Fixed-term Assistant Professor Positions, MSU Dept. of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering
Michigan State University’s Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE) invites applications for several Fixed-term Assistant Professor positions with a starting date of Fall 2021. These new positions are currently set to be a 2 course per semester teaching load with the possibility of a reduction to 1 course per semester. Instructional courses taught in CMSE focus on computational modeling and/or data science. Successful candidates will receive training in research-based teaching pedagogy, will have the opportunity to perform research in collaboration with CMSE faculty members, and will be able to participate in a range of additional professional development opportunities. These positions are potentially renewable on an annual basis through Spring 2024, contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in any field of mathematics, science, or engineering by August 15, 2021, as well as have substantial experience in computational or data science, which may include the development of numerical algorithms or their application to a particular field of study. Applicants are also expected to be able to program using Python, R, or a sufficiently similar language. In addition, previous teaching experience (either as a TA or instructor) is desired. Fixed-term Assistant Professors will be paired with one or more faculty mentors with whom they have compatible research interests and will engage in CMSE’s instructional training and mentoring program. Applicants are encouraged to reach out to potential faculty collaborators prior to the deadline to discuss research opportunities - a directory of CMSE faculty members can be found at https://cmse.msu.edu/directory/faculty/ . Candidates will be evaluated on their potential to excel in teaching and research, and in their ability to contribute to a diverse departmental environment. The baseline salary for this position is $60K; in the event that a research collaboration is established with a faculty member, additional salary may be negotiated.
Applicants should apply to position #691533 via MSU’s online job application website, http://careers.msu.edu . Required materials include a cover letter summarizing qualifications, a CV, vision statements for teaching and research, and at least three letters of reference. The research statement should address the candidate’s overlap of research interests with members of the department and identify faculty members with whom the applicant might collaborate. In addition, in both statements, the candidate should explain how their efforts in teaching and research have supported the success of students from backgrounds that are underrepresented or disadvantaged in their academic fields. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should explain how their future efforts will further MSU’s commitment to diversity. Positions include standard MSU benefits, which includes medical insurance. A background check is required for employment.
We will begin reviewing the applications starting from Feb 22, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until the position is filled. The posting will close on April 30, 2021. Nominations or questions are welcome by contacting the search committee chair, Arjun Krishnan, via email at email@example.com . The positions will start August 2021.