Assistant/Associate Professor



Assistant/Associate Professor

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Department: MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Position Status:

Basic Function:
The successful applicant is expected to lead a high quality research program and collaborate with other departmental faculty to further develop a cutting-edge financial mathematics research hub.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • WPI invites applications for a tenure track assistant/associate professor position in Financial Mathematics and closely related fields to begin in the fall of 2018. The successful applicant is expected to lead a high quality research program and collaborate with other departmental faculty to further develop a cutting-edge financial mathematics research hub. They will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the department giving particular support to courses in Financial and Actuarial Mathematics. Outstanding candidates in other areas will also receive consideration. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, or in a related area. Significant postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Readiness to participate in the department’s cooperation with partners in the financial industry would be a plus.
    Salary, benefits and start-up funding are competitive and commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.

    Qualified applicants should submit via mathjobs: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/10484 (1) a detailed curriculum vitae, (2) a statement on research achievements, objectives and goals, (3) a statement on teaching experience, philosophy and interests, and (4) four letters of recommendation at least one of which addresses teaching experience or potential. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

    WPI’s reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation’s first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low—faculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for “faculty who best combine research and teaching.” (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016) The university’s campus is located (one hour west of Boston) in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.

    The Mathematical Sciences Department currently has 30 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 6 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 (seehttp://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.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to 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. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

    Position Requirements

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, or in a related area. Salary, benefits and start-up funding are competitive and commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.

    Posting Date:

    Open Until Filled:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Qualified applicants should submit via mathjobs:
    https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/10484
    (1) a detailed curriculum vitae, (2) a statement on research achievements, objectives and goals, (3) a statement on teaching experience, philosophy and interests, and (4) four letters of recommendation at least one of which addresses teaching experience or potential. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled

    EEO Information:
    WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, problem solving and change making.

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

    To apply, visit: https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/4921

    WPI’s reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation’s first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low—faculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for “faculty who best combine research and teaching.” (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016) Located one hour west of Boston, the university’s campus is in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21stcentury college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.

    jeid-e1ecceffc9d6c6458743f9910922c104