Faculty Openings

Andris A. Zoltners Professor of Mathematics (tenured full professor)

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for an appointment at the rank of tenured full professor to fill the endowed Andris A. Zoltners Professorship in Mathematics. 

This position comes at a time of new leadership and with multiple commitments of significant investment for the College of Science - Purdue’s second-largest college, comprising the mathematical, physical and life sciences.  The Zoltners Professorship is 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.  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.

Successful candidates will combine an outstanding record of research accomplishments, internationally recognized stature, credentials suitable for nomination as a Distinguished Professor, and great potential for future work and leadership within the mathematical community, at Purdue, nationally, and internationally.  We will consider applications in any area of mathematics.  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.

Successful candidates are expected to lead a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding, teach undergraduate and/or graduate mathematics courses to a diverse student body, supervise graduate students and postdocs, mentor junior faculty, and participate in the governance of the department, the College of Science, and the University.

Applications should be submitted online through www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/12617 and should include

  1. the AMS cover sheet for academic employment,
  2. a cover letter
  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 candidates are urged to apply by November 1, 2018.

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.

Professorships in Data Science (tenure track)

The College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for up to six positions in Data Science, with a tenure home in the department of Computer Science, Mathematics, or Statistics, to begin August 2019.  These appointments will be at the level of assistant/associate professor with the potential for full appointments based on scholarly record.  Assistant professor candidates with  exceptional qualifications may be considered for an early career endowed professorship.

These positions come at a time of new leadership and with multiple commitments of significant investment for the College of Science, 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 key strategic priority declared by Purdue’s Board of Trustees including the Integrative Data Science Initiative. We are interested in all aspects of data science, including theoretical foundations, methodology, data intensive computations, and applications. We particularly encourage candidates who demonstrate the potential for collaboration across multiple disciplines.

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 Computer 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 courses to a diverse student body, and supervise graduate students. Senior faculty will also mentor junior faculty and participate in the governance of their department, the College of Science, and Purdue University by serving on faculty committees.

Applicants should apply online to the "Data Science Cluster" position within the departments of Statistics, Mathematics, or Computer Science at https://hiring.science.purdue.edu, or at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/13057.  A background check will be required for employment. Review of applications and interviews will begin in November 2018, and will continue until positions are filled. Inquiries can be sent to DS-search@science.purdue.edu.

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 the cover letter, indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity, and inclusion. Salary and benefits are competitive, and Purdue is a dual-career friendly employer.

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

Professorships in Quantum Information Science (tenure track)

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). These positions would be at the assistant/associate level with the potential for full professor appointments based on scholarly record.  When appropriate, successful candidates may be considered for joint and interdisciplinary appointments across the College.

QIS is at the frontier of several traditional research disciplines including applied math and computer science, information theory, condensed matter physics, atomic, molecular, and optical physics, and chemistry. QIS strives to harness the unusual quantum mechanical properties of superposition and entanglement to provide breakthrough advances for computing, secure communications, and novel device functionalities.  As such, QIS is part of a large-scale interdisciplinary hiring effort across key strategic areas in the College of Science—Purdue’s second-largest college, comprising the physical, computing, and life sciences—these positions come at a time when the College is under new leadership and with multiple commitments of significant investment.

The College of Science is especially seeking to enhance our existing strengths in research at the interface within Computer Science and Math through strategic hiring of creative scientists to be part of the cutting-edge interdisciplinary environment provided by Purdue University. Successful candidates will have research interests that can build a comprehensive suite of capabilities in quantum algorithm research, information theoretic analysis, topological quantum computing, chemical physics, and quantum materials, experimental and/or theoretical quantum computing with superconducting qubits, spins in semiconductors and other condensed matter systems, cold atomic ions, Rydberg, photonic systems chemical physics, or quantum materials.

Candidates must have a PhD in math, computer science, physics, chemistry or other fields related to QIS, with outstanding credentials in research, an excellent track record of publications and potential for developing a vibrant research program, as well as a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.  Successful candidates are expected to develop a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding and teach courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.  Applicants should submit a letter of application electronically, including their curriculum vita, summary of planned research, and a statement on teaching philosophy, to: https://hiring.science.purdue.edu/.  Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded.  Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2018, and will remain in consideration until the position is filled.  

All of Purdue University's Departments  are 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.

A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an ADVANCE institution.

Assistant and open rank Professor of Mathematics (tenure track)

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for three or more appointments in Mathematics to begin August 2019.  These appointments will be at the level of assistant professor, or possibly higher rank in the case of exceptional career achievements. 

These positions come at a time of new leadership and with multiple commitments of significant investment for 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.  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.

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 stochastic analysis/probability, harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, complex analysis, symplectic and differential geometry),
  • Algebra and Topology (including algebraic topology, algebraic geometry, mathematical physics, automorphic forms and number theory, and commutative algebra), and
  • Computational and Applied 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 should be submitted online through https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/12630 and should include

  1. the AMS cover sheet for academic employment,
  2. a cover letter,
  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 candidates are urged to apply by November 1, 2018.

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.

Golomb Visiting Assistant Professor and Zoltners Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for 5 or more three-year positions as Visiting Assistant Professor.  These positions come at a time of new leadership and with multiple commitments of significant investment for the College of Science - Purdue’s second-largest college, comprising the physical, life, and computing sciences.

These positions will commence August 2019 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 12, 2019 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.

Applications should be submitted online through https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/12629 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 http://www.mathjobs.org

Direct all inquiries to mathhead@purdue.edu. Screening of applications will begin November 13, 2018 and continue until filled. For information about our department, see http://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 scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experience, 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. For more information about our department, see our website.