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Asst/Assoc Professor in Applied Mathematics & Asst/Assoc/Full Professor in Applied Mathematics

New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Glendale, Arizona
to commensurate with experience
Start date
Oct 13, 2023

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The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for two full-time, benefits-eligible Tenured/Tenure Track faculty positions (one at Assistant/Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics and one at Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Applied Mathematics). Priority will be given to applicants with research specializing in the mathematics of data science, computational methods, machine learning, complex systems, mathematical biology, or a related area. These positions will begin in August 2024. Successful candidates are expected to establish/continue a vigorous program of research in applied mathematics and seek external research funding commensurate with the rank.  All successful candidates are expected to deliver quality undergraduate instruction in Applied Mathematics and graduate education in Biological Data Science; mentor undergraduate and graduate students; and to contribute service to the school, college, university, and the profession. Faculty may participate in university-wide graduate programs.

Faculty in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences have the opportunity to work in a unit that values innovative research and undergraduate education equally while being housed in an R1 university. This has created the opportunity for our diverse student population to obtain individual faculty mentorship on the West Campus of ASU, which provides a close-knit residential campus setting.

About the School:

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University is an interdisciplinary mathematical and natural sciences unit that encompasses computing, statistics, applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics; it prides itself in interdisciplinary collaborations among these research areas. The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences embraces the ideal of a fully inclusive and welcoming STEM community and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts and supports the success of students of all races, nationalities and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. The School is committed to recruiting and retaining students and faculty from groups that have historically been underrepresented in the sciences. To learn more about MNS, please visit our page,  

ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real-world applications blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth-largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

All we do at ASU is guided and inspired by the University Charter, which reads:

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

Successful candidates will demonstrate throughout their materials how their teaching, research, and service will contribute to the fulfillment of this charter.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Provide high-quality instruction in mathematics, applied mathematics, and related fields;
  • Conduct high-quality interdisciplinary research that contributes to the intellectual environment of the school, college, and university;
  • Provide impactful education through undergraduate research and innovative programmatic development, and culturally responsive teaching and mentoring practices;
  • Advance equitable inclusion across all aspects of the school’s operations;
  • Foster collegiality and a culture that prioritizes mutual respect, support, and collective success of our faculty, staff, and students; 
  • Contribute service to the school, college, university, and the profession.


Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or terminal degree in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, or related fields, by time of hire.

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Evidence of past research activity (Assistant rank), the ability to create (Assistant rank) and/or continue (Associate/Full rank) a research program in: the mathematics of data science, computational methods, machine learning, complex systems, mathematical biology, or a related area.
  • Evidence of potential to complement the current expertise in applied mathematics, or other areas of research in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences.
  • Evidence of the mathematical expertise to teach core undergraduate courses in the Applied Mathematics BS program and the Biological Data Science MS program.
  • Evidence of successful college/university teaching and course development experience commensurate with the rank.
  • Experience with intention of mentoring undergraduate students and including them in research commensurate with the rank.
  • Established collaborations with industry partners and government agencies and/or relevant experience in industry settings.
  • Externally funded program of research commensurate with the rank.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students.

Application Instructions

Application Deadline: 

The initial application deadline is December 4, 2023, at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment. For assistance with your application, or for position-related questions, contact

Application Procedure:

Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. All required materials must be submitted at time of initial application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all application materials to

Applications must contain:

  • Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications and how your experience will complement existing expertise in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences and demonstrate the University Charter
  • Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness – e.g., student evaluations, syllabi, peer observation, annual evaluations, etc. 
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • One-page statement of teaching philosophy
  • Research Statement
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number), one reference must be from your current or most recent employer 

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon the successful passing of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See and

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