Department/College Description The College/ Department: The School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS) is one of six academic units in RIT's College of Science, which also houses the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, the Integrated Sciences Academy, the School of Chemistry and Materials Science, the School of Physics and Astronomy, and the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences. The SMS promotes research in mathematical and statistical sciences and is the home of 74 faculty members, five administrative staff members, three undergraduate programs (Applied Mathematics, Computational Mathematics, and Applied Statistics and Actuarial Science), two MS programs (Applied and Computational Mathematics, Applied Statistics) and a Ph.D. program in Mathematical Modeling. The SMS offers the required mathematics and statistics courses for students from all RIT programs.
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Detailed Job Description The School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) invites applications for one or more tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level starting in August 2020. Preference will be given to applicants with research interests in mathematical biology or computational optimization, but applicants in other areas of mathematics that complement existing research groups will be considered. The School of Mathematical Sciences has research groups in the areas of biomedical modeling, inverse problems and optimization, computational relativity and gravitation, data science, dynamical systems, and fluid dynamics. Responsibilities include research, teaching, and service to the School of Mathematical Sciences, the College of Science, and RIT. The successful candidate will be expected to advise students in and support the growth of the Mathematical Modeling Ph.D. program, advise undergraduate and graduate students in other School of Mathematical Sciences' programs, teach courses in the graduate and undergraduate programs of the School of Mathematical Sciences, and develop a research program that receives external funding. Successful applicants will demonstrate outstanding research potential complementing existing research groups, a commitment to obtaining external grants to support research, an enthusiasm for teaching and engaging undergraduate and graduate students in mathematical sciences, and a dedication to furthering the mission of the School, College, and Institute. We are seeking individuals who have the ability and interest to contribute to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity, and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration.
Required Minimum Qualifications
A PhD. or an equivalent degree in mathematics, applied mathematics, or a closely related field completed by the date of appointment
Post-doctoral research or professional experience
Potential to collaborate with SMS and other RIT faculty members
An ongoing record of peer-reviewed publications
A commitment to obtaining external grants to support research
A commitment to undergraduate and graduate education
A commitment to mentoring graduate and undergraduate students in research
Ability to contribute to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences
Required Minimum Education Level PhD
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Letters of Recommendation, Research Statement, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Please submit your online application; cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; curriculum vitae and upload the following attachments:
Research statement that also addresses efforts and/or plans to obtain external funding, potential to collaborate with SMS/RIT faculty, and commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in research
Statement of teaching philosophy and any experience that also addresses commitment to undergraduate and graduate education
Statement of diversity contribution
Names and addresses of three references
Finalists will be required to have three letters of reference sent directly to the search committee. At least one of these letters should address the applicant's teaching abilities. Completed applications that are received by November 15th, 2019 will receive full consideration.
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