Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY

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Engineering & Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Position Information


Job Title Assistant Professor of Mathematics Posting Number Fac 2014000613 FLSA Exempt Level Full-time/ Part-time Full-time Is this a temporary Position? No Position Summary Information


Job Description Summary

Clarkson University is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world’s pressing issues. With more than 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students, its main campus is located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities are located in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y.

The Department of Mathematics at Clarkson University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position which starts on August 1, 2019. Hiring at the Assistant Professor level is the expectation, but other ranks may be considered. The Department is expected to make one or two hires based on this applicant pool.

Candidates are expected to excel as both teachers and researchers while making clear collegial contributions to the operation of the department. We are seeking exceptionally qualified applicants with expertise in applied data science, mathematical modeling, dynamical systems, biomathematics, financial mathematics, applied statistics, applied optimization, or as otherwise contributes to existing departmental strengths.

Clarkson University encourages interdisciplinary research among its faculty and the Math Department has an especially strong tradition of collaborative work with other departments. Candidate who extend and enrich that collaborative tradition will find this environment to be particularly productive.

The successful candidate will be expected to become an excellent teacher across a broad spectrum of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Essential Skills:

Effective instructor of undergraduate and graduate courses in the disciplinary area.
Effective undergraduate and graduate student research mentoring.
Ability to develop and maintain a collaborative research program with Clarkson and external collaborators.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin 25 November. The formal application process remains open until filled, however applications completed before December 5, 2018 will be given full consideration.

Applications must be submitted via this website, and must include 1) a cover letter stating area of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching statement, 4) research statement, and 5) diversity statement; and, 6) list of references. Please see below for additional requirements.

Applicants should arrange to have four letters of reference, one of which addresses teaching potential, submitted online. After an application is submitted, the references will be contacted to upload their letters (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be uploaded by 6 December 2018 for full consideration.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or a related scientific field by the position start date, a strong record of publication, and potential to obtain external research funding.

Preferred Qualifications

Postdoctoral experience in applied mathematics with a record of publication; demonstrable interest in obtaining external funding.

Physical Demands

Ability to complete essential classroom functions. Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Posting Detail Information


Open Date 10/18/2018 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions for this Posting

A “Diversity Statement” is a required part of this application. Applicants should also arrange to have four letters of reference, one of which addresses teaching potential, submitted online.

An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson University actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

Reference Request Details


Maximum Number of Reference Letters 5 Minimum Number of Reference Letters 2 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Academic Keys
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Clarkson Website
    • Massena-Potsdam Courier Observer
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • IM Diversity
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • JTPA
    • LinkedIn
    • New York Job Bank
    • North Country This Week
    • St. Lawrence Plaindealer
    • Veterans Administration
    • Watertown Daily Times
    • Ogdensburg Journal
    • Employee Referral
    • Alumni Referral
    • Conference Referral
    • Indeed
    • List-serv
    • Discipline specific journals
    • Discipline specific website
    • Times Union
    • Other
    • I do not wish to answer
  2. * What is the highest level of education you currently hold?
    • High School/GED
    • Associate
    • Bachelor
    • Master's
    • ABD (All but dissertation)
    • Ph.D.
  3. What college level courses have you taught?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * In one sentence, please describe your primary area of research.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Will you be attending the Joint Math Meeting this winter?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I will be there for only part of the meeting.

Documents Needed To Apply Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement
  5. Diversity Statement

Optional Documents


Working at Clarkson University

As a private, national research university, Clarkson is a leader in technological education and sustainable economic development through teaching, scholarship, research and innovation.   We ignite personal connections across academic fields and industries to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and cultivate the leaders of tomorrow. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the New York Capital Region, Beacon, N.Y., and New York City, Clarkson educates 4,300 students across 95+ rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, the arts, education, sciences and health professions. Clarkson alumni earn salaries that are among the top 2.5% in the nation and realize accelerated career growth.  One in five already leads as a CEO, senior executive or owner of a company. 

Clarkson welcomes scholars and students from all over the world.

Our community and campus settings enhance the quality of student life and afford students access to and interaction with their faculty. We value the diversity of our University community; and we strive to attune ourselves and our programs to our global, pluralistic society. We share the belief that humane and environmentally sound economic and social development derive from the expansion, diffusion and application of knowledge.

Through our Office of Human Resources, we focus on the recruitment, onboarding, training and professional development of our employee community across multiple campuses and learning environments. The goal is a campus community where all are welcomed and valued members who contribute to the development of global citizenship by promoting a diverse and inclusive environment.


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IgniteClarkson is a highly-collaborative community that ignites connections across fields, industries and cultures. 

Together we ignite the mindsets and skill sets that are in demand for tomorrow’s best careers . To think, act and lead globally, we span disciplines to find new solutions and deepen our respect for the diversity of our University community.

We develop innovative programs and research portfolios in partnership with business and industry to explore, create and achieve better futures. We invest in people, ideas and our campus’ living. We give our time, resources and goodwill to drive the future.

We are all Golden Knights who commit to living the Clarkson Values and sharing our success as a model of these ideals. Through the legacy of our personal accomplishments and generosity, we ensure the next generation has the same opportunities to create a better world for themselves and society.

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