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Assistant Professor in Scientific or High-Performance Computing

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Salary range: Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: July 1, 2023
Position duration: This is a tenure track position.

Application Window

Open date: September 22, 2022

Most recent review date: Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Jan 2, 2023 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.

Position description

The Department of Applied Mathematics invites applications for one tenure track Assistant Professor in the area of scientific or high-performance computing starting July 1, 2023.

We are seeking exceptionally qualified candidates with expertise in scientific computing, high-performance computing or other related areas in computational and applied mathematics. 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 have demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and strong interpersonal communication skills. Postdoctoral research and teaching experience are preferred.

The Applied Mathematics Department is interdisciplinary and inclusive. The department is proud of the gender parity within its faculty. We strongly encourage potential candidates from underrepresented and historically-excluded groups to apply.

Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at research and be committed to effective teaching and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate will also be expected to be part of the department’s efforts to address diversity, equity, and inclusion. The expected teaching responsibility for this position is one course per semester.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics or a related scientific field is required.
Candidates are requested to have four letters of recommendation, among which one must address teaching, submitted directly prior to the application deadline.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: []. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is 14 days after their first date of employment.

For additional information, please contact Suzanne Sindi at


Basic qualifications

A Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics or a related scientific field is required by the position start date; a strong record of publication; and, demonstrable interest in obtaining external funding.

Preferred qualifications

We seek outstanding scholars who will establish and maintain creative research programs, be involved in the development of the applied mathematics curriculum, teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, participate actively in the development of innovative interdisciplinary programs and research.

Application Requirements

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

Reference requirements
  • 4 letters of reference required

Applicants for the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have four letters of reference submitted online one of which addresses teaching potential. 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 1, 2022)

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Campus Information

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 (

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Job location

Merced, CA