John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Open Rank Faculty Position in Applied

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 23, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Open Rank Faculty Position in Applied Mathematics:

The John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University seeks applicants for a position at either the tenure-track or tenured rank in the area of Applied Mathematics, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021. We welcome candidates in any area of applied mathematics broadly defined, including interfaces with all areas of engineering, physics, biology, earth and planetary sciences, economics and the social sciences, medicine, as well as mathematics and statistics.

We are seeking candidates with a record of theoretical or computational innovation, a vision for an original research program, and an interest in working collaboratively with experimentalists and theoreticians across multiple disciplines at the University. Candidates should have enthusiasm for teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses in applied mathematics and allied fields. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

The Applied Mathematics program at SEAS benefits from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, and being situated in a highly interdisciplinary environment. The program is highly synergistic with complementary efforts at Harvard in Physics, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and a number of cross-disciplinary initiatives such as the Center for Mathematical Sciences and Applications, the Quantitative Biology Initiative, the NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology, the Institute for Applied Computational Science, the Materials Research Science and Engineering Research Center, and the Center for Brain Science.  We seek to build a mathematical sciences community in which the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, complementing our undergraduate concentration that is the among the top 5 majors at Harvard College. Information about current faculty, research, and educational programs in SEAS is available at

Required application documents include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices), and up to three representative papers. In addition, we ask for a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. We encourage candidates to apply by December 31, 2020, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled. A doctorate or terminal degree in Applied Mathematics or an allied field such as Physics or Engineering is required by the expected start date. Applicants can apply online at:

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.




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