The Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington announces the availability of an assistant professor (tenure-track), and an open-rank faculty position to start in September 2021. Candidates will be considered for the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank, either tenure-track or tenured, depending upon experience and qualifications. Candidates with expertise in any areas of applied mathematics are encouraged to apply. Areas of emphasis within the department for these searches are (in alphabetical order) data science, dynamical systems, numerical analysis, scientific computing and stochastic analysis. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Both are full time positions on a nine-month basis.

The department has current research strength in scientific computing and numerical analysis, nonlinear waves and coherent structures, mathematical biology, atmospheric science and climate modeling, mathematical methods, mathematical finance, data-driven methods, optimization etc., and has a long tradition of interdisciplinary collaboration. Candidates can complement these existing strengths or they can bring in new areas of expertise. See for more details. The Department is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community: visit All UW faculty members engage in teaching, research, and service.

The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University is the 2006 recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, and is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. Our NSF-supported ADVANCE program ( is dedicated to increasing the participation of women in STEM disciplines.

Applicants should hold a PhD, or foreign equivalent, in (applied) mathematics or a related field of application by the start of the appointment. Applicants should demonstrate accomplishments in research and a commitment to excellence in teaching, service, and mentorship, and to promoting diversity.

Application Instructions
To apply, applicants should upload all application materials to Interfolio. Specifically, the following materials should be provided by November 1, 2020:

  • Cover letter or AMS cover sheet,
  • Curriculum vita,
  • Research statement,
  • Teaching statement (addressing your experiences, teaching and mentoring philosophy, and innovation) and evaluations (if available),
  • Diversity statement (addressing how your professional experiences, background and philosophy demonstrate your commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion).

By November 15, 2020,
At least four letters of reference, one of which addresses teaching, should be uploaded directly to Interfolio by the letter writers.

If you have any questions, contact Erica Coleman at