The Mathematics Department at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks exceptional candidates to fill a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in the area of Statistics and Topological Data Analysis, starting August 1, 2020. A PhD or equivalent degree in mathematics or statistics is required. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Primary consideration will be given to candidates whose interests overlap with those of existing faculty, including Bayesian statistics, computational statistics, statistical learning, and topological data analysis.
Evidence of potential for excellence in research and high-quality teaching is required. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To guarantee full consideration the application should be received by November 1, 2019. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is the flagship university in the Tennessee state higher education system. The state of Tennessee is in strong fiscal condition. For nine consecutive years, the State and/or the University have provided funds for raises, and starting salaries for assistant professors in the Mathematics Department are very competitive. The Mathematics Department is a highly active group whose research has been supported by several funding agencies, including AFOSR, ARO, ARL, DOE, NSF, and NIH. Opportunities exist to collaborate with researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and faculty at the Bredesen Center in Data Science and Engineering, and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS). Knoxville is a vibrant and diverse medium-sized city in the Tennessee Valley of East Tennessee with a relatively low cost of living.
Candidates must apply via MathJobs.org, and upload a curriculum vitae, description of research accomplishments and plans, teaching statement, and publication list. At least three reference letters addressing research and one addressing teaching must be provided. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include a cover letter that specifically addresses the reasons for their interest in this particular position at the University of Tennessee.