Employment Opportunities

The Department is seeking to fill:

 

(I) A large number of Visiting Assistant Professor positions, including hiring the inaugural class of Marshall H. Stone Visiting Assistant Professors (the latter carry a reduced teaching load and an enhanced research fund).

 

(II) One or more Lecturer positions.

 

(III) Tenure Track positions in the following four searches: 1) Predictive Modeling And Data Science; 2) Frontiers of Geometry; 3) Discrete Mathematics; 4) Dynamical Systems/Mathematical Biology.

 

Please see below for more details.

 

I. Visiting Assistant Professor: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9857

 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics http://www.math.umass.edu invites applications for Visiting Assistant Professor positions (non-tenure track) to start September 1, 2017; one or more appointments may be made as Marshall H. Stone Visiting Assistant Professor, with a reduced teaching load and an enhanced research fund. Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. by the beginning of the appointment. The initial appointment is for one year and is ordinarily renewed for two additional years. Exceptional promise in research and a commitment to outstanding teaching at all levels of the curriculum are expected. The search will encompass the following areas: Algebra and Number Theory, Algebraic Geometry, Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Dynamical Systems, Differential Geometry and Topology, Mathematical Physics, Probability, Representation Theory and Lie Theory, and Statistics. To apply, please submit the following required documents electronically through http://www.mathjobs.org. A cover letter, an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a description of research, and a statement about teaching interests and experience. The applicant must also have at least four letters of recommendation submitted on mathjobs.org, of which one must support the applicant’s effectiveness as a teacher. Questions about the position should be directed to vap-search@math.umass.edu. For additional information about the application process, please contact Christine Mirabal christine@math.umass.edu. Review of applications will begin January 11, 2017. Applications will continue to be accepted until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

 

II. Lecturer: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9858

Job Description: The Department of Mathematics and Statistics (www.math.umass.edu) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks 1 to 2 academic-year (9-month), full-time Lecturers with expertise in mathematics or statistics. Although the initial appointment is for a fixed term, the position has the potential for an open-ended appointment with just-cause protection after three years. Lecturers at UMass Amherst enjoy significant benefits and status under the negotiated faculty contract, including a promotion ladder to Senior Lecturer and Senior Lecturer II (see Article 21 of the MSP/MTA/NEA contract linked on this page: http://www.umass.edu/provost/faculty-staff-resources/policies-contracts). The Lecturer will join a team of faculty noted for excellence and innovation in undergraduate education. The successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate-level. He/she will work with faculty and advising staff to assess student outcomes and foster student success.

 

Requirements: A Master's or, preferably, a Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, or a closely related field is required. Ideally, candidates will have experience in teaching mathematics or statistics in an active learning environment; be knowledgeable of course design, assessment methods and teaching strategies and be skilled at implementing best practices in the use of emerging pedagogical applications. Desired skills and experience include at least one of the following: development of actuarial courses and helping run the undergrad actuarial program; ability to lecture to large (250-student) classes and chair multi-section classes in the lower-division, from developmental math courses to linear algebra and differential equations; designing and teaching such courses in online and hybrid formats; experience/interest in working with faculty to improve the secondary math education concentration; experience/interest in teaching Mathematics content courses for future elementary teachers; supporting departmental programs to train teaching assistants; supporting departmental efforts for implementation of student-centered teaching practices.

 

Additional Information: Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Additional opportunities for summer salary are available, as related to summer advising and course development/instruction for online summer classes. Review of applications will begin January 11, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions: Complete application materials include an AMS cover sheet, a curriculum vita, a cover letter, and a statement of teaching philosophy and experiences. Electronic application materials are required and must be uploaded on mathjobs.org. In addition, the applicant must arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted on mathjobs.org.

 

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

 

III. Tenure Track Searches

1) Predictive Modeling And Data Science

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Predictive Modeling and Data Science at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the Fall semester of 2017. Candidates whose research interests complement the strengths of the Department's faculty in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Statistics, and Data Science are particularly encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include, but are not restricted to: Bayesian methods, computational probability, data assimilation methods, high-performance computing for complex systems, information theory, inverse problems, machine/statistical learning, Monte Carlo methods, queueing systems and networks, stochastic algorithms and optimization, uncertainty quantification.

Applicants must present strong evidence of outstanding research accomplishments and promise in both research and teaching.Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics or a related field by the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2016 and continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. To apply, please submit the following required documents electronically through http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9517. Please submit: a cover letter, an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a description of research, statement about teaching experience and interests. The applicant must also have at least four letters of recommendation submitted, of which one must address the applicant's effectiveness as a teacher.

Questions about the position should be directed to the chair of the Search Committee, Professor Markos Katsoulakis, markos@math.umass.edu. For additional information about the application process contact the Head’s Assistant via the email address deptassist@math.umass.edu.

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. The scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, is home to five colleges (Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts). More information about the Department may be found at https://www.math.umass.edu.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

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2) Frontiers of Geometry

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Frontiers of Geometry at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the Fall semester of 2017. Candidates whose research interests complement the strengths of the Department's faculty in Algebraic Geometry, Geometry, Number Theory, Representation Theory, and Topology are particularly encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include, but are not restricted to: algebraic geometry (especially derived algebraic geometry), arithmetic geometry, modern homotopy theory, topological field theory.

Applicants must present strong evidence of outstanding research accomplishments and promise in both research and teaching. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics or a related field by the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2016 and continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. To apply, please submit the following required documents electronically through http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9518. Please submit: a cover letter, an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a description of research, statement about teaching experience and interests. The applicant must also have at least four letters of recommendation submitted, of which one must address the applicant's effectiveness as a teacher.

Questions about the position should be directed to the chair of the Search Committee, Professor Ivan Mirkovic, mirkovic@math.umass.edu. For additional information about the application process contact the Head’s Assistant via the email address deptassist@math.umass.edu.

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. The scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, is home to five colleges (Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts). More information about the Department may be found at https://www.math.umass.edu.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

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3) Discrete Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Discrete Mathematics at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2017. Candidates whose research interests complement the strengths of the Department's faculty in Pure and Applied Mathematics are especially encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include, but are not restricted to: combinatorics (widely interpreted, to include algebraic and probabilistic methods), extremal problems, graph theory, coding and information theory, discrete optimization, combinatorial geometry and number theory, and applications of discrete mathematics to theoretical computer science.

Applicants must present strong evidence of outstanding research accomplishments and promise in both research and teaching. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics or a related field by the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2016 and continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. To apply, please submit the following required documents electronically through http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9519. Please submit: a cover letter, an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a description of research, statement about teaching experience and interests. The applicant must also have at least four letters of recommendation submitted, of which one must address the applicant's effectiveness as a teacher.

Questions about the position should be directed to the chair of the Search Committee, Professor Eric Sommers, esommers@math.umass.edu. For additional information about the application process contact the Head’s Assistant via the email address deptassist@math.umass.edu.

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. The scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, is home to five colleges (Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts). More information about the Department may be found at https://www.math.umass.edu. The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

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4)  Dynamical Systems / Mathematical Biology

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2017. We are seeking candidates with expertise in Dynamical Systems and/or Mathematical Biology, broadly conceived. Pure and applied mathematicians whose work develops or applies the tools of dynamical systems to other sciences, particularly in the Biological and Life Sciences are encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include, but are not restricted to: Theory and/or Applications of Dynamical Systems, Mathematical and/or Computational Biology.

Applicants must present strong evidence of outstanding research accomplishments and promise in both research and teaching. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics or a related field by the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2016 and continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. To apply, please submit the following required documents electronically through http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9534. Please submit: a cover letter, an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a description of research, statement about teaching experience and interests. The applicant must also have at least four letters of recommendation submitted, of which one must address the applicant's effectiveness as a teacher.

Questions about the position should be directed to the chair of the Search Committee, Professor Hongkun Zhang, hongkun@math.umass.edu. For additional information about the application process contact the Head’s Assistant via the email address deptassist@math.umass.edu.

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. The scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, is home to five colleges (Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts). More information about the Department may be found at https://www.math.umass.edu.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.