Mathematics Assistant Professor - Tenure/Tenure Track - 520642
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Internal Number: 520642
Department/Organization 204451 - Mathematics
Rank Assistant Professor
Position Summary The Department of Mathematics at The University of Alabama invites applications for one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to support a newly created program in data science beginning on August 16, 2024.
Detailed Position Information The department is seeking applicants in the areas of optimization and machine learning. Research of ideal candidates should have applications in a field of optimization or data sciences, which may involve but is not limited to numerical optimization and deep learning. Applicants are expected to show solid evidence of research productivity beyond the doctoral dissertation.
The University of Alabama is a student-centered research university. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong research program and to pursue external funding and should be committed to providing stellar education to undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the candidate should be committed to supervising undergraduate research and graduate dissertations. Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in mathematics or a very closely related field by August 16, 2024.
Minimum Qualifications Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in mathematics or a very closely related field by August 16, 2024.
Instructions and Required Materials for Application Applicants should complete the online application at https://careers.ua.edu/jobs/search/AS. The application should include a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, a research statement, a teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation (one of which concerns teaching). The recommendation letters should be submitted electronically through MathJobs (www.mathjobs.org). Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis starting November 1, 2023, and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
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Background Investigation and EEO Statement Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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