Employment Opportunities

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics has three tenure-track openings and Visiting Assistant Professor positions:

 

1) Assistant Professor in Mathematical Biology

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Mathematical Biology at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2018. We are seeking mathematicians and statisticians with expertise in mathematical, computational and/or statistical methods and a strong commitment to interactions with the life sciences.  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 3, 2017 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. 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 Nathaniel Whitaker, whitaker@math.umass.edu. For additional information about the application process contact Ms. Christine Mirabal (Head’s Assistant) christine@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.

 

2)  Assistant Professor in Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Statistics at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the Fall semester of 2018. Candidates whose research interests complement the strengths of the Department's faculty in Statistics, Data Science, and Applied and Computational Mathematics are particularly encouraged to apply, but this search is not restricted to specific subfields within statistics. Our department is interested in hiring individuals who will excel at research in their particular areas of interest.

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 3, 2017 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. 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 Anna Liu, anna@math.umass.edu. For additional information about the application process contact Ms. Christine Mirabal (Head’s Assistant) christine@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.

 

3)  Assistant Professor in Large Data Analytics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the UMass Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) invite applications for a full-time tenure track position in Large Data Analytics at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the Fall semester of 2018. Candidates whose research interests complement the strengths of the Mathematics and Statistics Department's faculty in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Statistics, and Data Science and whose research involves extracting information from large life science related datasets are especially encouraged to apply. Statistical and mathematical 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. In addition to a focus on methodology, we are especially interested in applicants whose research includes a translational/disease-relevant component. 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 January 2, 2018 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. Please submit: a cover letter, an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a description of research, and a 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 Ms. Christine Mirabal (Department Head’s Assistant) christine@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. More information about IALS may be found at http://www.umass.edu/ials/.

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.

 

 

4) Visiting Assistant Professor

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, 2018; 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 renewable 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.

Review of applications will begin on December 20, 2017 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. 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 Inanc Baykur baykur@math.umass.edu. For additional information about the application process contact Ms. Christine Mirabal (Head’s Assistant) christine@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.