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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics of The Pennsylvania State University (University Park Campus, State College, PA, USA) is seeking outstanding applicants for tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in all areas of mathematics. We are primarily searching for tenure-track assistant professors, however candidates for associate or full professor positions may exceptionally be considered. Candidates who may bridge our current research strengths and/or interact with researchers in other disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. Probability and related fields is an area in which the department would like to expand. The department is committed to an inclusive academic community and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

Candidates for Assistant Professor must possess a terminal degree or its equivalent in organized research or professional practice; must have demonstrated ability as a teacher or research worker; and must have shown definite evidence of growth in scholarly or professional achievement.

Candidates for Associate Professor must possess the same qualifications as the assistant professor, but must also provide evidence of an established reputation in scholarly or professional achievement.

Candidates for Professor must possess the same qualifications as the associate professor, but must also provide evidence of a substantial record of advanced research and of leadership in their field of specialization. 

Competitive applicants for the positions, which include research, teaching and service duties, will meet the following requirements:

· Have been awarded a Ph.D in Mathematics or a closely related field.

· Have a strong record of research accomplishments, a compelling future research plan, and the potential for achieving outstanding international research standing.

· Have an ability to achieve classroom teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

· Have a commitment to fostering an inclusive community in their research and teaching of mathematics.

Applicants must complete the Penn State application and also submit an application through ( with the following materials:

· Cover letter (maximum of 2 pages) that includes:

  • The vision and goals of your research program in the context of our department and institution.
  • Your experiences and qualifications that have prepared you to achieve your goals.
  • A short summary of your most significant accomplishments.

· Curriculum Vitae

· Four reference letters, one of which must address your teaching in detail.

· Publication list.

· Research statement: a detailed statement of your research accomplishments and your future research plans (maximum 5 pages).

· Teaching statement: a statement of your teaching philosophy and interests (maximum 2 pages).

· Equity, Diversity and Inclusion statement: a statement of your past, present, or planned commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. (maximum 1 page).

System limitations allow for a total of 5 documents (5mb per document) as part of your application. Please combine materials to meet the 5-document limit. 

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023 and continue until positions are filled.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473. 



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