Faculty Openings

Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for multiple appointments in Mathematics at the level of assistant/associate professor.  These appointments would start in August 2022.

Qualifications

These positions come at a time of engaged leadership and growth in the College of Science - Purdue’s second-largest college, comprising the mathematical, physical and life sciences.  These positions are an important 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.  Research within the Department of Mathematics spans multiple areas of pure and applied mathematics and extends to collaborations with partners across science and engineering.  For more information about our department, see www.math.purdue.edu.

A successful candidate 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. Candidate 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 harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, complex analysis, and symplectic/differential geometry),
• Applied Mathematics (including data science, machine learning, the modeling of physical or biological systems, inverse problems, computational methods), and
• Algebra (including algebraic topology and operator algebras).

A successful candidate is 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 are also expected to mentor junior faculty and participate in the governance of the department, the College of Science, and Purdue University by serving on faculty committees.

Purdue University's Department of Mathematics and the College of Science 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 a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, 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.

Applications

Applications should be submitted online through www.mathjobs.org and should include (1) the AMS cover sheet for academic employment, (2) a cover letter, (3) a curriculum vitae, (4) a research statement, (5) a teaching statement, (6)  a diversity and inclusion statement indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion, and (7) at least four letters of recommendation, one of which discusses the candidate’s teaching qualifications. In addition, for purposes of equity, to be considered for the position, applicants will also need to create a profile at SuccessFactors. Reference letter writers should be asked to submit their letters online through www.mathjobs.org. Direct all inquiries to iswanso@purdue.edu. All applications received by November 1, 2021 will be given full consideration. 

EOE Statement

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

Assistant/ Associate Professor of Practice in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for multiple appointments as Professor of Practice in Mathematics to begin August 2022.  These appointments will be at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice. 

Qualifications

These positions are non-tenure track faculty positions with multi-year contracts, a promotion track, and a focus on undergraduate teaching and course administration.  Duties will typically consist of teaching 5 courses each academic year, including large-lecture courses, course coordination, and/or other related administrative activities. Successful applicants will have a record of excellence in teaching, have the ability to teach a range of courses in the undergraduate curriculum, have enthusiasm for teaching, mentoring, and interacting with undergraduate students (including students traditionally underrepresented in mathematics), be willing to observe classes and offer teaching advice to new instructors, and have experience in course management software and online homework systems. Teaching experience at the level of science and engineering calculus, especially multivariable calculus, or above is highly desirable. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in mathematics or a closely related field. For more information about our department, see www.math.purdue.edu.

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

Applications

Applications should be submitted online through www.mathjobs.org and should include (1) the AMS cover sheet for academic employment, (2) a cover letter, (3) a curriculum vitae, (4) a teaching statement, (5) a diversity and inclusion statement as indicated below, and (6) at least three letters of recommendation focused on the candidate’s teaching qualifications.  In addition, for purposes of equity, to be considered for the position, applicants will also need to create a profile at SuccessFactors. Reference letter writers should be asked to submit their letters online through www.mathjobs.org. Direct all inquiries to irena@purdue.edu. All applications received by November 15, 2021 will be given full consideration. 

Purdue University's Department of Mathematics and the College of Science 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 a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, 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. 

EOE Statement

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics - Data Science

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for positions in Data Science at the level of assistant or associate professor to start in August 2022 or a future date subject to negotiation. Early career candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered for a term-limited early career endowed professorship. There are additional posted positions in data science at Purdue in both the Computer Science and Statistics departments. Candidates are encouraged to apply for all that are relevant.  Joint appointments with other departments are possible based on candidate and departmental interests.

Qualifications and Expectations

Candidates must have a PhD in mathematics or a closely related field, with outstanding credentials in research related to data science, an excellent track record of publications and potential for developing a vibrant research program, as well as a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.  We particularly encourage candidates who demonstrate the potential for collaboration across multiple disciplines.  All candidates in the broad area of data science are relevant and particular interest will be given to outstanding applicants in the areas of
● Topological data analysis, functional data analysis, applied probability, applied analysis,  approximation theory for the foundation of data science, machine learning
● Data-driven modeling, simulation, inverse problems, computational methods for big data, optimization, scientific machine learning

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

Department and College

The Department of Mathematics at Purdue offers a strong academic program with active research groups in most areas of mathematics.  The department includes over 60 tenure track faculty and 150 graduate students.  For more information, see www.math.purdue.edu.

These data science positions come at a time of significant investment in the College of Science, which includes the mathematical, computational, physical, and life sciences, with opportunities for collaboration across the College and University. Purdue itself is one of the nation’s leading land-grant universities, with an enrollment of over 41,000 students primarily focused on STEM subjects.  

Applications

Applications from data science candidates with a strong focus on mathematics should be submitted online through www.mathjobs.org and should include (1) the AMS cover sheet for academic employment, (2) a cover letter, (3) diversity and inclusion statement, (4) a curriculum vitae, (5) a research statement, (6) a teaching statement, and (7) at least four letters of recommendation, one of which discusses the candidate’s teaching qualifications. In addition, for purposes of equity, to be considered for the position, applicants will also need to create a profile at SuccessFactors. Reference letter writers should be asked to submit their letters online through www.mathjobs.org. Direct all inquiries to irena@purdue.edu All applications received by December 1, 2021 will be given full consideration.

Purdue University 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 a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, 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.

EOE Statement

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Lecturer in Mathematics

Applications are invited for a Lecturer in Mathematics starting January 3, 2022 or August 8, 2022. Candidates must have mathematics teaching experience at the K-12 and/or college level and a master’s degree in mathematics education, mathematics, or a closely related field.

Qualifications

Teach courses in mathematics for elementary education majors, where course topics include number and operations, geometry, measurement, algebra, basic probability, and data analysis and connections to state and national student and teacher preparation standards. Train and supervise graduate teaching assistants for these courses. Work with faculty, staff, and graduate students in coordinating courses, designing courses, carrying out instructional goals, and testing. Opportunity for summer teaching. Starting academic salary is in the $54,000 to $61,000 range, commensurate with experience.

Applications

Applications must include a cover letter, CV (with a list of references), unofficial transcripts, teaching statement, and diversity statement. Please include your experience with elementary education students, K-12 education, undergraduate education, and a diverse student body. 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 a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.  Candidates must have the ability to work in the US without immigration sponsorship from Purdue University.

Submit applications via: SuccessFactors. Applications are considered on a continuing basis, and all applications received by November 15, 2021 will be given full consideration.  A background check will be required for employment in these positions.

EOE Statement

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. 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.  For information about our department, see www.math.purdue.edu.

Qualifications

These positions will commence August 2022 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, 2022 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. 

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 a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Applications

Applications should be submitted online through www.mathjobs.org and should include (1) the AMS cover sheet for academic employment, (2) a cover letter, (3) a curriculum vitae, (4) a research statement, (5) a teaching statement, (6)  a diversity and inclusion statement indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion, and (7) three letters of recommendation, one of which discusses the candidate’s teaching qualifications. In addition, for purposes of equity, to be considered for the position, applicants will also need to create a profile at SuccessFactors. Reference letter writers should be asked to submit their letters online through www.mathjobs.org. Direct all inquiries to iswanso@purdue.edu. All applications received by November 30, 2021 will be given full consideration. Some offers will be made before the end of January 2022. A background check will be required for employment in these positions. 

EOE Statement

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 - Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics as part of the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for possibly multiple positions in Quantum Information Science (QIS) to begin August 2022. 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. 

QIS is at the frontier of several traditional research disciplines in pure and applied mathematics; computer science and information theory; condensed matter, 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 departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy.

The College of Science is 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 of Chemistry and Physics in tandem with Computer Science and Mathematics through strategic hiring of creative scientists to be part of the cutting-edge interdisciplinary environment provided by Purdue University.

Target areas: Successful candidates will have interdisciplinary research interests that can help build a comprehensive suite of capabilities in quantum algorithm research, information theoretic analysis and topological quantum computing, This includes quantum topology, quantum algebra, and applied mathematics, such as computational methods and algorithms, related to QIS.

Qualifications:  Candidates must have a PhD in mathematics, or a closely related field, with outstanding credentials in research related to QIS, 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 an outstanding research program supported by extramural funding and teach courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. 

The Department and College:  The Department of Mathematics has over 70 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 130 graduate students, and over 750 undergraduate students.  Over the last years there has been a significant investment in key areas of discovery. The College and the Departments have launched initiatives in new emerging areas, such as Data Science and Quantum Information Science, and committed the resources necessary to make the new growth impactful. In QIS 7 faculty members have been hired in the past 2 years For more information, see  http://www.math.purdue.edu/. Purdue is one of the nation’s leading land-grant universities, with an enrollment of over 49,000 students primarily focused on STEM subjects. For more information, see https://www.purdue.edu/purduemoves/initiatives/stem/index.php.

Application Procedure: Applications must be submitted through https://www.mathjobs.org/ and must include (1) a cover letter (including a discussion of diversity efforts as indicated below), (2) a complete curriculum vitae with publication list, (3) a brief statement of present and future research plans, and (4) a statement of teaching philosophy. In addition, candidates should arrange for at least 4 letters of reference, one of which discusses the candidate’s teaching qualifications. Questions regarding the position and search should be directed to rkaufman@purdue.edu. Applications completed by December 15, 2021 will be given full consideration, although the search will continue until the position is filled.

Purdue University’s Departments 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 a separate Diversity and Inclusion statement, 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 EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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