The Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAAM) at Rice University in Houston, Texas, seeks outstanding candidates for two positions: one in continuous optimization and a second in either 1) applied probability, or 2) numerical linear algebra with strong applications in data science. We expect to hire at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor; we will consider exceptional candidates at higher ranks.
Consistent with the National Research Council’s report, Convergence: Facilitating Transdisciplinary Integration of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Beyond, we seek candidates who have demonstrated ability to lead and work in research groups that “… [integrate] the knowledge, tools, and ways of thinking…” from engineering, mathematics, and computational, natural, social, and behavioral sciences to solve societal problems using a convergent approach.
CAAM is part of the George R. Brown School of Engineering, which ranks among the top 20 undergraduate engineering programs (US News & World Report). The School is strongly committed to nurturing the aspirations of faculty staff and students in an inclusive environment. More information about CAAM can be found at https://caam.rice.edu.
The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. The candidate must have a PhD in an appropriate field and an exceptional record of research. Teaching experience at the university level will be viewed as an advantage.
Each application must include an application letter, a current curriculum vitae with a publication list, a research statement, and a teaching statement submitted via the website https://mathjobs.org. In addition, candidates should arrange for at least three letters of recommendations, which may be submitted on the same website.
To receive full consideration, the complete application must be received by December 15, 2019, but the committee may consider applications filed after that date. Employment can begin July 1, 2020.
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
About Rice University
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