Utah State University

Assistant Professor in Mathematics

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/12/2021 6:43 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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College of Science
Mathematics & Statistics
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Mathematics with a starting date of August 1, 2022. The research area for this position is within geometry, topology, and algebra. We seek a candidate who enhances the strengths of our existing research groups in these areas.
The pure math group in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at USU values a unified and interdisciplinary approach within mathematics, and maintains an active graduate program. The group runs regular seminars at the faculty and the graduate student levels. Related to this search, we have well-represented research groups in differential geometry, topology, and algebra. See http://math.usu.edu/research/ for more about our group. We welcome applicants whose research area overlaps with – but does not duplicate – those of our existing faculty members. Applicants from groups underrepresented in Mathematics and Statistics are particularly encouraged to apply.


This is a full-time, nine-month (academic year) appointment with a 50:45:5 division of effort between research, teaching, and service. Duties include
(i) establishing a strong independent research program in mathematics which achieves national recognition through publication and funding;
(ii) teaching of mathematics at the undergraduate and graduate level, mentoring of research students, and active involvement in the pure math group’s seminars;
(iii) engaging effectively in service, for example, graduate student supervisory committee and Departmental/College/University committee service.
Applicants must present evidence of outstanding accomplishments and promise in both research and teaching. The successful candidate will help with our goal to build an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary research group with a strong graduate program emphasizing a synthesis of different branches within mathematics.


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 current pure math group.
• Documented potential to increase the Department’s diversity profile, directly or indirectly.


Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume

2) Cover Letter

3) Research Statement

4) Teaching Philosophy

5) Four Letters of Recommendation, at least one letter addressing teaching abilities (see instructions below)


Additional Document Submission Information:


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.” Each file should follow the naming convention:

PM_[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 “PM_Smith_Mar_CoverLetter”).


For letters of recommendation, applicants must request that their references submit confidential letters via MathJobs.org. Upload reference letters at: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/18604


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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and 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

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 Education, Office 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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