Assistant Professor/Professor in Applied Mathematics/Computational Neuroscience

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
04 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Tenure-track or Tenured Rank faculty position in Applied Mathematics/Computational Neuroscience

School Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Department/Area Applied Mathematics 

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks applicants for a position at either the tenure-track or tenured rank in the area of Applied Mathematics with a focus on Computational Neuroscience, broadly interpreted, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018. This is part of a broader commitment to revitalize and expand Applied Mathematics, which is among the top five majors at Harvard College, in terms of its teaching and research missions.

Candidates should have demonstrated expertise at the interface of applied mathematics and computational neuroscience with significant and innovative applications to science and/or engineering. We are also seeking candidates with a strong vision for an original research program, as well as an interest in working collaboratively with experimental neuroscientists at Harvard and/or other institutions. Candidates should have enthusiasm for teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses at the interface of applied mathematics, neuroscience, and engineering and applied sciences. The position has potential for links to the Center for Brain Science, the Institute for Applied Computational Science, the Harvard Brain Initiative, and the broader Harvard neuroscience community on the Cambridge and Boston campuses. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree by the expected start date. ​

Additional Qualifications Special Instructions

Required application documents include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and up to three representative papers. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for three to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted. We encourage candidates to apply by December 1, 2017, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

Contact Information

Arlene Stevens
Harvard SEAS
29 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email astevens@seas.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Minimum Number of References Required Maximum Number of References Allowed Supplemental Questions

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  1. How did you hear about this position?
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  2. Please list your research interests (200 character limit)

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Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research
  5. Publication
  6. Publication 2
  7. Publication 3

Optional Documents

  1. Course Evaluation