Assistant Professor, Biomathematics/Statistical Computing
Applications are invited for this position in the Department of Mathematics. The position is a full-time tenure-track position. Primary responsibilities include teaching mathematics and statistics courses, helping to develop graduate courses and build a master's program in biomathematics, and conducting an active research agenda in computational biology and statistical computing/data analytics, with applications to challenges that arise in biological or biomedical fields. The candidate is expected to teach courses in mathematics/biomathematics and statistics.
Suitable candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Biomathematics, Computational Biology, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or a related discipline. Knowledge of mathematical modeling of biological systems or postdoctoral experience is preferred. Candidates should have a strong background and potential for research in biomathematics, computational biology and statistical computing, with applications to large data sets in biology or medicine, and experience in teaching mathematics or statistics. A willingness to collaborate with researchers across the university and medical schools and the potential for obtaining externally funded grants is expected. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate not only the ability to conduct such research, but also an ability to communicate mathematics and statistics clearly and effectively to undergraduate and graduate students.
Starting Date: September 1, 2015
The Department has approximately 300 undergraduate and 20 graduate mathematics majors, and offers B.A., B.S., and M.A. degrees. Rowan University is a comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 14,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia, and it has a branch campus and medical school in Camden and a second medical school in nearby Stratford. Rowan is only the second university in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical-degree granting programs. The School of Osteopathic Medicine has a faculty practice plan that serves approximately 200,000 patients throughout Southern New Jersey. Rowan is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Its business incubator also supports that mission. The University boasts eight colleges-Rohrer College of Business and colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Graduate and Continuing Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics-and has been called upon by the state to create a College of Health Sciences.
The deadline for the submission of the complete application is November 15, 2014.
Interested candidates must submit their application through our online application system as a single file (PDF format) containing a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a detailed description of research interests and plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies acceptable).
Three letters of recommendation should be sent via email directly to Ms. Bette Counsellor (firstname.lastname@example.org) AND to Dr. Dexter Whittinghill (email@example.com).
Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.