The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, to begin September 1, 2020. The position is in mathematical finance or optimization, and the rank is open.

Preference will be given to candidates who have shown outstanding promise and/or excellent accomplishments in research, and are pursuing a vigorous research program including major contributions beyond the doctoral dissertation. Promise of excellent ability to teach and mentor students of diverse backgrounds is a plus.

The Department has long-standing strength in mathematical finance and plays a central role in Carnegie Mellon’s interdisciplinary masters and bachelors degree programs in computational finance. The Department also has a popular undergraduate degree concentration in Operations Research, and interest in graduate level courses in optimization is growing. Candidates for this position are expected to be able to contribute to one or more of these educational programs.

Applications should be submitted by October 31, 2019 for full consideration.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Carnegie Mellon considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and any additional legally protected status.

Applicants should submit materials electronically at and This includes a cover letter, curriculum vita, list of publications, a statement describing research interests, and at least three letters of recommendation (including at least one that specifically addresses teaching). Letters of recommendation will be solicited through
mathjobs only. Recommenders who are unable to submit their letters electronically may mail them to: Tenure Track Search Committee, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Applications may be accepted and reviewed until any open positions are filled.