Assistant Professor in Combinatorics/Number Theory

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
09 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

Nestled beside the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins, Colorado is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the U.S.A. Colorado State University ranks as one of the nation’s top-performing research institutions with a record $330 million in research spending in Fiscal Year 2016. The Department of Mathematics has over 200 undergraduate majors and 55 graduate students, with currently 31 tenured and tenure-track faculty.

Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes % Research 40% % Teaching 50% % Service 10% % Administration 0% Open Posting Date Open Until Filled Yes To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/14/2018 Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 08/16/2019 Position End Date

Position Summary

The Department of Mathematics at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the area of combinatorics or number theory. The successful applicant must have a strong research program, as well as a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses as assigned by the Department Chair, as well as the continued development of an excellent and well-recognized research program.

Service to the department, college, university and community are also encouraged.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

  1. Doctorate in Mathematics or related area at the time of appointment.
  2. Strong professional background preparing the candidate for teaching and research in mathematics.
  3. A strong research program in one of the areas of our search, combinatorics and/or number theory.

Preferred Job Qualifications

One or more years of post-doctoral experience, including both research and teaching at the college or university level.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by Sunday, October 14, 2018. Please note that a complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation. At least one of your letters of recommendation should address your teaching and at least three of your letters of recommendation should address your research. Under “other” please upload a personal statement on your contribution and commitment to diversity and inclusion which addresses the items listed in the diversity statement below. Your referees will be emailed a request for a letter of reference immediately upon submission of your application. Please inform your referees that letters should be submitted by October 31, 2018 to ensure full consideration.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

The Department of Mathematics at Colorado State University has a strong interest in ensuring that all candidates hired for faculty appointments share our commitment to excellence, access, and Principles of Community.  

The purpose of the “personal statement on your contribution and commitment to diversity and equal access” is to identify candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that will advance our campus diversity and equity goals.

These contributions can take a variety of forms including interest in or efforts to advance equitable access to education and research, or public service that addresses the needs of a diverse population.

Search Contact

Prof. Rachel Pries

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Instruction/Advising/Mentoring Duty/Responsibility

Teaching duties will include graduate and undergraduate courses as assigned by the department chair, as well as standard mentoring of undergraduate majors, and supervision of graduate students towards masters and PhD degrees.

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Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research/Scholarly activities Duty/Responsibility

The faculty member will continue to develop and grow a strong research program in the faculty member’s area(s) of expertise, seek (and secure) external research funding to support the research effort, and participate in departmental research group activities.

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Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Service/Outreach Duty/Responsibility

The faculty member will participate in service and outreach activities for the department, college, university and/or community, in consultation with the department chair.

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