Professor



Professor

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Department: MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Position Status:

Basic Function:
The successful applicant will be an acknowledged international leader in the area of systems biology, with an exemplary track record in research, funding, and education. The applicant must also be able to contribute to WPI's growing interdisciplinary programs, in particular to the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program, of which the Department of Mathematical Sciences was a co-founder.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • The WPI Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a senior position at the full professor level to begin in the fall of 2018. The broad focus is in the area of systems biology and biological networks. This position is part of a broad cluster hire initiative in systems biology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, which has already resulted in junior hires in the past year.

    We seek candidates that use sophisticated analytical or computational techniques to determine emergent properties of complex systems. Possible areas of expertise include but are not limited to networks, multiscale modeling, control theory, dynamical systems, and stochastic modeling.

    The successful applicant will be an acknowledged international leader in the area of systems biology, with an exemplary track record in research, funding, and education. The applicant must also be able to contribute to WPI’s growing interdisciplinary programs, in particular to the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program, of which the Department of Mathematical Sciences was a co-founder.

    The successful applicant is expected to assume a leadership role in the system biology research cluster, maintain a high quality research program and contribute to the teaching mission of the institute both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, or in a related area, and must already be tenured at their current institution. A degree in the life sciences is a plus. Salary, benefits and start-up funding are competitive and commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.

    Qualified applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of specific teaching and research objectives, and four letters of recommendation at least one of which addresses teaching experience or potential. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

    Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation’s first technological universities. A highly selective private university located within an hour of Boston, WPI is consistently ranked among the top 70 research institutions by US News & World Report. The university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real world problems around the globe.

    The Mathematical Sciences Department currently has 28 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 10 postdoctoral scholars, and features an active Ph.D. program in Mathematical Sciences. The department offers bachelor’s degrees in Mathematical Sciences and in Actuarial Mathematics, and master’s degrees in Applied Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, and Industrial Mathematics (see http://www.wpi.edu/+math). The department has a strong reputation for its cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and for its successful programs addressing mathematical and statistical problems in industry.

    Located in the heart of New England, WPI is surrounded by cultural and recreational opportunities. The UMass Medical Center, a large number of technology companies and many colleges and universities are located in the immediate area making it ideal for two career families.

    Position Requirements

  • The successful applicant is expected to assume a leadership role in the system biology research cluster, maintain a high quality research program and contribute to the teaching mission of the institute both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, or in a related area, and must already be tenured at their current institution. A degree in the life sciences is a plus.

    Posting Date: 05/18/2017

    Open Until Filled:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Qualified applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of specific teaching and research objectives, and four letters of recommendation at least one of which addresses teaching experience or potential. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

    EEO Information:
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

    Criminal Background Check Statement:
    A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

    To apply, visit: https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/4508

    WPI, the nation's third oldest private technological university, established in 1865 by New England industrialists John Boynton and Ichabod Washburn consists of 80 acres set in a safe, residential section of Worcester, Massachusetts—the second largest city in New England—home to 13 colleges, and situated 40 miles west of Boston.

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