Assistant Professor of Applied Probability in Mathematical Biology
City Logan Campus
Posted Date 4 days ago(10/6/2021 10:15 PM)
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College of Science
Mathematics & Statistics
Commensurate with education 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 Applied Probability in Mathematical Biology with a starting date of August
1, 2022. This position is intended for a probabilist with interests in
biological, ecological, or environmental applications, particularly those that
complement and enhance the current strengths of our Mathematical Biology group
(https: // math.usu.edu/research/). This position is part of a faculty cluster
hire in USU's College of Science, and we seek applicants with potential to
contribute to excellence in USU's research and education missions while also
advancing USU's justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) missions
and goals. The successful applicant would join the College of Science's JEDI
Collaboratory, a thematic mentoring and collaboration network. Nevertheless,
individual faculty positions reside within departments, with tailored
research, teaching, and service roles. JEDI cluster position announcements in
Mathematics and Statistics, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer
Science and Geosciences can be viewed at
https: // www. usu.edu/science/pages/jedi-stem.
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 are interested in
candidates focusing on data-driven mathematical modeling, uncertainty
quantification, or with expertise in stochastic modeling, analysis, and
simulation of problems in connection to biological applications.
Review of applications begins on December 1, 2021, with the position open
until filled. For more information please contact:
Jim Powell, Professor
Applied Probability Mathematical Biology Search Committee Chair
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Duties include establishing a strong, independent research program in
mathematical biology, actively participating in the Mathematical Biology
group, collaborating more generally with quantitative bioscientists, mentoring
research students and participating in the College's JEDI Collaboratory.
Teaching duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in pure
and applied mathematics, including probability theory and stochastic
processes. Depending on the candidate's background, teaching duties may also
include numerical methods, nonlinear dynamics, partial differential equations,
asymptotic analysis, and applied math methods.
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.
P.h.D. in Mathematical Biology, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics,
Statistics, or a closely related field.
Demonstrated excellence and promise in both research and teaching.
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
Documented potential to increase the Department's diversity profile,
directly or indirectly.
Along with the online application, please attach:
Curriculum vitae to be uploaded under "Resume/CV"
A statement of research interests. Please describe how your research fits into current USU research trends and address potential for collaboration with USU faculty members.
A statement of teaching philosophy.
A statement describing experience and vision for career-long contribution to JEDI in the context of USU's research and education missions.
Three letters of recommendation, with at least one addressing the applicant's teaching experience and potential.
All application materials except for reference letters must be provided
through the USU Jobs site: jobs.usu.edu
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:
APMBapplicant last name3 letters of applicant first namefile
(for example, the cover letter for an applicant named Mary Smith should be
Document size may not exceed 10 MB.
For reference letters, applicants must request that their references submit
confidential letters via MathJobs.org. Upload reference letters at:
https: // www. mathjobs.org/jobs/list/18480
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.
Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or
contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.
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
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