Assistant Professor in Computational Mathematics

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LogoPosting NumberFAC00131PO19Advertised TitleAssistant Professor in Computational MathematicsCampusColumbiaCollege/DivisionCollege of Arts and SciencesDepartmentCAS MathematicsAdvertised Salary RangeWe offer a competitive salary and benefits package.Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per Week40Position CategoryFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 9 monthsWork CountyRichlandTenure InformationTenure-Track/TenuredJob Search CategoryFaculty About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

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The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

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Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of applied and computational mathematics, associated with the SmartState Chair in Data Analysis, Simulation, Imaging, and Visualization (DASIV). Research areas covered by DASIV include data assimilation and parameter estimation, reduced order modeling and related stable variational formulations of underlying PDE models, as well as machine learning and structural imaging. An overarching theme for the research conducted in the DASIV center is the development of new syntheses of data-driven and model based methodologies. A preferred research profile for this tenure-track Assistant Professor position should reflect expertise and interest in mathematical aspects of Data Science, for instance, with focus on related large scale stochastic optimization, or artificial intelligence concepts, or sparse recovery.

The Mathematics Department (, located in the heart of the historic campus, currently has 37 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 9 instructors, 46 graduate students, over 180 majors, and 40 minors. Faculty research interests include analysis, numerical analysis, modeling and simulation, scientific computing, biomathematics, constructive approximation, discrete mathematics, as well as algebra, geometry, logic, number theory, and topology.

Required Education and Experience

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, an outstanding research program, a commitment to effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a demonstrated potential for excellence in both research and teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, an outstanding research program, a commitment to effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a demonstrated potential for excellence in both research and teaching.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date08/16/2020Job Open Date09/20/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicant

Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Please address inquiries to [email protected]

A completed application should contain a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research plans reflecting on connections with the research areas of DASIV, and statement of teaching philosophy.

In addition, four letters of recommendation should be made available through One of the letters should appraise the candidate’s teaching ability.

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Teaching Statement
    4. Research Statement
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      Posted: 9/22/2019
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