Faculty Openings

Head of Department of Mathematics

The College of Science at Purdue University invites nominations and applications for the position of Head of the Department of Mathematics. The department seeks a dynamic research leader and dedicated educator with creative vision and an outstanding record of achievement, ready to propel a strong department even further.The head will work with departmental colleagues and college leadership to advance its research and graduate and undergraduate programs.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have an exemplary record of scholarly achievement along with strong leadership potential. It is expected that candidates for this position will have an earned doctorate in mathematics or a related field and a level of stature in the field sufficient at a minimum to merit appointment with tenure at the rank of Professor in a leading mathematics department. Highly desirable qualities include an understanding of the current needs and future direction of the field of mathematics and related areas in general, as well as within the department and college, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and skills in academic leadership, student relations, mentoring, and alumni relations.

The Department and College:

The Department has 66 full time faculty, 165 graduate students, 270 math majors and 300 actuarial science majors (joint with Statistics). The department has an international reputation as an outstanding center for mathematical scholarship, research and education. It is a key department in the College of Science and Purdue University, providing a wide range of interfaces for research and substantial service teaching. Opportunities are abundant for the right leader to make a significant impact on the University and the profession by growing the Department's visibility and stature.

The department has strong research groups in algebra, algebraic geometry, analysis, computational and applied mathematics, geometry, mathematical physics, number theory, operator algebras, partial differential equations, probability theory and topology. The department also houses the Center for Computational and Applied Mathematics and the Math Alliance (https://www.mathalliance.org), a leading national organization dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion. For more information, see http://www.math.purdue.edu/.

The College of Science, which is comprised of the seven departments: Mathematics; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Computer Science; Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences; Statistics and Physics & Astronomy, is the second-largest college at Purdue, with over 350 faculty and more than 6000 students. With multiple commitments of significant investment and strong alignment with Purdue leadership, the College is set to support and strengthen Mathematics at Purdue and enhance its scope and impact. Mathematics is an important component of a large-scale interdisciplinary effort across key strategic areas in the College, including mathematical and computational foundations, quantum computation, and data science, which align with the new campus-wide Data Science Initiative. Purdue itself is one of the nation’s leading land-grant universities heavily focused on STEM subjects, with an enrollment of over 43,000 students. For more information, see https://www.purdue.edu/purduemoves/initiatives/stem/index.php.

Application Procedure:

Confidential nominations and inquiries can be sent to head-search@purdue.edu. Applications should be submitted via www.mathjobs.org/jobs and should include:

  1. A letter of application articulating a vision for the future of the Department of Mathematics including research and teaching
  2. A personal statement of research
  3. A personal statement about teaching,
  4. A diversity statement indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion, and
  5. A complete curriculum vitae with names and contact information of 3-5 references willing to address scientific and leadership achievement and/or potential.
Applications and nominations will be held in confidence; review of the same will begin on December 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

A background check will be required for employment in this position.  Purdue University’s Department of Mathematics is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. 

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

Golomb Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for multiple three-year positions as Golomb Visiting Assistant Professor (for new and very recent Ph.D.s).These positions come at a time of dynamic leadership and with significant investment in the College of Science - Purdue’s second-largest college, comprising the mathematical, physical and life sciences.

Qualifications:

These positions will commence August 2020 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 10, 2020 is required. Successful candidates will have research interests in common with Purdue faculty and a record of early research excellence. Duties include continued research production, engagement with faculty and students, and teaching of undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses.

Application:

Applications should be submitted online through https://www.mathjobs.org 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. Direct all inquiries to mathhead@purdue.edu. Screening of applications will begin November 18, 2019 and continue until filled. Some offers will be made before the end of January 2020. For information about our department, see www.math.purdue.edu. A background check will be required for employment in these positions.

Purdue University's Department of Mathematics is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

Assistant/Associate Professor in Actuarial Science

The College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for an appointment in Actuarial Science, within the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, to begin August 2020. These appointments will be at the level of assistant or associate professor.

College and Department:

These positions come at a time of dynamic leadership and with significant investment in the College of Science - Purdue’s second-largest college, comprising the mathematical, physical and life sciences. These positions are a central component of a large-scale interdisciplinary hiring effort across key strategic areas in the College, including mathematical and computational foundations, quantum computation, and data science, and aligns with the new campus-wide Data Science initiative. We are interested in all aspects of Actuarial Science, including theoretical foundations, methodology, and data intensive computation. We particularly encourage candidates who demonstrate the potential for collaboration across multiple disciplines.

Qualifications:

Successful candidates will have an outstanding record of research excellence, a commitment to effective and engaged teaching, and a record of accomplishment in the field of Actuarial Science. Appointments will be made based on demonstrated research and teaching qualifications. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in actuarial science, mathematics, statistics or a closely related field.

Successful candidates are expected to develop a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding, teach undergraduate and/or graduate mathematics and/or statistics courses to a diverse student body, mentor students, and participate in the design and development of the Actuarial Science program and curriculum. Senior faculty will also mentor junior faculty and participate in the governance of the department, the College of Science, and Purdue University by serving on faculty committees.

Applications: 

Applicants should apply online at www.mathjobs.org and should include:

  1. A cover letter (see note below),
  2. A curriculum vitae,
  3. A research statement, and
  4. Four letters of recommendation, one of which discusses the candidate’s teaching qualifications. 
Direct all inquiries to kstroud@math.purdue.edu. Applications are considered on a continuing basis but candidates are urged to apply by November 1, 2019 for full consideration.

Purdue University's College of Science is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. For more information about our department, see www.math.purdue.edu/. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for one or more appointments in Mathematics to begin August 2020. These appointments will be at the level of assistant professor, or possibly at the level of associate professor in the case of exceptional career achievements.

College and Department:

These positions come at a time of dynamic leadership and with significant investment in the College of Science - Purdue's second-largest college, comprising the mathematical, physical and life sciences. Research within the Department of Mathematics spans multiple areas of pure and applied mathematics and extends to collaborations with partners across science and engineering. Opportunities abound for collaboration across computer science and the theory of algorithms, theoretical and applied statistics, and the physical and life sciences.

Qualifications:

Successful candidates will combine an outstanding record of research excellence with a commitment to effective and engaged teaching. Appointments will be made based on demonstrated research and teaching qualifications. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in mathematics or a closely related field.

Preference will be given to outstanding applicants in the areas of:

  • Analysis and Geometry (including probability, stochastic analysis, harmonic analysis, analytic number theory, partial differential equations, complex analysis, symplectic and differential geometry),
  • Algebra and Topology (including automorphic forms and number theory, algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, algebraic topology, and mathematical physics), and
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics (including applied, numerical, and computational analysis, the modeling of physical/biological systems, inverse problems, analysis of data, and machine learning).

Successful candidates are expected to develop a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding, 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 Purdue University by serving on faculty committees.

Applications: 

Applicants should apply online at www.mathjobs.org and should include:

  1. The AMS cover sheet for academic employment,
  2. A cover letter (including a discussion of diversity efforts as indicated below),
  3. A curriculum vitae,
  4. A research statement, and
  5. 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 www.mathjobs.org. Direct all inquiries to kstroud@math.purdue.edu. Applications are considered on a continuing basis but review of candidates will begin on November 1, 2019.

Purdue University's Department of Mathematics is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. For more information about our department, see www.math.purdue.edu/. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Assistant/Associate Professor Data Science - Statistics/Mathematics/Computer Science

The College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for multiple positions in Data Science, with a tenure home in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, or Statistics, to begin in August 2020 or a future date subject to negotiation. These appointments will be at the level of assistant or associate professor. Early career candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered for a term-limited early career endowed professorship.

Qualifications

These positions come at a time of significant investment for the College of Science, comprising the mathematical, computational, physical and life sciences. We are interested in all aspects of data science and related fields, including theoretical foundations, methodology, data-intensive computations, and applications. We particularly encourage candidates who can demonstrate the potential for collaboration across multiple disciplines.

Apply on the Purdue careers website

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Assistant/Associate Professor Quantum Information Science - Math/Computer Science

The Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science in the College of Science at Purdue University invite applications for up to five positions in Quantum Information Science (QIS) to begin August 2020. These positions will be at the assistant/associate professor level based on scholarly record. When appropriate, successful candidates may be considered for joint and interdisciplinary appointments across the College.

Apply on the Purdue careers website

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor of Practice in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for one or more appointments as Professor of Practice in Mathematics to begin August 2020. These appointments will be at the level of Assistant Professor of Practice, or possibly at the level of Associate Professor of Practice in the case of exceptional career achievements.

These positions are non-tenure track faculty positions with multi-year contracts, a promotion track, and a focus on undergraduate teaching and course administration. Successful applicants will have a record of excellence in teaching, particularly at the level of calculus, have the ability to teach a broad range of courses in the undergraduate curriculum, have enthusiasm for teaching and interaction with students, and have experience in course management software and online homework systems. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in mathematics or a closely related field.

The Professors of Practice faculty are actively involved in departmental activities and have professional development opportunities. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Applications should be submitted online through www.mathjobs.org and should include (1) the AMS cover sheet for academic employment, (2) a cover letter (including a discussion of diversity efforts as indicated below), (3) a curriculum vitae, (4) a teaching statement, and (5) three letters of recommendation focused on the candidate’s teaching qualifications. Reference letter writers should be asked to submit their letters online through www.mathjobs.org. Direct all inquiries to kstroud@math.purdue.edu. Applications are considered on a continuing basis but candidates are urged to apply by January 13, 2020 for full consideration.

Purdue University's Department of Mathematics is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. For more information about our department, see www.math.purdue.edu/. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.