Curriculum vitae to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile
  2. Cover letter. Applicants in applied probability should indicate this clearly.
  3. Statement of research interests. Please describe how your research fits into current USU research trends and address potential for collaboration with USU faculty members.
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy.
  5. Three letters of recommendation, at least one addressing the applicant's teaching experience and potential. Letters must be submitted via MathJobs.org (see instructions below).

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

 

All application materials except for reference letters must be provided through the USU Jobs site.

 

Please upload the CV into the Candidate Profile folder named “Resume” and the cover letter, research statement, and teaching statement under “Other documents 1-10.” Each file should follow the naming convention:

MATHBIO_[applicant last name]_[3 letters of applicant first name]_file type 

(for example, the cover letter for an applicant named Mary Smith should be named “MATHBIO _Smith_Mar_CoverLetter”).

 

For letters of recommendation, applicants must request that their references submit confidential letters via MathJobs.org.  Reference letters should be uploaded at: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/16897

 

 

Review of applications begins January 20, 2021, with the position open until filled. For more information, please contact:

 

Luis F. Gordillo, Associate Professor

Mathematical Biology Search Committee Chair

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Email: luis.gordillo@usu.edu

 

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

ADA

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 has over 45 faculty members, 60 Master’s and PhD students, and 300 undergraduate majors. The College of Science and 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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. 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 here.

 

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.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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