Assistant Professor - Math

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor - Math
Department Mathematics & Statistics - 32361
Vacancy Number 16F-153
Position Number 472
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position:

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics ( at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in mathematics at the assistant professor level starting August 2018. We are seeking to hire one candidate preferably in geometry, topology, combinatorics, or probability theory, and one preferably in financial mathematics, stochastic differential equations, or optimization. The chosen candidates will be expected to excel in engaging students in research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and teaching introductory and advanced mathematics courses. Additionally, expectations for these positions include maintaining a strong research program and providing service to the department and university. The department offers undergraduate programs in mathematics and statistics, and graduate programs in mathematics, statistics, and data science.

Minimum Requirements

A doctoral degree in mathematics with research concentrations preferably in combinatorics, financial mathematics, geometry, optimization, probability theory, stochastic differential equations, topology, or closely related fields, is required at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Desired qualifications include postdoctoral experience, experience and/or interest in undergraduate and graduate research, the potential to work with existing faculty on research, and teaching experience.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers programs leading to undergraduate degrees in mathematics, statistics, and teacher licensure, as well as a graduate degree in mathematics, a graduate certificate in applied statistics, and a graduate degree in data science, jointly offered with the computer science department.
The department consists of 28 faculty members, approximately 20 graduate students/teaching assistants and approximately 130 majors. (

College/School Information

At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions

To apply, complete the online application process available on the web at Application materials must include a letter of application, CV, copies of (unofficial) transcripts, teaching philosophy (other document A), research statement (other document B), and three professional reference letters. One of the recommendation letters should explicitly address teaching experience. These materials, except the references, must be attached as PDF files to the online application system – not e-mailed, mailed, or faxed. The references may be sent to c/o Mathematics Hiring Committee before the application review deadline. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Russ Herman (

Position Type Permanent
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions
Job Posting Date 11/14/2017
Priority Consideration Date 01/19/2018
Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Dr. Russ Herman, Committee Chair

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. List of 3 Professional References
  4. Combined Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  5. Teaching Philosophy
  6. Summary of Research
Optional Documents

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