Assistant Professor, Mathematics

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI

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Job Title:

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Job Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications:

This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by (December 1, 2021). Second consideration may be given to applications received by (January 15, 2022). Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (January 15, 2022) may not be given full consideration.

Applications are invited for a tenure-track, academic-year Assistant Professor position in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematical Sciences at the University of Rhode Island to begin Fall 2022. We are seeking to attract a diverse pool of job applicants for this position. A key pillar of URI’s mission is to “inspire an enlightened community that is characterized by vibrant cultural diversity; that embraces difference; that is built upon a learning environment that fosters respect, understanding, and social justice; and that rejects prejudice and intolerance.” Our department seeks candidates whose principles align with that mission.

The department has 14 research faculty members, 8 lecturers, and 16 teaching assistants. We offer programs leading to BA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees with applied math options at all levels and participate in the Data Science Program. The interdisciplinary nature of our department will provide the new faculty member with opportunities to interact with a broad range of colleagues.

The research activities of the faculty are mainly concentrated in the areas of combinatorics and graph theory, complex dynamical systems, computational mathematics, data science, difference equations, financial mathematics, mathematical biology and modeling, numerical analysis, numerical linear algebra, applied probability/statistics, partial differential equations, scientific computing, and applied analysis.


Responsibilities include teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate courses, publishing original research, conducting interdisciplinary research, seeking external funding, advising undergraduate and graduate students, and engaging in departmental, college, and university service.



1.A Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics, or Applied Mathematics by time of appointment August 2022.
2. A research specialty in any of the following applied math areas: Applied Probability; Mathematical Finance; Difference Equations or Ordinary Differential Equations, preferably with applications to mathematical biology.

3. Demonstrated ability to become an effective teacher of mathematics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
4. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.

5. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication.

6. Demonstrated ongoing research program and sustained record of publications, commensurate with academic experience.

7. Demonstrated ability to contribute to our graduate research program and supervise (M.Sc. and) Ph.D. students.

8. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.


1. Preference will be given to candidates who share research interests with current faculty members of the department.

2. Demonstrated ability to secure external funding.




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Academic Year, Full-time, Tenure-track, Permanent




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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach the following 5 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Profile Application. A complete application must include the following:

(#1) AMS cover sheet with a letter of application, which addresses the position description, qualifications, and shared research interests with current members of the faculty (as one complete PDF document).

(#2) Curriculum vitae.

(#3) Statement on teaching and other supporting documents to demonstrate effective teaching (as one complete PDF document).

(#4) “Other Document” – description of your research area and plans (as one complete PDF document).

(#5) “Other Document” – description on how you see your role in facilitating the success of underrepresented students in mathematics, and use specific experience and examples whenever possible (as one complete PDF document).

NOTE: Additionally, three academic reference letters must be submitted electronically to [email protected] with subject line math TT search 2021. One letter must address teaching qualifications and two letters must address the research of the candidate.

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