Faculty Openings

Continuing Lecturers in Mathematics

Applications are invited for Continuing Lecturers in Mathematics. Candidates must have an M.S. in mathematics education, or a B.S. in mathematics plus mathematics teaching experience at the high school or university level. Two years experience in mathematics teaching at the junior college or university level desired.

Duties: Teach courses in mathematics for elementary education majors. Topics include numerical reasoning, geometry, algebra, basic probability, and systems of linear equations. Train and supervise graduate teaching assistants for these courses. Work with faculty, staff, and graduate students in coordinating courses, carrying out instructional goals, placement, and testing. Opportunity for summer teaching. Start date is August 2016.  Starting salary in the $45,000 to $55,000 range, commensurate with experience.

Applications should include a resume with a list of references and should be sent to mathhead@purdue.edu.  Additionally, a cover letter describing your experience with elementary education students, K-12 education, and a diverse student body is preferred. 

For further information, please contact mathhead@purdue.edu.  Applications are considered on a continuing basis but candidates are urged to apply by March 1, 2016. 

A background check will be required for employment in these positions. Purdue University is a dual career friendly employer.

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Full Professor of Mathematics (tenure track/tenured)

The Mathematics Department at Purdue University invites applications for up to two possible appointments in mathematics to begin August 2016.  One of these appointments will be at the level of assistant professor, or possibly associate professor in the case of exceptional early career achievements.  The remaining appointment may be at the level of assistant or associate professor as above, or at the level of full professor for exceptionally well-qualified applicants. Appointments will be made based on demonstrated research and teaching qualifications. A Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in mathematics or a closely related field is required. Preference will be given to outstanding applicants in the areas of Analysis (including stochastic analysis/probability, harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, complex analysis, and symplectic/differential geometry), Algebra (including commutative algebra, algebraic topology, algebraic geometry, automorphic forms and number theory), and Computational and Applied Mathematics (including applied, numerical, and computational analysis, the modeling of physical/biological systems, and inverse problems).

Duties: Conduct research in mathematics. Teach undergraduate and/or graduate mathematics courses to a diverse student body and supervise graduate students. Senior faculty will also mentor junior faculty and participate in the governance of the department, the College of Science, and the University by serving on faculty committees.

Applications should be submitted online through http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/7560 and should include

  1. the AMS cover sheet for academic employment,
  2. a curriculum vitae
  3. a research statement, and
  4. four letters of recommendation, one of which discusses the candidate’s teaching qualifications.

Reference letter writers should be asked to submit their letters online through http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/7560.

Direct all inquiries to mathhead@purdue.edu. Applications are considered on a continuing basis but candidates are urged to apply by November 1, 2015. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Golomb Visiting Assistant Professor

These three-year positions intended for recent Ph.D.s will commence August 2016 and are open to mathematicians who demonstrate exceptional research promise and a strong teaching record. Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in mathematics or closely related field by August 15, 2016 is required. Applicants should have research interests in common with Purdue faculty. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses.

Applications should be submitted online through http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/7561 and should include

  1. the AMS cover sheet for academic employment,
  2. a curriculum vitae,
  3. a research statement, and
  4. three letters of recommendation, one of which discusses the candidate’s teaching qualifications.

Reference letter writers should be asked to submit their letters online through www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/7561

Direct all inquiries to mathhead@purdue.edu.

Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2015 and continue until filled. and continue until filled.  Some offers will be made before the end of January 2016. A background check will be required for employment in these positions.

Andris A. Zoltners Professorship in Mathematics (tenured)

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for an appointment at the rank of tenured full professor to fill the newly endowed Andris A. Zoltners Professorship in Mathematics. A Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in mathematics or a closely related field is required. The target area is applied mathematics. We are expecting applications from candidates with an outstanding record of research accomplishment, internationally recognized stature, credentials suitable for immediate nomination as a Distinguished Professor, and great potential for future work.

Duties: Conduct research in mathematics, interact with faculty, teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, mentor junior faculty, and participate in the governance of the Department, College, and University by serving on faculty committees.

Applications should be submitted online through www.mathjobs.org and should include

  1. the AMS cover sheet for academic employment,
  2. a curriculum vitae,
  3. a research statement,
  4. four letters of recommendation. Preferably one of the letters will discuss the candidate’s teaching

Reference letter writers should be asked to submit their letters online through www.mathjobs.org.

Direct all inquiries to mathhead@purdue.edu. Applications will be considered on a continuing basis until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.


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