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Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics with emphasis on Probability and Statistics

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The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

The School of Natural Sciences at UC Merced ( invites applications for one new faculty in the area of Applied Mathematics ( starting July 1, 2018 at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor. We are seeking exceptionally qualified candidates with expertise in statistics, probability, stochastic processes, scientific computing, data-enabled science, modelling, or related areas. 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.

A Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics or a related scientific field, demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and strong interpersonal communication skills are required. Postdoctoral research and teaching experience are preferred.

Candidates are requested to have four letters of recommendation, among which one must address teaching, submitted directly prior to the application deadline.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Applied Math, Statistics or a closely related field by the position start date, a strong record of publication, and potential to obtain external research funding.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

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

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on Nov 1, 2017, with a final closing date of November 1, 2017.

Applications must be submitted via this website, and must include 1) a cover letter stating area of interest 2) curriculum vitae 3) research statement, 4) teaching statement, 5) diversity statement and 6) four letters of reference submitted online, among which one must address teaching, submitted directly prior to the application deadline. 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).

For more information, please contact Prof. Francois Blanchette:

Job location

Merced, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

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

Reference requirements
  • 4 letters of reference required