Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Mathematics Department at Florida State University, beginning August, 2019. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related area, and have postdoctoral experience. They should do research in the field of Data Science, broadly defined, with a significant mathematical component, and be interested in supervising doctoral students and developing courses in Data Science. The Mathematics Department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in several broad areas of mathematics, including applied and computational mathematics, biomathematics, and financial mathematics. The department and university encourage and support interdisciplinary research, and there are opportunities for collaboration within the department, where research employing geometrical and topological data analysis, as well as machine learning with financial and biomedical imaging data, is currently being performed. There are also ample opportunities for collaboration with investigators in other departments, including topics such as neuroscience, biophysics, and genomics.
Florida State University is one of two flagship research universities in the State University System of Florida, with over 40,000 students in the main campus of Tallahassee. Tallahassee is located in north Florida and has a population of roughly 190,000. It is adjacent to the Apalachicola National Forest and about twenty-five miles from the Gulf of Mexico, with easy access to pristine beaches and other natural habitats. Tallahassee has a warm climate, with an annual average high temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit and an annual average low temperature of 56 degrees Fahrenheit.
Applicants should include a cover letter, a standard AMS cover sheet, a curriculum vitae, a description of current and planned research, and a statement of teaching philosophy. They should be submitted electronically through Mathjobs.org and, in addition, through the FSU Employment and Recruiting Services website http://jobs.fsu.edu/ (Position no. 00052220 – job opening ID 44176). Four letters of recommendation should also be submitted, at least one of which should discuss the candidate’s teaching. Reference letter writers should be asked to submit their letters online through Mathjobs.org. Screening of applications will begin on November 1, 2018, so applications and reference letters should be uploaded by this date to ensure full consideration.
Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.