Position Announcements

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor positions – The University of Montana

The Department of Mathematical Sciences of the University of Montana is inviting applications for tenure-track positions in the areas of analysis and statistics beginning August 2016. The University of Montana, the College of Humanities and Sciences, and the Department of Mathematical Sciences embrace diversity as a core value; applications from persons with diverse backgrounds are especially welcome.  Both positions require a PhD in the area of specialization, as well as a commitment to excellence in research and teaching. Documented evidence of teaching excellence required. For the statistics position a commitment to collaboration/consulting, and an interest in both theory and applications are also required, and candidates with experience in data science are highly desirable.

About UM and the Department

The University of Montana is located in Missoula, a city in western Montana with a community of about 80,000 people.  Missoula has often been singled out in national publications for its high quality of life.  Set in a river valley in the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 3,200 feet, the small city enjoys a moderate climate. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.

UM provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. These qualities, together with its location, attract first-rate teachers, researchers, and students from around the world

The Department of Mathematical Sciences has 21 tenure-line faculty members. There are about 80 undergraduate mathematics majors and about 25 graduate students working toward masters and doctoral degrees in the mathematical sciences. Current departmental specializations include Algebra, Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Combinatorics & Optimization, Mathematics Education, Statistics, and Topology.

How to Apply

Applications (including AMS cover page, resume, official transcripts of graduate work, short teaching and research statements) should be submitted electronically from the link provided on the position descriptions at the University of Montana’s Employment Listings:

Three letters of recommendation need to be sent electronically to azure@mso.umt.edu making mention of position title and tracking code, last name of the applicant, and last name of the letter writer in the email.

To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by January 1, 2016 (analysis position) or January 15, 2016 (statistics position).

More information may be obtained from the Math Department office, (406) 243-5312, azure@mso.umt.edu).

The search committee is planning to participate in the AMS Employment Center at Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle, January 6-9, 2016, and applicants desiring an interview at the AMS Employment Center are encouraged to submit interview requests to mathsearch@mso.umt.edu.

Screening of applicants will continue until positions are filled.

The University of Montana is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, Vietnam Era veterans, and persons with disabilities. This position announcement can be made available in alternative formats upon request.