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Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics

Recruitment Period

Open October 7th, 2019 through Monday, Nov 25, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Description

The School of Natural Sciences at University of California, Merced invites applications for one new faculty position at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level in the area of Applied Mathematics starting July 1, 2020. We are seeking exceptionally qualified candidates with expertise within a broad range of topics in applied mathematics including, but not limited to, data-enabled science, scientific computing, mathematical modeling, mathematical biology, statistics, probability, and stochastic processes. Special attention will be paid to applicants who participate in interdisciplinary research, and who will contribute to developing the applied mathematics curriculum and to one or more of the campus research initiatives in the natural sciences, engineering and/or social sciences and who’s demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, and has strong interpersonal communication skills. Postdoctoral research and teaching experience are preferred.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics or a related scientific field is required.

Applications must be submitted via this website, and must include 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, 5) a contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion statement*; and, 6) four letters of references, one of which addresses teaching potential. Please see below for additional requirements.

Applicants for the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have four letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than November 25, 2019.

*The contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion statement should describe your past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with UC Merced’s mission to reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. For an example of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement, please visit http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html#Are-there-any-guidelines-for-wr and/or https://ofew.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/example_statements_contributions_to_diversity.pdf.

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (https://www.ucmerced.edu/fast-facts), UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (https://merced2020.ucmerced.edu/).

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction).

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2019, with a final closing date of November 25, 2019.

For additional information, please contact Professor Mayya Tokman at mtokman@ucmerced.edu.

Job location

Merced, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 4 letters of reference required