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Assistant Professor, Computational Mathematics

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Position Number 38834
Class Title Assistant Professor, Computational Mathematics
Administrative Title No Administrative Function
Job Description

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level, anticipated to begin in August 2018. The first position is in the field of computational mathematics with emphasis in areas of high dimensional data analysis, theoretical machine learning, nonlinear optimization, probabilistic numerical methods, and related areas. (This position is part of the Provost’s strategic hires and is closely related to another position in deep learning for the Center for Research in Computer Vision, see The second position is in the more broadly defined field of computational mathematics.

With over 66,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the nation, offering more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando. UCF is an economic engine, attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. Mathematics faculty at UCF have many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, including collaborations with the Center for Research in Computer Vision and the College of Optics & Photonics, which are world leaders in research. For more information, visit

The successful candidates will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses, conduct a vigorous research program, pursue external funding, advise and mentor students, and participate in department and university governance. The successful candidates must demonstrate a strong record of excellence in both teaching and research.

Position Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Mathematics or a closely related field from an accredited institution at the time of application. Other qualifications include a high potential to attract external funding and effective communication skills in English.


Some postdoctoral experience is desirable.

Special Conditions

Applicants who apply for position 38834 will also be considered for position 37381.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Additional Application Materials Required

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a complete list of publications, a list or transcript of each graduate level math course taken and grade earned, a teaching philosophy statement, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation addressing your qualifications for the position. Additionally, it is desirable that applicants supply some evidence of effective teaching.

Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

For questions regarding this search, please contact Constance Schober, search committee chair, at

FTE 1.0-Full-Time
Requisition Number 701191
Job Open Date 11/10/2017
Job Close Date 01/11/2018
Open until filled No
Division Academic Affairs
College/Area College of Sciences (COS)
Department COS-Mathematics
Annual Salary Negotiable
Type of Appointment Regular
Job Category Faculty
Work Location Orlando (Main)
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