Open Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Mathematics (Statistics/Biostatistics)

The Department of Mathematics at the College of William and Mary seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in statistics or related areas.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Statistics or a related field by August 2018. The regular teaching expectation is two courses per semester with most classes capped at 35 students.


Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, or a related field at the time of appointment (August 10, 2018).

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates should demonstrate excellence in research and teaching. Previous experience in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate and/or graduate research is preferred.

Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of at least three references (with one evaluating teaching) who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. For full consideration, submit application materials by November 1, 2017. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed. Representatives of hiring committee will be available at  Joint Mathematics Meeting (January 2018) to meet with potential candidates.

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The College conducts background checks on applicants for employment. 

Link for application:


Applied Mathematics Faculty

Sarah Day, computational dynamics and topology, mathematical biology

Ross Iaci, statistics

Rex Kincaid, operations research: optimization

Lawrence Leemis, operations research: stochastics

Chi-Kwong Li, matrix theory

Anh Ninh, operations research

Mainak Patel, mathematical biology

Leah Shaw, mathematical biology

Junping Shi, partial differential equations, mathematical biology

GuanNan Wang, statistics

Anke van Zuylen, operations research: optimization

The Department

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

Statistics Initiative

Undergraduate students at the College can major in Applied Mathematics with a depth requirement in Applied Statistics described at Undergraduate students with an interest in statistics or actuarial scence are encouraged to major in the Applied Statistics Track in the Computational & Applied Mathematics & Statistics program described at

Biomathematics Initiative

The Biomathematics Initiative at William and Mary is an interdisciplinary group of researchers working on topics in mathematical biology.  More information may be found here:

Computational Operations Research Program

The Computational Operations Research Program is a terminal MS degree which involves classes taught by several faculty in the Applied Mathematics Unit of the Department of Mathematics.  More information is available at

The College

The College of William & Mary is the second oldest college in America, Chartered on February 8, 1693, by King William III and Queen Mary II of England.  The College is one of only eight "Public Ivys"  in the nation.  The college is highly selective, offering a world-class education at an affordable price.  U.S. News and World Report ranked the College as the sixth best public college in the country in 2017.  There are 6,276 undergraduates and 2,341 graduate students attending the College.  In the most recent freshman class, 78 percent graduated in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.  The 1,200-acre campus, which includes scenic Lake Matoaka and College Woods, is located in historic downtown Williamsburg, Virginia, adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg.  More about the College can be found at

The Area

Only one hour from the Atlantic Ocean, and two hours from snow ski resorts, Williamsburg is ideally located.  The local area includes historical attractions (the Historic Triangle includes Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown), museums, and Busch Gardens, a 350 acre European theme park with rides, animal shows and live entertainment. Williamsburg is recognized by TripAdvisor as the number 1 Travelers Choice Family Award-winning Great U.S. Destinations to Discover.