Math Dept Jobs

Southern Methodist University
Dedman College
Department of Mathematics 

 

Postdoctoral Researchers in Machine Learning / Data Science for Complex Systems

Southern Methodist University is seeking two postdoctoral researchers to work with the Research Training Group, "RTG: Modeling and Computations for Complex Systems at Southern Methodist University”, funded by the National Science Foundation.  Postdocs will work on research topics that center in the general field of Complex Systems. We are particularly interested in young scholars who have expertise in Machine Learning and/or Data Science. We anticipate RTG postdoctoral fellows to work with SMU mathematicians and scientists in other disciplines.

Only US Citizens, nationals and permanent residents are eligible for these positions. Candidates with a background in computational and/or applied mathematics are encouraged to apply; preference will be given to those with expertise in ML/DS. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Applicants should write a short statement indicating their research interests, highlighting their previous work in ML/DS, and explaining how their research fits into the theme of Complex systems.

In addition to research, postdoctoral scholars will teach from 1 to 2 courses per year and assist in running a 2-week summer school for undergrad and graduate students. The appointments will be for one year will a high likelihood of being extended to two years based on performance. Preference is for a start in Fall 2023, but we have a flexible start date and will keep the search open until we fill the positions.

To apply: send your current CV and your statement of research interests by email to math@smu.edu with the subject line “RTG postdoc”.  Please contact Alejandro Aceves at any time at aaceves@smu.edu for more details.

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.

 

 

Adjunct faculty in mathematics

The SMU Department of Mathematics seeks to establish a pool of qualified applicants for part-time adjunct faculty appointments.  Responsibilities may include teaching undergraduate courses: Precalculus for Business, Precalculus Mathematics, Introduction to Mathematical Sciences, Introduction to Calculus for Business and Social Science, Calculus I, and Calculus II. The adjunct faculty will prepare and teach the assigned courses following a standard departmental syllabus.  Successful applicants will maintain appropriate course related records on Canvas (our Learning Management System), assign earned grades, and communicate with other departmental faculty and staff on course related issues as needed.   Appointments are for one semester and positions are open until filled; the appointment can be renewed as applicable based on student demand and departmental need.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Mathematics or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate hours in Mathematics.
  • Experience and interest in teaching undergraduates in a college/university setting.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Education / Skills / Experience:

  • Prior college mathematics teaching experience.
  • Experience in managing courses within a LMS (e.g., Canvas or Blackboard).

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit: (a) a cover letter that includes the names and contact information for three professional references, (b) a resume/curriculum vitae, and (c) unofficial transcripts.  All application materials must be in PDF format, and should be sent by email to math@smu.edu.

Southern Methodist University will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression.  The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.