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Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution South Dakota State University
Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics
Posting Number F00035P
Department SDSU-Mathematics & Statistics
Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings
Posting Text

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites application for a nine-month tenure track Faculty position in Applied Mathematics with principal duties to include research, teaching, and university and departmental service. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in the application of mathematics in interdisciplinary research projects and/or industry and exhibit strong potential for obtaining external funding. This individual will become an integral member of a diversified and active team of Mathematics and Statistics faculty supporting the Ph.D. in Computational Science and Statistics, the M.S. in Statistics or Data Science, and the M.S. and B.S. degrees in Mathematics offered at SDSU. The rank level for this position will be based on the candidate meeting the minimum qualifications and academic experience and service. SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include teaching and advising in the undergraduate and graduate programs, research, service, and outreach to the campus and region. Teaching duties will include teaching three to six credits per semester of undergraduate and graduate courses, and advising undergraduate and graduate student projects and research. Research duties will include developing and maintaining a regionally-relevant research program and developing sources of external research funding and graduate student support.

Required qualifications: An earned Ph.D. in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics or closely related field at the starting date of the appointment; broad training in applied mathematics; demonstrated potential to be an effective teacher at the graduate and undergraduate level; demonstrated potential to conduct an effective research agenda with the potential to obtain external funding; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills.

Desired qualifications: Proven record of teaching excellence and a research agenda and proven record of funding and research specialization in one of the following areas: applied probability, financial mathematics, imaging science, multi-scale modeling, operations research, uncertainty quantification or a closely related area. A demonstrated enthusiasm and aptitude to supervise student research.

Application Process: This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, Curriculum Vitae, transcript for your terminal degree, and contact information for at least three professional references. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

Posting Date 11/02/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 12/01/2017
Advertised Salary Commensurate with qualifications.
Duration of the Term 9 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Proposed Rank Assistant Professor
Work Hours
Typical Hours Worked Per Week 45
Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics currently has 22 tenure-track faculty, 13 full time instructors, 78 graduate students, and 137 undergraduate majors. The department currently offers a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics, an M.S. in Statistics, an M.S. in Data Science, and a Ph.D. in Computational Science and Statistics.

South Dakota State University is a land-grant institution and is the state’s largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of 12,500 students. SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of 23,000 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city with a population of 170,000 in a metropolitan area of 250,000.

Affirmative Action Statement

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, veterans, people with disabilities, and minorities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

Diversity Statement
Contact Information

For more information, contact: Dr. Matt Biesecker, Search Committee Chair, 605-688-6196 or

Supplemental Questions

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  1. Where did you hear about this position?
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Reference List
Optional Documents