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Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Applied Mathematics

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 18th, 2020

Next review date: Wednesday, Dec 2, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Dec 18, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Applied Mathematics Graduate Group at UC Merced invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position for AY 2020/2021. This special (non-tenure track) position requires the successful candidate to conduct research and teach 3 courses per academic year, and service; the position is renewable based on performance and subject to funding. A Ph.D. or equivalent in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics or a related field is required by the time of hire. Preference will be given to candidates at the early stage of their careers. We are seeking exceptionally qualified candidates with expertise in areas across the field of applied mathematics. Special attention will be paid to applicants who can collaborate with researchers in applied mathematics and other fields in natural sciences, engineering and/or social sciences at UC Merced.

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

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics or a closely related field by the position start date.

Completed applications must be submitted and contain:
(1) AMS cover sheet. Indicate your area of mathematical specialization.
(2) Cover letter
(3) CV
(4) Research statement
(5) Teaching statement
(6) Diversity statement
(7) At least three reference letters (at least one addressing teaching) sent electronically.

This position will be open until filled, with an initial review of applicants to begin 12/2/2020.

For more information, please contact Professor Mayya Tokman at

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 (

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, 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 (

Job location

Merced, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion. Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC’s Commitment to Diversity

  • AMS Cover Sheet - Indicate your area of mathematical specialization

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required