Assistant Professor, Mathematics

St. Louis
Feb 06, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Location: St. Louis
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 31788
STLOU Academic Vac & Recr Tips Faculty Position in Mathematics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis

About UMSL
Established as a campus of the University of Missouri in 1963, the University of Missouri-St. Louis has grown rapidly as the principal public university in the St. Louis area with a current enrollment of over 16,000 in day and evening sessions. As part of a metropolitan area of more than 2,000,000 people, UMSL has immediate availability to cultural and educational institutions of one of the country’s major centers. The area includes fine museums, libraries, theatre and opera companies, symphony orchestras, medical centers, athletic and recreational facilities, and a score of public and private universities and colleges.

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

About the Department
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science ( has about 30 full-time faculty members and about 20 doctoral students. At the undergraduate level we offer degrees in mathematics and computer science, and in cooperation with the College of Education an undergraduate degree in secondary education with an emphasis in mathematics. We also offer minors in computer science, mathematics, and statistics, and certificates in Actuarial Studies, Data Science, Internet and Web, Mobile Apps and Ubiquitous Computing, and in cooperation with the department of Information Systems a joint certificate in Cybersecurity. At the graduate level, we offer a master's in mathematics with an emphasis in mathematics or data science and a master's in computer science as well as a doctoral program in mathematical and computational sciences with options in mathematics, computer science, and statistics.

About the Position
The Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Mathematics, beginning Fall 2020. The position is limited to candidates with expertise in the field of Statistics with application in Data Science. Qualified candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science or a closely related discipline by the time of the appointment. Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications.

We are looking for applicants with potential or proven ability to conduct outstanding research, and with strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Our department houses a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a BS in Mathematics degree with specialization on Data Science and a MA in Mathematics degree with specialization in Data Science. The department is also actively working with the College of Arts and Sciences in the development of a new inter-departmental multi-disciplinary Data Science/Analytics program. The candidate will be expected to actively participate in the development and expanding of these Data Science oriented programs, at both, department and college level.

Candidates must submit a letter of application, statements of research and teaching philosophy, and current vita – all as a single pdf file through the university submission system at, under Prospective Faculty, job number 31788. Additionally, three letters of reference which address research and teaching (if any) must be submitted to [email protected]. Additional questions may also be directed to the same email address.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Additional information about UMSL and the region is available at The successful candidate must be able to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the US.

To build a diverse workforce University of Missouri encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.

Note: Once candidates have sent in their applications, they will need to complete an Applicant Equal Employment Opportunity Profile form. This form can be completed online at The completed form should be e-mailed to [email protected].

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