Assistant Professor in Computational & Applied Mathematics (CAM), Fall 2024

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Assistant Professor in Computational & Applied Mathematics (CAM), Fall 2024

Knoxville, Tennessee
Open Date:
Aug 29, 2023

The Mathematics Department at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks exceptional candidates to fill a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM), starting August 1, 2024. 

In recent years, the Department of Mathematics has steadily increased its research prominence both within the University and in the larger mathematical community. In particular, the CAM group is highly active and its research has been supported by several funding agencies and industry. Opportunities exist to collaborate with researchers through the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Bredesen Center in Energy Science, Data Science and Engineering.

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is the flagship university in the Tennessee state higher education system. Starting salaries for assistant professors in the Mathematics Department are very competitive. The state of Tennessee is in strong fiscal condition, and the University has provided salary increases for the past ten consecutive years. UTK is a land-grant university and values engaged forms of research/scholarship/creative activity, teaching and service, and considers evidence of these commitments in the records of applicants.

Knoxville is a medium-sized city next to the Tennessee River and the Appalachian Mountains in East Tennessee, with Nashville, Chattanooga, Asheville, and Atlanta all within an approximate 3-hour radius. Knoxville has ample opportunity for shopping, numerous cultural attractions, a relatively low cost of living, and is in close proximity to both the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and over 650,000 acres of national forest.


The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.  A PhD or equivalent degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computation, or related field must be earned by the time of appointment. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. While the search is open to all areas of CAM, preference will be given to those candidates whose interests align with the existing CAM research group. Evidence of potential for excellence in research and high-quality teaching is required. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit their applications materials at Candidates must upload a curriculum vitae, description of research accomplishments and plans, teaching statement, and publication list. In addition to addressing their qualifications for the position in their application, candidates may describe how they would help promote students’ success in their research and teaching activities. At least three reference letters addressing research and one addressing teaching must be provided. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include a cover letter that specifically addresses the reasons for their interest in this particular position at the University of Tennessee. Questions should be directed to Dr. Abner Salgado at 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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