Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Operations Research
The Applied Mathematics Unit of the Department of Mathematics at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Operations Research. Appointment will begin August 10, 2021. We are interested in individuals with research and teaching expertise in the general area of operations research.
The applicant is expected to establish and maintain a research program that inspires a highly motivated undergraduate student body as well as M.S. degree students in Computational Operations Research.
Teaching expectation is 2 courses per semester. Successful applicants must possess the skills to teach compelling graduate courses in operations research and other lecture and seminar-style courses in undergraduate mathematics.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Operations Research or a closely related field at the time appointment begins (August 10, 2021).
Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral research experience is desirable, and previous experience in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred.
Application Procedure: Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/40312. Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement of research and teaching interests, a statement describing previous professional experience or future plans (or both) that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.
For full consideration, submit application materials by January 22, 2021. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.
William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. William & Mary conducts background checks on applicants for employment.
Mathematics Department faculty (www.wm.edu/as/mathematics) support and direct the M.S. degree in Computational Operations Research (www.wm.edu/as/mathematics/graduate/cor).
The Mathematics Department dates back to the original Charter of the College. Mathematics was represented by one of the six Masters or Professors, and when the full faculty was assembled in 1729, the original masterships were in Divinity, Philosophy, Oriental Languages, Mathematics, the Grammar School and the Indian School. The first professor on record was Hugh Jones, who was on the faculty from 1716-1729. He is the namesake of the present site of the department: the first floor of Hugh Jones Hall.
The Department of Mathematics undergraduate program offers a major and a minor in Mathematics. Majors may choose from three concentrations. Mathematics is a major component of several graduate programs including Computational Operations Research, Computer Science, and Applied Science.
More information about the Mathematics Department can be found at http://www.wm.edu/as/mathematics/
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