Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Tracking Code: 617-254
University of Montana
The Department of Mathematical Sciences at University of Montana invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor beginning August 2013. UM, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Math Department embrace diversity as a core value; applications from persons with diverse backgrounds are especially welcome.
This positionís responsibilities include teaching, research, and service to support the departmentís undergraduate and graduate programs. The teaching load will include courses ranging from introductory undergraduate courses to graduate courses. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in additional teaching activities such as graduate seminars and course coordination. Supervision of MA theses/projects and PhD dissertations is expected. In addition, successful candidates will be expected to develop a strong research program in discrete mathematics (combinatorics and/or graph theory).
About UM and the Department
The University of Montana is located in Missoula, a city in western Montana with a community of about 80,000 people. Missoula has often been singled out in national publications for its high quality of life. Set in a river valley in the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 3,200 feet, the small city enjoys a moderate climate. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.
UM provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. These qualities, together with its location, attract first-rate teachers, researchers, and students from around the world. A city within a city Ė with its own eateries, stores, medical facilities, banking/postal services, and zip code Ė UM has an increasingly diverse population and rich culture.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences has 21 tenure-line faculty members. There are about 100 undergraduate mathematics majors and about 25 graduate students working toward masters and doctoral degrees in the mathematical sciences. Current departmental specializations include Algebra, Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Combinatorics & Optimization, Mathematics Education, Statistics, and Topology.
A Ph.D. in mathematical sciences with a primary research interest in discrete mathematics (combinatorics and/or graph theory) is required by the appointment date. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests are closely related to those of current faculty and who show clear and definite promise of research interaction with these faculty. The applicant must have the maturity and desire to conduct research and direct graduate students, must demonstrate teaching excellence or clear potential for teaching excellence, and must have a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. An interview is necessary.
HOW TO APPLY
Screening of applications will begin on or about 13 February 2013 (2/13/2013) and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants are required to submit all application materials online at UMís Human Resources site. Go to university-montana-hr.silkroad.com/epostings/, locate this posting, and use the 'New Resume/CV ' button to upload the following materials: *Please note: only five (5) attachments, under 10MB each, are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.
1. a letter of interest that addresses the stated position requirements
Candidates selected into the finalist pool will be asked to submit official academic transcripts. For more information about the department, university, and surrounding area, please visit the UM website at www.umt.edu or the departmentís website at www.umt.edu/math/. Inquiries pertaining to the announcement can be directed to Combinatorics Search Committee, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula MT 59812-0864; telephone: 406.243.5312; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. the AMS Standard Cover Sheet
3. a curriculum vitae
4. unofficial transcripts of all graduate work
5. short statements on research and teaching
At least three confidential letters of recommendation are also required; one or more of these should address the applicantís teaching. These letters must be submitted via e-mail to UmJobs@mso.umt.edu (in one of the following formats: doc, xls, txt, rtf, pdf, gif, jpg, htm, html) and must reference the position title and department in the e-mail.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment
In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veteransí or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.
References *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant.
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Missoula, MT, USA
Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience