The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Discrete Mathematics or Combinatorics with a starting date of August 1, 2022. Preference will be given to candidates who show interest in, or demonstrate ability in, applied discrete mathematics or combinatorics that could be useful in building data-science-related interdisciplinary collaborations with computer scientists, mathematical biologists, or scientists working in areas like cyber security or network analysis. Also sought is a discrete mathematician or combinatorist willing to build a synergistic and vertically integrated research experience for the Department’s undergraduate and graduate students.
Duties include establishing a strong, independent research program in Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics, actively participating in the Department’s research and mentoring experiences for its undergraduate and graduate students, collaborating with other USU researchers, and engaging in the Department’s efforts to create a novel and attractive Data Science program. Teaching duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics, including the creation of said courses for regular offering, and other mathematics courses as assigned.
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. The successful candidate may choose to participate in the USU College of Science’s JEDI Collaboratory, a mentoring and collaborative network of faculty with a shared interest in enhancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts in STEM disciplines (https://www.usu.edu/science/pages/jedi-stem).
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Review of applications begins on December 1, 2021, with the position open until filled. For more information please contact:
David Brown, Professor
Discrete Mathematics Search Committee Chair
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
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