Math Dept Jobs

Southern Methodist University
Dedman College
Department of Mathematics 

 

Assistant Professors in Two Data Science Cluster Faculty Positions

Position Nos. 0006031 and 00052760. Applications are invited for two tenure-track Assistant Professorships in Computational and Applied Mathematics to begin in the fall semester of 2023. The department is searching for scholars with an outstanding research record in the mathematical foundations, algorithms, and/or applications of data science and machine learning, and who have a track record of interdisciplinary collaborations. The successful candidates should be committed to interdisciplinary research and inclusive teaching.  These positions are part of a strategic cluster hire in Data Science and are two of the twelve positions allocated to the cluster around three areas of focus: Data Core, Health Analytics, and Technology and Education.  The multi-faculty hire represents an ambitious program to develop large-scale collaborative research projects responding to some of humankind’s most daunting challenges.  In particular, these two positions are associated with the Data Core group which also includes positions in Computer Science, Statistics, and Information Technology and Operations Management.  Faculty are expected to teach in our data science programs and to collaborate with faculty, as appropriate in the other cluster areas.

The SMU Department of Mathematics offers graduate degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.)  in Computational and Applied Mathematics and has 19 tenured or tenure-track faculty with research in diverse application areas, many with collaborations both within and outside SMU. The department also offers B.S. and B.A. degrees in mathematics. For more information visit http://www.smu.edu/math/. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application highlighting their qualifications, indicating how they would contribute to SMU’s Data Core group, a complete curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, as well as a 1-page statement on how the applicant will enhance the diversity of our faculty and its research and best serve a diverse student body. In addition, applicants should request at least three letters of recommendation. Applications and supporting documentation, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/112541.

SMU is a nationally-ranked, private, non-sectarian research institution located in one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas, it is home to an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of internationally recognized scholars across the humanities, social sciences, mathematical sciences, engineering, and business. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. The City of Dallas is one of the nation’s most cosmopolitan commercial and cultural centers, and the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex is the fourth largest in the US. Dallas’ quality of life is exceptional, with a relatively low cost of living and a variety of housing options. A full range of professional sports teams, music venues, a lively and innovative restaurant scene, and more make Dallas an extremely livable city. Explore Dedman College at https://www.smu.edu/dedman, and SMU at http://www.smu.edu.

Applications received by November 30, 2022, will receive full consideration, but will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. A Ph.D. in computational/applied mathematics or mathematics or a related field is required by the time of appointment, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

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.